NASA - Patrick Minnis Group - NASA Langley Cloud and Radiation Research
Welcome to the MODIS Browser at NASA Langley
This website provides near real-time as well as historical MODIS
multi-spectral imagery over the Continental US. The archive dates
back to Dec 2, 2002. Use the pull down menus above to select
and search a MODIS image.
(Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument flys
on board the NASA
spacecraft. The TERRA and AQUA satellites were
launched in Dec 18, 1999 and May 4, 2002 respectively.
The sun synchronous polar orbiters (98° inclination) have an
equatorial crossing time at 10:30am (TERRA) and 1:30pm (AQUA)
The TERRA and AQUA MODIS direct broadcast data is received thru
SSEC (U.WISC) X-Band Antenna. All MODIS imagery on this
website are generated at NASA Langley using the
(Man computer Interactive Data Access System) software.
The Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) is NASA's center for aeronautical flight research and atmospheric flight operations. DFRC is chartered to research, develop, verify, and transfer advanced aeronautics, space and related technologies. It also serves as a backup landing site for the Space Shuttle and a facility to test and validate design concepts and systems used in development and operation of the Orbiters.