NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) at NSIDC

MODIS Data

Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

MODIS Data at NSIDC


Overview

NSIDC archives and distributes Level-2 and Level-3 snow cover and sea ice data derived from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua and Terra satellites.

Snow on the Putorana Plateau, Siberia Susitna River Valley, AK drains into Cook Inlet Ice forms in Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence Storm pummels the Pacific Northwest
  • Snow on the Plateau

    In this MODIS Terra image, bright white snow blankets the creviced, brown volcanic landscape of the Putorana Plateau in central Siberia.

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  • Contrasting Water and Land

    The Susitna River Valley, AK drains into Cook Inlet in this MODIS Terra image that combines visible and infrared light to increase the contrast between water and land.

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  • Ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

    This MODIS Aqua image from February 11, 2013 shows sea ice forming in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada.

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  • Storm Pummels the Pacific NW

    MODIS Terra captured this image after a January 2012 winter storm iced roads, downed power lines, and prompted avalanche warnings across the Pacific Northwest.

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