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MODIS Products in AWIPS

Scott Bachmeier - Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)



This basic-level VISIT teletraining lesson will describe the MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) imagery and products (from the NASA Terra and Aqua satellites) that have recently been added to the NWS Central, Western, Eastern, and Southern Region AWIPS servers (WFOs may add MODIS imagery to their local AWIPS via LDM subscription). A variety of MODIS examples will demonstrate the unique operational utility of these new satellite products, which will help forecasters prepare for new satellite channels and products coming in the NPOESS and GOES-R era. (lesson created October 2006; modified September 2008)


This is a basic course. There are no prerequisites.

Training Session Options

  1. Live VISIT teletraining (with an instructor leading the session). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to signup for teletraining. The session will last 60 minutes. This teletraining session uses the VISITview software, where a Windows PC with an Internet connection is needed.

    Please follow the teletraining installation instructions to install the session

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