Description and link

MODIS Data from Terra and Aqua


Some of these data are great for teaching, and even near real-time uses.  If you see something you really like you can order the data.  The electronic notebooks can be used to analyze the digital data using the Hydra tool.

There is a web-sight from which you can get both near real time and retrospective MODIS. The data can be accessed at various resolutions from 250 meters to 4 km.  When you get to the site you choose the day from a calendar, and then go to the overpass map to see orbits in which you would be interested. Then when you select the day, thumbnail pictures of what are termed granules appear for the entire day.  When you select a particular thumbnail there is a globe the left that will show the area you’ve chosen.  Go to   


GOES Case study data


From the CIRA-RAMM VL site. The CIRA-RAMM Team Virtual Laboratory is intended to provide access to interesting sets of digital GOES satellite images to educational institutions, professional forecasters and research scientists.   These files are in McIDAS data format only, making them accessible for those with RAMSDIS (-X), GARP and UNIDATA-McIDAS workstations.    Self-extracting compressed files (with a .EXE extension) are also available, each containing several of the McIDAS-formatted data files.

Selected case study data are available by going to


Select the link to a particular case study.  Within the text you will see instructions on how to get the data via ftp.  Both GOES-9 and GOES-8 digital, McIDAS formatted data, that cover the area and time of interest, can be found on the CIRA-RAMM Team's FTP server.  Log on to "" (or ""), using "anonymous" and then your e-mail address for the password.  Then follow instructions for the specific case selected.