Category Archives: MODIS

Questions and answers concerning MODIS (The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer).

GOES-R Proving Ground At the Great Lakes

Louie Grasso, Dan Lindsey, J. Braun GOES-R ABI will have several channels in the window region from which channel difference products can be produced. Three of the channels, 8.53, 11.02, and 12.03 µm are available from MODIS. From these three … Continue reading

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“California Burnin’ on Such a Summers Day”

(Courtesy NASA/MODIS/TERRA – July 26, 2008) Jeff Braun Currently, California has 26 fire incidents…mostly across the northern half of the state.  Fourteen of these fires are considered large at the moment (= or > 100 acres…see following map). To date … Continue reading

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The Weld County, Colorado Tornadoes of May 22, 2008 (Updated June 11, 2008)

(Image courtesy of Eric Thaler, SOO WFO DEN/BOU.  Data source – NOAA/NWS; Map – FEMA) Jeff Braun Thursday, May 22, 2008 was truly a day the will live in infamy for many folks in and around the communities of western … Continue reading

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Fires in Russia = Smoke in Minnesota

Jeff Braun Many large fires in southern/southeastern Russia have choked the skies with smoke. This image (first image) of the fires (locations outlined in red) was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite late last week (April … Continue reading

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