Questions about data from the Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer sensors aboard the Terra and Aqua satellites.

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How do you explain that band width and relative spectral response of MODIS band do not match?

To define relative spectral response, I referred to EFFECT OF RELATIVE SPECTRAL RESPONSE ON MULTI-SPECTRAL MEASUREMENTS AND NDVI FROM DIFFERENT REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS by David James Fleming, 2006. ...
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Identifying geographies that match certain climatic profiles through GIS

The long and short of this research is trying to find roads that lie within geographic areas that fit a given climatic profile. In this case, I need to find areas within the United States with ...
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Download MODIS data for Mexico

I would like to download MODIS npp images for Mexico but I cannot figure out which files correspond to the country. How can I associate each tile to its location without looking at the million of ...
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convert from HDF to GeoTiff

I am having some problems with the conversion from HDF to GeoTiff. I am following the steps described in this webpage. The problem is that I can't find what is the NDVI subdataset name (XXXX) in ...
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What proportion of the 240m area sensed by MODIS must be forest before it is defined as forest?

MOD12 is a MODIS product at 240m resolution. Landsat produces 30m resolution products, which I resampled to 240m resulting in a raster of proportion forest cover in each 240m pixel (based on the mean ...
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processing MODIS hdf files with gdal

I'm trying to open an MODIS file (hdf format) with gdal in a python script under windows OS. I use the HDF4 driver, as read at http://www.gdal.org/frmt_hdf4.html. But when I run it I got this error ...
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Install gdal in CentOS without Root

I have been struggling to get python setup to do some image processing, so I really need the http://www.gdal.org/ GDAL libraries installed on CentOS 6.5. I want to install the package in a local ...
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What does MODIS data reflectance values (MOD13Q1) mean?

Several publications suggest filtering MODIS data (in my case MOD13Q1) prior to use. They recommended to filter out pixels having blue reflectance more than 10%, but what 10% here means? is it 10% of ...
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MCD43A3 MODIS products

I have MCD43A3 product and I am using that to get the albedo values(Black sky and White Sky). I have some in-situ snow depth data, corresponding to which I want to get these albedo values. For most ...
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Working with MODIS in R

I am new to using MODIS data and was hoping to get some help starting out. I have been able to download the hdf file but viewing it in R has been a problem for me. What I have found so far, and ...
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How do I open MOD17A3 in ENVI such that it is properly georeferenced?

I am using ENVI 5.1 on Windows 8. I am trying to open a MOD17A3 (MODIS Net Primary Productivity standard product - L4) .hdf file which I downloaded from the USGS website. I am still a beginner at ...
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climatic data from MODIS or other sources

I'm looking for climatic information in the form of raster like MODIS daily LST (Land Surface Temperature) data. I'm looking for other parameters like precipitation, humidity, air pressure and so on. ...
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Convert 800 .hdf4 files to Tiff using GRASS/QGIS/SAGA/GDAL/R

I've have MODIS ndvi data (MODIS_Grid_16 days NDVI) from the iberian peninsula, from February of 2000 to August of 2012 (really big data). How do I batch convert about 800 .hdf MODIS files to .tif ? ...
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How to reproject MODIS Swath data to WGS84

Im new to GIS and now working with MODIS04L2 Aerosol Optical Thickness image. I need to reproject the image to other coordinate system such as WGS84 for later work but now Im stuck with it. I have try ...
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Batch Processing 400 MODIS HDF4 Files Using Several Tools In ArcGIS 10

This is my first post, I hope I don't screw it up. We have about 400 MODIS HDF4 files we are looking to batch process in the ArcGIS 10 or Python environment. The tools we are looking to use are ...
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How to efficiently export specific files from .hdf to .img

I am working with MODIS .hdf grid files and am looking for some help on exporting specific files from the .hdf. There are 200+ .hdf's and I need to extract the 0, 1, 2, and 11 (NDVI, EVI, quality, and ...
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How to study qgis generated tiff images for water flow/resources ?

I am new to qgis. I have created tiff images from modis data using qgis. I want to study the water flow/resources from those images. As I am new to this field I don't understand how to study those ...
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Converting dataset between coordinate systems

I'm working with NOAA's PRECipitation REConstruction over Land dataset, and am looking for an efficient way to sample the data by pixels on NASA's MODIS grid, using open source tools. The PRECL data ...
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To determine phenological events based on Greatest increase NDVI appraoch

I have a problem with a phenological study. The study area is in temperate zone of Asia. I have been doing phenological research using MOD VI product. I wanted to extract phenological events ...
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pymodis download issues

I'm trying to download and process MODIS imagery using pymodis. I have Python 2.7.8 (Spyder), numpy 1.9.1 and gdal 1.11.1. I've also installed WXPython. I originally tried to use the ...
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MODIS image reprojection/ change coordinate system in ArcGIS 9.3

I have downloaded Utah state shapefile in NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_12N projection and also downloaded the MODIS image of the area (MOD09Q1) in .hdf format which has sinusoidal projection. the .hdf format ...
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Calculate Blue sky albedo from Black sky albedo and White sky albedo

I have got values for Black sky albedo and white sky albedo, from MODIS imagery. What is the simplest way to calculate blue sky albedo? I want to use albedo for snow cover. A website which has listed ...
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Frontal Detection of sst & Chlorophyll image

I am working on sea surface temperature satellite images and looking for delineating gradients in open source on the basis of temperature. Is there any tool like Cayula and Cornillon front detection ...
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How to merge SeaWiFS and MODIS data or use other merged products?

I hope to produce a time-series for sea surface temperature (SST) and chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) for use in MaxEnt without the use of arcgis, preferring Python tools to others. I am new to satellite data ...
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Automatically download Modis image using python script

I need download Modis imagery automatically from the website: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/. I found this link: http://gis-techniques.blogspot.com/2010/06/getting-modis-image-automatically-from.html ...
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How to detect burned areas from Landsat or MODIS datasets using ILWIS?

I'm trying to find a simple tutorial on how to detect and map burned areas from/with ILWIS . I use Landsat 5/7 or MODIS for detection. Any idea?
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How to make a cloud mask from a daily MOD09 image?

I'm currently working with MODIS data and i've been having some trouble with several aspects of the steps I need to take. For example, I need to make a cloud mask from a daily MOD09GQK image, and i'm ...
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Kriging from raster with missing data in ArcGIS

I have MODIS satellite imagery that depicts a range of surface temperatures. However, many of the cells are missing values. I think I need to perform Kriging in order to obtain an average value for ...
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MODIS calculations with non cloud contaminated pixels

I have 11 files showing 8day daytime LST temps in .tif format from MODIS. Is there any way to calculate the average 8day daytime temperature for march 2013 for example but using in the calculations ...
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Reading MODIS L1B into ENVI

I am working with MODIS Terra (and simultaneous ASTER) Level 1B swath data using ENVI and am having one of these "this should be easy" questions about the most direct way to get to geo-referenced ...
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Does MOD021km images from MODIS needs atmospheric corrections

I have downloaded some mod021km modis images and I want to work with them.I want to know does these data needs atmospheric corrections?sth like FLASSH in ENVI or other methods?I can convert hdf files ...
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Cannot properly import MODIS MOD07_L2 .hdf files into R using rgdal

I've been trying to accurately import and process some .hdf files from the MODIS Atmospheric Profile product (MOD07_L2) in R for several days now. Still, there's something going wrong during data ...
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Modis Reprojection Tool mirror or download alternative?

I need to convert and reproject a complete archive of MODIS *.hdf data. NASA's Modis Reprojection Tool is literally designed for this, and I even have an old script from the last time I performed ...
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How to determine latitude longitude point from a pixel within a MODIS tile?

I need to know latitude / longitude of each pixel in a MODIS tile image in HDF in order to reproject from sinusoidal (MODIS) to mercator (Google Maps). I Can read values from HDF in my C++ program, I ...
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MODIS Level 1B batch process

I am a new MODIS Level 1B user. I have been using the MODIS Swath tool to process my images. However, I have over 1000 images to process. I was wondering if there a script available in IDL or R (very ...
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MOD 35 Cloud Mask HDF in ENVI

I am having difficulty getting ERDAS or ENVI to correctly read and display cloud mask attributes from MOD 35 HDF files. They files are displayed as 0-255, whereas I expected some kind of code 0, 1, ...
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Reprojecting MODIS Ice Sea Temperature products with gdalwarp

I have problems projecting MODIS Ice Sea Temperature (IST) products to EPSG:3031 (Antartic Polar Stereographic) using gdalwarp. The product I'm working with is MOD29E1D, documented here, p33: The ...
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Compute number of days with snow

I have a project and I want to map the effective number of days with snow cover for a year in some mountain area. Until now, I have processed the MOD10A2 (8 days snow cover) product derived from MODIS ...
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Reproject gif.gz raster to WGS84 in QGIS

I am a steep learning curve into QGIS. I have a raster of global fire maps from the modis site: http://lance-modis.eosdis.nasa.gov/imagery/firemaps/firemap.2013221-2013230.8192x4096.gif.gz I would ...
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Batch process of GDALWARP in FWtools

I am using FWtools for pre processing of time-series MODIS data, I want to mosaic series of two scenes. But I don't know the batch code for gdalwarp. I am using windows. Kindly help me out.
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VI Quality dataset in MODIS image

While importing NDVI dataset in ArcGIS should we also import the VI_Quality dataset ? If yes then how should we handle it ? and, if not, then for what it is there ?
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Flood extent extraction from satellite images

How i can extract the floodwater from satellite images? Is the image classification method accurate for moderate-resolution satellite (Terra/Aqua MODIS)? Or is there a more accurate methods? Thanks.
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How do I select random points within each land-cover class? [closed]

I have a MODIS file and I want to Select random points within each land cover class Extract values of rasters to the sample points. Export attribute table Could you please tell me what steps I ...
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Extract elevation data from Landsat / MODIS imagery?

Just curious, have anyone tried to extract elevation data from LANDSAT or MODIS imagery? So far, I came across one journal by Toutin who did so using adjacent LANDSAT 7 imageries. Results seem pretty ...
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Reprojected MODIS NDVI has range from -32768 to 32767, expected -1 to 1

I'm new to StackExchange and to remote sensing. I am working with MOD13Q1 250m 16-day MVCs. My goal is to use NDVI time-series to classify cropping pattern and crop type, then link this data to ...
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Different origin between GDAL/Python and ArcMap of a Modis image

I have a Modis image and i load this image in Python using gdal library from osgeo import gdal, ogr INPUT_raster_1 = "C:\\myimage_1km.tif" ds_1 = gdal.Open(INPUT_raster_1, gdal.GA_ReadOnly) ...
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Tasseled Cap Transformation on MODIS in GRASS

I would like to know how to perform a Tasseled Cap Transformation on MODIS, in GRASS. I've found this https://searchcode.com/codesearch/view/19063909/ but I don't know if this has been tested. I'm ...
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How to process MODIS ndvi data using QGIS/GRASS/R?

I have MODIS ndvi data (MODIS_Grid_16 days NDVI) from the iberian peninsula (3 tiles), from February of 2000 to August of 2012 (really big data). I want to know how to deal with this kind of files. My ...
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Using MODIS Data after FLAASH

I am working on my thesis and I need to convert modis MOD021km data to reflectance and Brightness temperature.I know that some plugins for Envi is doing this with modis data but I want to run an ...
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Processing MOD35_L2 HDF Cloud Masks

I am attempting to create a binary cloud mask from the MOD35_L2 data products located at http://ladsweb.nascom.nasa.gov/data/ When opening the MOD35_L2 data in ENVI or the MRTSwath tool it reports 6 ...