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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How to download MOD16 (Modis Evapotranspiration) image?

I use a 'R' script for downloading MODIS imageries. However, it doesn't give MOD16 product. I could neither find the MOD16 product in earthexplorer website. Though the desired product is available at ...
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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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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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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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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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Reprojecting MODIS-Sphere ESRI GRID file to WGS84 using QGIS/GDAL

I have an ESRI GRID file projected in MODIS-Sphere (here's the dataset http://urban.yale.edu/sites/default/files/data/setoguneralphutyra_uf.zip) that I need to convert to a WGS84 GeoTIFF. I tried ...
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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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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 ENVI,...
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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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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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Accessing the Quality Band for MCD12Q1 with MODISTools GetBands

I am using MODISTools (https://github.com/seantuck12/MODISTools) to process MCD12Q1 data, which, according to the LP DAAC website (https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/dataset_discovery/modis/modis_products_table/...
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Reconstructing MODIS time-series applying Savitzky-Golay Filter with Python/Numpy

I want to apply the 'Savitzky-Golay' (savgol) filter to my time series, MODIS dataset, to remove noise (i.e., cloud pixels, etc.) in my data. MODIS have quality flags that indicates the reliability of ...
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How can I parse modis MOD13Q1 quality layers in R?

I'd like to parse MOD13Q1 VI quality layers in R. My original code must have been incorrect, because it gave lots of "deep ocean" flags in the middle of Brazil. After the changes suggested by Mikkel,...
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How to correctly parse MODIS QA layers?

I'd like to correctly parse the MOD13Q1 VI Quality layer (see Table 2 in "layers" here). For this, I'm trying to follow Example 1 from this tutorial (page 10). I'll illustrate my problem with a pixel ...
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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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Gdal_translate command for SDS having spaces in its name

Can anyone help me with using gdal_translate on an HDF4 dataset that a space? One SDS in the the HDF is: HDF4_EOS:EOS_GRID:"MOD13Q1.A2004001.h08v05.005.2007234070731.hdf":...
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Merging rasters in QGIS?

I have 3 modis tiles that I want to merge together. They were all reprojected in the same CRS (from sinusoidal to WGS84 UTM zone 32 N), but I cannot succeed. I have tried with merge and virtual raster,...
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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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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 to reproject MODIS L2 data with lat/lon

I downloaded the MODIS level 2 data for precipitable water vapor (MOD05_L2.A2015193.1535.006.2015194020321.hdf) and the corresponding geolocation file (MOD03.A2015193.1535.006.2015193213734.hdf). When ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is part of the MODIS (MOD09) Swath missing?

I have been using the WorldView web application to identify clear sky days to download MODIS images. However there are some instances where I see a clear day image, then download the MOD09 product 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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Determining phenological events based on Greatest increase NDVI approach?

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 (onset/...
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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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How to interpret MOD44B 8-bit quality layer

I have 15 annual MOD44B (vegetation continuous field) HDFs for 2000-2014, working in Arcmap 10.2. Each contains several bands. The two I'm concerned with are "percent tree cover" and "quality." The ...
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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 modis_download....
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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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MODIS image reprojection/ change coordinate system in ArcGIS Desktop?

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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MODIS R Package: GDAL Not Available

I am trying to analyze the MODIS EVI 250m, 16day dataset. I found the R MODIS package and am following the instructions here: https://conservationecology.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/bulk-downloading-and-...
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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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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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MODIS MOD11A1 Reproject Change Data Value

I'm import and reprojected MOD11A1 with GDAL 1.10....my shell script is easy.. for file in *.hdf; do echo "map: $file" gdal_translate -of Gtiff -ot Int16 HDF4_EOS:EOS_GRID:"$file":...
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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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MODIS temperature and NDVI data?

hope anyone could give me some hints here. I tried to download free MODIS data from their page(resolution 500m, 1km). Im interested in NDVI and temperature data. But when i load the hdf files into my ...
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Calculating NDWI in Erdas IMAGINE 2014

I'm using MOD09GQ product of MODIS to calculate vegetation indices in Erdas 2014, and I was able to extract NDVI using Erdas Model Builder. What is the formula I should use in model builder for ...
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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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Reproject MODIS level 3 chlorophyll data using gdal

I am trying to reproject MODIS Level 3 chlorophyll data (for instance, this file) using gdal in R. I used gdal_translate and gdalwarp functions. There was no crs information associated with ...