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

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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 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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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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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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Extracting values at specific latitude,longitude from MODIS swath data

I am trying to determine the amount of precipitable water vapor (PWV), ozone and aerosols as a function of time over specific spots on the Earth, namely our astronomical observatories. To do this, I'...
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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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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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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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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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Opening MOD17A3 in ENVI so 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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How do MODIS products naming conventions work?

If I have the product MOD13Q1.A2014001, does it represent the previous 16 or the 16 days after January 1st? I.e., the product is made with 16 days, but how to determine if it was taken the previous ...
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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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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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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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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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Opening HDF data in QGIS on Ubuntu?

I try to open modis aqua data (HDF5 format: A2015208112000.L2_LAC_OC.nc) on QGIS 2.8 ver. And an error appears: No extra dimensions found. Could someone help me to solve this problem?
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Understanding measurement units for MODIS data?

I am working on MODIS data in ESA SNAP, specifically the Terra sensor, and I'm having a hard time understanding the unit of measurement of the data provided. I have downloaded Level 1B data (...
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Is there any reason NOT to use MODIS sinusoidal projection?

I have a large number of MODIS snow rasters which I am cropping with the extent of a shapefile. Currently, I am using spTransform so that my shapefile has the same CRS as the rasters. This code works ...
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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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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 to download the MODIS data from R using MODISTools library

I want to download MODIS product MOD13Q1 to use the Scientific Data Sets (SDS) layers of "250m_16_days_EVI", "250m_16_days_pixel_reliability". MODISTools library in R software provides the capability ...
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Download MODIS/MCD19A2 AOD product with R

I'm looking for a programmatic way to download MODIS/MCD19A2 AOD data in R. So far, I've found a pretty solid R package called MODISTools that works nicely with the MODIS/VIIRS RESTful API. However, ...
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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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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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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 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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Installing 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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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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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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Why is gdalwarp changing value in nodata pixels?

I'm using gdalwarp to convert MODIS NDVI mosaics from Sinusoidal to epsg:4326. To save space I'm using VRT files until I reach the final product. Here is my workflow. Mosaic NDVI Modis tiles using ...
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Getting tile number of sinusoidal MODIS product from lat/long?

I'm using this tool to get the tile number (horizontal/vertical) from lat/long. Is there any code,preferably python, to get the tile number ? I tried using this tool. But it gives wrong tile number. ...
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Landsat / MODIS spatio-temporal fusion: STARFM and software implementations

My main goal is to create Landsat/MODIS image pairs, perform an spatial-temporal fusion which leads to synthetic composites on dates between Landsat acquisition dates. This brought me to the paper ...
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R package gapfill: How to convert R raster stack to 4-dimensional array and then back to raster stack?

I'm currently analyzing MODIS EVI time series (MOD13Q1) for a small region between 2000 and 2015. Now, I would like to fill missing values using the new R package gapfill. What I have done so far: ...
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MODIS data with .hdf extension not compiling in Ubuntu

I am trying to use GDAL to read .hdf file, but it does not seem to recognize the extension. It works fine in Windows system. The GDAL open command gives the following error message: ERROR 4: `...
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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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Open Georreferenced MODIS L2 atmospheric data in python

i'm working with a MOD04 (atmospheric product) but i don't know how to georrefence the image in Python. I'll show an example of a code opening the Optical Thickness product #==========================...
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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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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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MODIS Fire Product tile conversion to GeoTIFF problem

I downloaded a tile (selected tile in the picture) from https://ladsweb.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/search/order/3/MOD14--6/2019-08-09/DB/Tile:H25V6 I used gdalinfo on the file. It's output is Driver: ...
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climatic data from MODIS or other sources [closed]

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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MOD09A1 QC layer

Does anyone know how to handle MOD09A1 Quality flags (QC) in in R? I was trying to use raster package but unable to unlock the QC band.
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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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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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Google earth engine:SST by month per year

I'm trying to plot a chart and get data from Google Earth Engine. I'm using MODIS-Aqua/L3SMI data in Earth Engine. I have used Earth Engines in built functions to compare average sea surface ...
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ModisDownload error downloading only portion of hdf files

I am having problems with ModisDownload recently that I have not had when using it so far. I dowloaded, reprojected and mosaiced modis images about two months ago successfully, despite some errors ...
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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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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, ...