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MODIS: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer DLESE Reviewed Collection
This brochure describes the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite. The first NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite, Terra, was launched on December 18, 1999, carrying five remote sensors. The most comprehensive EOS sensor is MODIS which offers a unique combination of features: it detects a wide spectral range of electromagnetic energy; it takes measurements at three spatial resolutions (levels of detail); it takes measurements all day, every day; and it has a wide field of view. This continual, comprehensive coverage allows MODIS to complete an electromagnetic picture of the globe every two days.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
    • Book
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Cryology
  • Environmental science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd387
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Steve M.