chapter  2
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Review of Selected Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Algorithms, Data Products, and Applications ����������������������������������������������������������������

ByYang Shao, Gregory N. Taff, Ross S. Lunetta

The Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is one of the key instruments designed as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s EarthObserving System (EOS) to provide long-term global observation of the Earth’s land, ocean, and atmospheric properties (Asrar and Dokken 1993). The instrument was developed based on experiences with the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) and the Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM). MODIS was designed not only for providing continuous global observations but also as a new-generation sensor with an increased combination

CONTENTS

2.1 Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 31 2.1.1 Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Sensor Characteristics ..... 32 2.1.2 Data Products and Algorithms ..............................................................................34