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Learn to use the MODIS subsetting tool

MODIS Global Subsetting Tool

The powerful MODIS subsetting tool allows users to access 14 different products from NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites for any site in the world from the year 2000 to the present.

The ORNL DAAC offers a free MODIS subsetting tool that enables users to subset global-coverage MODIS products down to the size of a local site. Data for most products are available for the years 2000 - present. Areas may be as small as 1x1 km or as large as 300 km2.

MODIS products include:

  • MOD 09 - Surface Reflectance
  • MOD 11 - Land Surface Temperature & Emissivity
  • MOD 12 - Land Cover/Land Cover Change
  • MOD 13 - Gridded Vegetation Indices (Max NDVI & Integrated MVI)
  • MOD 15 - Leaf Area Index & FPAR
  • MOD 16 - Evapotranspiration
  • MOD 17 - Net Photosynthesis and Primary Productivity
  • MOD 43 - Surface Reflectance

Tutorial Video: MODIS Subset Tutorial

The ORNL DAAC is one of twelve NASA funded Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) and is responsible for archiving and distributing terrestrial ecology and biogeochemical dynamics data.