The ORNL DAAC recently released the following new MASTER (MODIS/ASTER) Airborne dataset:
MASTER: Houston Airborne Campaign; California, Colorado, and Central US; 2011
This dataset includes Level 1B (L1B) and Level 2 (L2) data products from the MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator (MASTER) instrument. The spectral data were collected during 16 flights aboard a NASA ER-2 aircraft over portions of California, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, the central Mississippi River basin, and the Gulf of Mexico from 2011-07-19 to 2011-08-18. Data products include L1B georeferenced multispectral imagery of calibrated radiance in 50 bands covering wavelengths of 0.460 to 12.879 micrometers at approximately 50-meter spatial resolution. Derived L2 data products are emissivity in 5 bands in thermal infrared range (8.58 to 12.13 micrometers) and land surface temperature. The L1B file format is HDF-4, and L2 products are provided in ENVI and KMZ formats. In addition, the dataset includes the flight path, spectral band information, instrument configuration, ancillary notes, and summary information for each flight, and browse images derived from each L1B data file.
The MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator (MASTER) is a scanning spectrometer which flies on a variety of multi-altitude research aircraft and provides data similar to the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). MASTER first flew in 1998 and has ongoing deployments as a Facility Instrument in the NASA Airborne Science Program (ASP). MASTER is a joint project involving the Airborne Sensor Facility (ASF) at the Ames Research Center, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS).
Additional data from MASTER and other relevant links can be found on the ORNL DAAC's MASTER project page.
Citation: Kruse, F.A., D.A. Roberts, J.A. Greenberg, P. Townsend, N. Molotch, and S.L. Ustin. 2022. MASTER: Houston Airborne Campaign; California, Colorado, and Central US; 2011. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1972