Last Update: June 15, 2022
This section of the production web site identifies various aspects of the
archive and distribution of Collection 5 land and Collection 4 and 5
atmospheres data products using the Land and Atmospheres Archive and
Distribution System (LAADS). Information is also provided about the L0
This page provides a summary of the capabilities of the present operational
version of LAADS (Version 3) and plans and schedules for future versions
(Versions 4 and 5).
This page describes the archive approach for the land Collection 4 and 5
data products and includes a link for the data currently available in
This page describes the archive approach for the atmosphere Collection 4
and 5 data products and includes a link for the data currently available
Special Products Archive
This page describes the various special data products (e.g. Aeronet L1B and
5x5 pixel L1B subsets) which are available for general distribution.
L0 Archive (TBA)
Starting in July 2006, LAADS will provide user access to the L0 archive
(Transitions Planned). In the
interim, any requests for L0 data should be submitted to Sudipta Sarkar at
All L0 data are archived in the MODAPS L0 archive. Data are presently
received from the GES DAAC. However, starting in August, 2006
MODAPS will receive L0 data directly from EDOS. Near-real time data are
received in the form of 2-hour files but are split into 5-minute granules
before being archived in the L0 archive. A significant fraction of the
historical data are presently archived as 2-hour files but are in the
process of being split into 5-minute granules and re-archived. This
splitting process will be completed by December 2006. The data presently
archived in the L0 archive are identified at
This site requires user registration.
This page provides access instructions for any L1, land, or atmospheres data
archived by MODAPS.
MODIS Distribution Reports
This page provides information on the amount of data provided to MODIS
users. The reports included monthly averages and daily totals in both
volume and number of files.