The MODIS reprojection tool

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Edited by: J.J. QuW. GaoM. KafatosR.E. Murphy , and V.V. Salomonson


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The MODIS Reprojection Tool (MRT) is designed to help individuals work with MODIS Level-2G, Level-3, and Level-4 land data products. These products are referenced to a global tiling scheme in which each tile is approximately 10° latitude by 10° longitude and non-overlapping (Fig. 9.1). If desired, the user may reproject only selected portions of the product (spatial or parameter subsetting). The software may also be used to convert MODIS products to file formats (generic binary and GeoTIFF) that are more readily compatible with existing software packages. The MODIS land products distributed by the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) are in the Hierarchical Data Format - Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS), developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign for the NASA EOS Program. Each HDF-EOS file is comprised of one or more science data sets (SDSs) corresponding to geophysical or biophysical parameters. Metadata are embedded in the HDF file as well as contained in a .met file that is associated with each HDF-EOS file. The MRT supports 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit integer data (both signed and unsigned), as well as 32-bit float data. The data type of the output is the same as the data type of each corresponding input SDS.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title The MODIS reprojection tool
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher Springer
Publisher location Berlin, Germany
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 16 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Earth science satellite remote sensing— Data, computational processing, and tools
First page 162
Last page 177