MODIS is an instrument carried aboard both the Terra and Aqua satellites. Between these two satellites, MODIS data are acquired for the entire Earth's surface every 1 to 2 days. MODIS collects data in 36 spectral bands that vary in spatial resolution from 250 to 1000 meters. We currently only collect data from the Terra satellite and this data is limited to two 250-meter spectral bands (red and near infrared) and two vegetation indices (NDVI and EVI). MODIS data are ideally suited to regional and global applications. KansasView members are evaluating MODIS data for crop monitoring and crop yield estimation.

Applications Using MODIS Data


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