MODIS Rapid Response System, Terrestrial Information Systems, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Science Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Data Center Description
The MODIS Land Rapid Response system has been developed to provide
rapid access to MODIS data globally, with initial emphasis on 250m
color composite imagery and active fire data. The experience gained
during the Montana fires of 2000, when the MODIS team was asked to
provide active fire information to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), has
led to the improvement and automation of several of the steps involved
in MODIS rapid data provision. Imagery and data are now being provided
to a number of users e.g. the USFS Remote Sensing Applications Center
(RSAC), the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), the U.N. Global
Fire Monitoring Center, and NASA's Earth Observatory. Incremental
improvements are planned both for the user interface and the selection
of products available from this site.

[Summary Extracted from the MODIS Rapid Response System home page]

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