Polar Products Software Released as Part of Aqua and Terra Direct Broadcast Software Package

The University of Wisconsin-Madison cryosphere team, submitted software that will create 1km products in polar regions from direct downlinked MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) input data. The software was incorporated into the International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP) MODIS Level2 package and released on 15 February 2012.

IMAPP has a registered user base of more than 1300 people from 67 different countries. The polar product software suite includes Snow Mask, Ice Surface Temperature and Surrounding Waters, Ice Cover and Ice Concentration, Inversion Strength, and Inversion Depth.

imapp imagery

Example images of the IMAPP Snow Mask (Upper Left), Ice Surface Temperature (Upper Right), Inversion Depth (Lower Left) and Ice Concentration (Lower Right) Products for the 1935 UTC Terra MODIS test data set from 29 October 2011.