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MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator (MASTER)

Overview

[MASTER Image]The MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator (MASTER) is a scanning spectrometer which flies on a variety of multi-altitude research aircraft and provides data similar to the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). MASTER first flew in 1998 and has ongoing deployments as a Facility Instrument in the NASA Airborne Science Program (ASP). MASTER is a joint project involving the Airborne Sensor Facility (ASF) at the Ames Research Center, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS).

The ORNL DAAC became the assigned DAAC for MASTER in late 2020 and is in the process of publishing the existing MASTER Level 1B and Level 2 data.


MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator Datasets List

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*MASTER: HyspIRI Airborne Campaign, Hawaii, 2018 NEW2022-05-16 2022-05-16 user guide
*MASTER: DFRC Airborne Campaign, Southwest US, June, 2011 NEW2022-05-12 2022-05-12 user guide
*MASTER: DFRC Airborne Campaign, Southwest US, May, 2011 NEW2022-05-12 2022-05-12 user guide download 8.6GB
*MASTER: DFRC Airborne Campaign, Southwestern US, November, 2011 NEW2022-05-12 2022-05-12 user guide
*MASTER: Suomi-NPP Airborne Campaign, 2013 NEW2022-05-12 2022-05-12 user guide
*MASTER: Suomi-NPP Airborne Campaign, Greenland, 2015 NEW2022-05-12 2022-05-12 user guide
*MASTER: Western Diversity Time Series Campaign, WDTS, California, USA, Spring 2021 NEW2022-05-12 2022-05-12 user guide
*MASTER: Houston Airborne Campaign; California, Colorado, and Central US; 2011 NEW2022-05-11 2022-05-11 user guide
*MASTER: RSL Airborne Campaign, Heat Island Study, Phoenix, Arizona, 2011 NEW2022-05-11 2022-05-11 user guide
*MASTER: HyspIRI Airborne Campaign, California and Nevada, Summer 20162022-01-17 2021-07-21 user guide
*MASTER: Fire Influence on Air Quality (FIREX-AQ), Western-Central USA, Summer 20192021-09-30 2021-09-30 user guide
*MASTER: Western Diversity Time Series Campaign, WDTS, California, USA, Fall 20202021-09-30 2021-09-30 user guide
*MASTER (MODIS-ASTER) Airborne Simulator Campaign, SARP, California, USA, 20162021-07-21 2021-07-21 user guide download 6.4GB

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