Welcome to the MODIS Land Team Web Site

  (January 2020)


If you are viewing this page then you have been redirected from the MODIS Land Validation Team web site, which is in the process of being deprecated.

The MODIS Land Validation (LandVal) and MODIS Land team (MODLAND) web sites evolved separately, but both have been active since the early 2000's.

The MODIS Land Validation team was a large, well-funded and concerted effort, pre- and post-MODIS launch, to collect validation data for the MODIS sensors. The associated web site was a place where these data and information were organized and made available to users. The LandVal web site was the primary link to access the many different data sets collected at the EOS Core Sites (including MODIS subsets), and also hosted the validation status pages, by product.

Many things changed over the years, for instance, Landsat data acquisitions (that we used to coordinate and provide access to over Core Sites) became freely available. Less and less new Core Site data sets were collected in the latter half of the 2000's, and eventually, the core site data sets hosted at the LPDAAC were removed, sometime around 2015. The LandVal web site has been operating for years now as primarily a source for just the MODIS land product validation status (per web site traffic monitoring).

The Plan

The plan, which has now been implemented, was to move the product validation status from LandVal into the MODLAND team web site. Thus, you have been redirected here. If you were looking for the validation status pages, you will find that information in the Validation tab above. Please update any bookmarks to LandVal that you might have as this redirect will only be in place for about a year or so.

If you are looking for information that cannot be found here, please contact Jaime Nickeson (jaime.nickeson@nasa.gov).