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Interactively browse and download full-resolution, global, near real-time satellite imagery from 100+ near real-time (NRT) data products from LANCE and other NASA data providers. Showing the entire Earth as it looks "right now" - or at least as it has looked within the past few hours, Worldview supports time-critical application areas such as wildfire management, air quality measurements, and weather forecasting. Worldview is supported by the Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) - a set of standard services that delivers imagery in a highly responsive manner.

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Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS)

Access global, full-resolution AIRS, AMSR-E, AMSR2, GMI, MLS, MODIS, OMI, SMAP, and VIIRS imagery via a variety of standard services, such as Web Map Tile Services (WMTS), Tiled Web Map Service (TWMS) and KML.

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Rapid Response

View and download MODIS imagery. All imagery can be viewed through Worldview. To help users, the imagery have been organized into 10 application categories to assist users in monitoring and analyzing a variety of natural and man-made hazards and disasters (e.g. ash plumes and fires). MODIS Subsets and MODIS Near Real-Time (Orbit Swath) Images are also available.

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Hazards and Disasters

LANCE EOS data and imagery enable users to get a snap shot of the Earth in near real-time. This timely data is useful for a range of applications e.g. to detect fires, track smoke, ash and dust plumes; to monitor aerosols, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide, which in turn are useful for air quality assessments; and to determine the extent of sea ice, snow, and flooding which are useful to support shipping in the polar regions and to allow rapid assessment of areas worst affected by snow or flood water.

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Web Fire Mapper

Interactively browse daily global MODIS fire locations and monthly burned areas through Web Fire Mapper.


MODIS Global Fire Maps

View and download Global 10 day MODIS fire maps and animations.

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OMI Browse

View the total ozone solution for the day using the daily global OMI browse images and view the total ozone column for each orbit using the orbital browse images.

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