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Glossary

Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
MODIS will fly aboard Terra as part of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS). It will view the entire surface of the Earth every 1-2 days, making observations in 36 co-registered spectral bands, at moderate resolution (0.25 - 1 km), of land and ocean surface temperature, primary productivity, land surface cover, clouds, aerosols, water vapor, temperature profiles, and fires. See MODIS Web Site.