What are the MODIS sensor's strongest attributes, and how do they compare to other sensors?

MODIS provides global coverage every one to two days in 36 spectral bands. Spatial resolution of the MODIS data varies by band from 250 m to 1 km. By contrast, the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) sensor has five spectral bands with a spatial resolution of 4 km or 1 km.

For more information about MODIS, visit NASA's MODIS webpages.