MODIS | V6 Reprocessing Plan

Snow Cover

Version 6 snow cover forward-processing began in January, 2016. Version 6 reprocessing consisted of five parallel streams, starting on Day 1 of the years 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012 (see Figure 1), and was completed in July, 2016. Version 5 forward-processing will be discontinued on 31 December, 2016. Questions? Contact NSIDC User Services.

Figure 1. MODIS snow cover data reprocessing streams.

The following table lists the forward-processing start dates for the Version 6 snow cover data sets. Additional products will be added as they become available at NSIDC.

Table 1. V6 Snow Cover Forward-Processing Start Dates*
Data Set Temporal Coverage
MYD10_L2, MOD10_L2 01/14/2016 to present

MYD10A1, MOD10A1, MYD10A2, MOD10A2, MYD10C1, MOD10C1

01/17/2016 to present

*MODIS Terra was offline from 02/19/16 - 02/27/16. No data are available.


Sea Ice

Version 6 sea ice reprocessing was completed in October 2015. Version 5 forward-processing will be discontinued on 31 December, 2016. Questions? Contact NSIDC User Services.

Forward-processing began in April, 2015 for all MODIS sea ice data sets. Data acquired before that time were reprocessed to Version 6 from the beginning of each satellite's data record until reprocessing caught up to the forward–processing stream (see Figure 2).

Graph showing MODIS sea ice reprocessing plan

Figure 2. MODIS sea ice data forward processing and reprocessing streams

The following table lists the Version 6 forward–processing start dates for each MODIS sea ice data set:

Table 2. V6 Sea Ice Forward-Processing Start Dates*
Data Set Temporal Coverage
MYD29, MYD29P1D, MYD29P1N, MYD29E1D 04/15/2015 to present
MOD29, MOD29P1D, MOD29P1N 04/20/2015 to present
MOD29E1D 04/15/2015 to present

*Reprocessing completed October, 2015.