Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

MAS

MAS Data and Information

The MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) is an airborne scanning spectrometer that acquires high spatial resolution imagery of cloud and surface features from its vantage point on-board a NASA ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft. The MAS data are associated with specific field experiments. Detailed information about the field campaign and other available data products can be found from the table below.

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
ARESE Data and Information

Daily

Variable

09/25/1995 - 10/23/1995

ATOST Data and Information

1 minutes

50 m

11/06/2003 - 12/17/2003

CAMEX-4 Data and Information

1 minute

50 m

08/13/2001 - 09/26/2001

CLAMS_ER2_MAS

15 minutes

50 m

06/29/2001 - 08/03/2001

FIRE_ACE_ER2_MAS

Daily

Variable

05/10/1998 - 06/08/1998

FIRE_AX_ER2_MAS

Each granule contains one flight track

50 meters (at 20 kilometers altitude)

05/29/1992 - 06/23/1992

FIRE_CI2_ER2_MAS

Daily

N/A

10/31/1991 - 12/07/1991

SCAR-A Data and Information

Each granule contains one flight track.

50 meters (at 20 kilometers altitude)

07/12/1993 - 07/29/1993

SCAR-B ER2 MAS

Each granule contains one flight track.

Variable

08/13/1995 - 09/11/1995

THORpex Data and Information

1 minute

50 m

01/31/2003 - 04/10/2003

MAS read software is product dependent. If read software is available, a "read software" tab will appear on the product landing page.