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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument is designed and developed in 1995. • It is a critical instrument aboard Terra and Aqua satellites. Terra's orbit around the Earth is timed so that it crosses the equator from north to south in the morning, while Aqua crosses the equator from south to north in the afternoon. • Every 1 to 2 days, Terra MODIS and Aqua MODIS scan the entire Earth's surface, collecting data in groups of wavelengths. • In this research, a whole month of MODIS Land Surface Temperature data from both Aqua and Terra were explored and investigated.


This poster, first place winner for STEM individual projects, was presented at the 36th Semi-Annual Dr. Janet Liou-Mark Honors & Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation, May 5, 2022. Mentor: Prof. Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi (Mechancial Engineering Technology).

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (Grant # 1950629), under the direction of Dr. Reginald A. Blake, Dr. Hamid Norouzi, and Ms. Julia Rivera. The authors are solely responsible for the content of this article, and it does not necessarily represent the views of the NSF CESSRST REU. We are also grateful to our mentor Mrs. Zahra Sharifnezhad.



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