Enhancements to NASA’s Land Atmosphere Near Real-Time Capability for Eos (LANCE)

Thursday, 18 December 2014
Diane Davies1,2, Kevin J Murphy3, Jeffrey E Schmaltz2, Ryan A Boller4, Matthew F Cechini5, Edward Mauoka3, Gang Ye3, Helen Conover6, Kathryn J Regner6 and Sherry Harrison6, (1)Trigg-Davies Consulting Ltd., Malvern, WR14, United Kingdom, (2)Sigma Space Corporation, Lanham, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)Columbus Technologies and Services Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)Univ of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States
NASA’s Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (Earth Observing System) (LANCE) provides data and imagery from Terra, Aqua and Aura satellites in less than 3 hours from satellite observation, to meet the needs of the near real-time (NRT) applications community. This article describes LANCE and enhancements made to LANCE over the last year. These enhancements include: 3 new NRT products, additional search and download data capability through Worldview, and a greater selection of NRT imagery that can be interactively viewed through Worldview and the Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS). LANCE is also working to ingest and process AMSR2 data in NRT. This presentation describes the enhancements, and the potential uses for the new products, which include daily NRT 8-day rolling Vegetation Indices (VI) and Land Surface Reflectance (LSR) products and a 16-day rolling Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) product.