Problems to untar file with MODIS PAR L3 images

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Problems to untar file with MODIS PAR L3 images

by laurare » Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:52 pm America/New_York


last week I tried to download daily MODIS PAR l3 images from
I clicked on "extract or download l3 data" bottom to reduce the region and period of time. I got the order I wanted with the manifest.txt file, and I did the same as last time when I downloaded MODIS chla data with Python:

# Download PAR data
import wget
import tarfile

output_directory = '/Users/laurare/OneDrive -'

url = ' ... sted_files'

file =,output_directory)
tar =,'r:*')
tar.extractall(path = '/Users/laurare/OneDrive - -')

However, this time I couldn't open the tar file. I thought it may be a mac problem, so I asked a colleague to try in linux, then on ubuntu and I also tried using wget and tar on linux terminal instead of python. I even reduced the period of time, hoping that the problem was related with the size of the file, and nothing worked.
I also thought that I wasn't downloading the file properly and I tried to use the appkey:

url = ' ... 3bd4174e9f'

Any help is welcome. Thank you!


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Re: Problems to untar file with MODIS PAR L3 images

by OB.DAAC - amscott » Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:33 pm America/New_York


This post scrolled past before we saw it to respond. Did you resolve this issue or can we still help you with something?
You can also look here for search and data download methods:

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