I am interested in retrieving the metadata of some MODIS (and VIIRS) images. Should I use the CMR search tool (https://earthdata.nasa.gov/eosdis/scien ... onents/cmr)? How can I use it to download (through API) the metadata of the images?
Is there otherwise another system to retrieve them?
See the API at
https://ladsweb.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/ ... lwsclassic
Using searchForFiles endpoint, you can query by product, date/time, and area of interest. This will return a list of file IDs. You can them use the getFileUrls endpoint to get a list of links for the fileIDs, which you can then use for
Note that this API is very old and is being reworked, and will be replaced with a newer API probably later this year. The new API is still under development.