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by bruce » Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:17 pm America/New_York

I was pretty sure I've seen documentation on all of the options that are available to use with, but I haven't been able to format a query to the fora the returns useful information.

My goal (in case there's a better way) is to, given a date/time/lat/long, retrieve all granule *names* that are likely to contain a pixel that contains data at that location.  I don't want to download the data, but want to be able to quickly and locate granule names for later download.


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by OB WebDev - norman » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:24 am America/New_York

Hi Bruce,

There have been many changes (added missions, file-name-convention changes, etc.)
since this forum thread that have caused the suggested wget calls to no longer work.
My old browse code (never intended for such uses) is still limping along while others
work out a design for a new browser that will hopefully be better at this sort of
non-interactive use.  In the mean time here is an updated possibility for getting
the file names you seek.  (I assume a bash shell below.)

# Find SNPP/VIIRS scenes likely to include Bigelow Lab on the ides of March this year.
epoch=`date -d $date -u "+%s"`
day=`echo "scale=0;$epoch/86400"|bc -l`

wget -qO - \
$url'?sub=level1or2list&sen='$sen'&per=DAY&day='$day'&n='$lat'&w='$lon'&dnm=D&prm=TC' \
| perl -n -0777 \
       -e 'if(/filenamelist&id=(\d+\.\d+)/){' \
       -e 'print `wget "'$url'?sub=filenamelist&id=$1&prm=TC" -qO -`;' \
       -e '}' \
       -e 'elsif(/\/getfile\/([^"]+)/){' \
       -e 'print "$1\n";' \
       -e '}'

Here is a list of the sensor codes currently understood by the old browser.

hico => HICO(ISS)
swml => SeaWiFS(MLAC)
swga => SeaWiFS(GAC)
amod => Aqua
tmod => Terra
octs => OCTS(ADEOS)
czcs => CZCS(Nimbus-7)
mefr => MERIS(FRS)
merr => MERIS(RR)
vrsn => Suomi-NPP
vrj1 => NOAA-20
s3ar => Sentinel3A(ERR)
s3af => Sentinel3A(EFR)
s3br => Sentinel3B(ERR)
s3bf => Sentinel3B(EFR)
goci => GOCI(COMS)

If you need more than one sensor, string them together with the "@" character
(e.g.  sen=vrsn@vrj1 ).

Once again, this is largely unsupported but provided here in case you find it useful.


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by bruce » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:33 pm America/New_York

Thanks Norman,

I'll give it shake and see what falls out of the tree.


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by OB.DAAC - SeanBailey » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:03 am America/New_York


Another method is to use the CMR API
Following on Norman's example:

$ curl ",43.86&temporal\%5b\%5d=2020-03-15T00:00:00Z,2020-03-16T00:00:00Z"

Granule UR,Producer Granule ID,Start Time,End Time,Online Access URLs,Browse URLs,Cloud Cover,Day/Night,Size,,2020-03-15T15:42:01Z,2020-03-15T15:47:58Z,,,,DAY,,,2020-03-15T17:18:00Z,2020-03-15T17:23:59Z,,,,DAY,,,2020-03-15T17:24:01Z,2020-03-15T17:29:59Z,,,,DAY,

The trick is figuring out which "short_name" to use, a list of them can be obtained with various incantations of the API.
Not all of our data sets are in CMR yet (e.g. VIIRS L1 data) but we will be adding them.  Once the next OC reprocessing is done, we should be fully in CMR.

Another caveat is that some of our L1/2 "collections" were inserted with bounding box geolocation information, so there will be more "false positives" than will produce.
Those are being redone with geo polygons (GRings in MODIS parlance) which will be much more accurate - the SST data (MODIS and VIIRS) are already done.

BTW, this API is how we'll be doing it on the backend for the new browser to which Norman alluded.


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by bruce » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:52 am America/New_York

thanks...  When I have 5 minutes of spare time, I'll give it a shot.

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