Terra Geolocation Anomaly May 11-12, 2024

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Terra Geolocation Anomaly May 11-12, 2024

by LP DAAC - jwilson » Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:55 am America/New_York

An anomaly with the Terra MODIS Global Positioning System (GPS), which started at approximately 23:00:00 UTC on May 11, 2024, caused a significant degradation in geolocation performance for Terra MODIS data. The behavior was likely due to the strong solar storm from that weekend. At approximately 16:29:55 UTC on May 12, 2024, the position and velocity covariances returned within tolerance for the Terra Instrument to transition back to real time operations. Given this degradation, all production of Level 1-3 daily Terra MODIS and Combined MODIS data for May 11-12 (DOY 132-133) have been removed and reprocessed. All 8- and 16-day products for May 9, 2024 (DOY 129) have been replaced as well. Users are advised not to use any Terra MODIS or Combined MODIS data for the dates above that were download prior to June 1, 2024.

Users should be aware that Level 2 Terra ASTER data products utilize MODIS inputs and are advised not to use any Level 2 Terra ASTER data for May 11-12, 2024, ordered prior to June 1, 2024.

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https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/news/terra-geolocation-anomaly-may-11-12-2024/

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