MODIS Airborne Simulator

The MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) is an airborne scanning spectrometer that acquires high spatial resolution imagery of cloud and surface features from its vantage point on-board a NASA ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft. The MAS data are associated with specific field experiments. Detailed information about the field campaign and other available data products can be found from the table below.

Disciplines:   Radiation Budget Field Campaigns

MAS Publications

King MD, Menzel PW, Grant PS, Myers JS, Arnold TG, Platnick SE, Gumley LE, Tsay S-C, Moeller CC, Fitzgerald M, Brown KS, Osterwisch FG (1996). Airborne Scanning Spectrometer for Remote Sensing of Cloud, Aerosol, Water Vapor, and Surface Properties. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 13 (4), 777. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0426(1996)013<0777:ASSFRS>2.0.CO;2