The International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP) allows ground stations capable of receiving direct broadcast data from the NASA Terra and Aqua spacecraft to create a suite of products from MODIS, AIRS, AMSU, and AMSR-E. The IMAPP software is freely available, and is supported on Intel Linux host platforms.
IMAPP is also available as a Virtual Appliance for Windows, OS X, and Linux, offering a complete processing system for direct broadcast atmosphere, land, and ocean products from Terra and Aqua.
MODIS products (Terra and Aqua)
Atmosphere and Polar Products
AIRS and AMSU Products (Aqua)
AMSR-E Products (Aqua)
HYDRA2 Multispectral Data Analysis Toolkit
HYDRA2 is a visualization and analysis toolkit for interrogating NASA EOS Aqua and Terra and JPSS S-NPP instrument data. This toolkit was developed to assist research and development of remote sensing applications as well as education and training of remote sensing scientists. Supported platforms include:
The Direct Broadcast CIMSS Regional Assimilation System (DBCRAS) is a regional numerical weather prediction model that assimilates MODIS products in real time and creates forecasts up to 72 hours at 48 km and 16 km resolution.
GeoTIFF Web Mapping Service (WMS) MODIS Display Tool
This package provides users with the capability to display and share GeoTIFF products through a web browser in a Google Maps interface. It is designed specifically for display of MODIS and VIIRS default GeoTIFF files created by the Polar2Grid reprojection software package. It is distributed as a virtual machine (VM).
Aviation/Severe Weather Forecast Products
The IMAPP Overshooting Tops (OT) software package identifies regions of MODIS data that contain convective cloud tops that have broken through the tropopause into the lower stratosphere because of a strong updraft. Convective storms with OTs have the potential to produce severe weather at the ground (heavy rain, damaging winds, hail and tornadoes) as well as aviation hazards including lightning and turbulence.
Air Quality Forecast Products
The IMAPP Virtual Appliance is an automated processing system for MODIS data acquired by direct broadcast. It is easy to install and run on platforms including: