LANCE: NASA Near Real-Time Data and Imagery

NASA's Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EO (LANCE) supports users interested in monitoring a wide variety of natural and human-created phenomena using near real-time (NRT) data and imagery that are made available much quicker than routine processing allows.

Most data products are available within three hours from satellite observation, with imagery generally available 3-5 hours after an observation. If latency is not a primary concern, users are encouraged to use the standard science products, which are created using the best available ancillary, calibration, and ephemeris information.

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  • AIRS - Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
  • AMSR2 - Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2
  • LIS ISS - Lightning Imaging Sensor on the International Space Station
  • ICESat-2 - Advanced Topographic Altimeter System (ATLAS) on the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite
  • MISR - Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer
  • MLS - Microwave Limb Sounder
  • MODIS - Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
  • MOPITT - Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere
  • OMI - Ozone Monitoring Instrument
  • OMPS - Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite
  • SMAP - Soil Moisture Active Passive
  • VIIRS-Atmosphere - Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite
  • VIIRS-Land - Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite
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