Enhancements to NASA’s Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE)

NASA’s Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (Earth Observing System) (LANCE) provides data and imagery from the Terra, Aqua and Aura satellites in less than 3 hours from satellite observation, to meet the needs of the near real-time (NRT) applications community. This article describes LANCE and recent and upcoming enhancements, including: new NRT products, additional search and download data capability through Worldview, and a greater selection of NRT imagery that can be interactively viewed through Worldview and the Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS). In 2015 it is expected that LANCE will begin distributing NRT products from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2), Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) and from the instruments onboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP). For more information visit: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/lance