MODIS Image Production Task Flow


Identify
    Get dates in 2011 only from the filenames of the MODIS images in
    //Fred/DataSets/Satellite Image Archive/Gulf of Mexico/Site 23051/Site 23051 MODIS

    [TODO: need to get the correct date from the filename - gives year and day of year only - ask Marc]

Acquire
    Go here
        http://lance-modis.eosdis.nasa.gov/imagery/subsets/?subset=USA7
    select the date
    Click 250m for the correct image type (usually Terra full color)
    When the image displays, click "Download GeoTiff File" and save the file in
        //Fred/DataSets/Satellite Image Archive/Gulf of Mexico/Site 23051/Site 23051 MODIS/YYYY-MM-DD


Georeference
    MODIS images are already georeferenced, so nothing to do.  Take a break and get a cup of coffee :)
   
Clip
    Clip the georeferenced image
        TBD: Find a bounding box that is as big as possible without triggering GE to make a superoverlay when you load it
        Save the clipped file in the same folder as the original and name it:

        modis_site23051_YYY-DD-MM-clip.tif
   
Evaluate
    load the clipped image into GE and determine if a slick is visible around the 23051 site
    Determine if the image is fairly clear of other features that are likely caused by wind or clouds in the vicinity of the 23051 platform - skip the image if there is too much noise to see the slick clearly

Annotate
    If a good slick is visible draw a polygon around the boundary and annotate with arrows
    Document total length, width at the widest point, and total area

Publish
    Create page on the labs site where you will publish it
    Put a link to the labs site page in the description of the top folder in the KMZ
    Write a description of the slick in the labs page and in the KMZ - they should both have the same content and each should have a link that points to the other
    Look for an NRC report that corresponds to that location and date - and if it looks like a match, put a link to it in the description
    Save annotated image as KMZ
    publish KMZ to the labs page
   
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