Monthly and weekly aggregates of satellite-based Land/lake Surface temperature of MODIS sensor (merged MODIS-Aqua and MODIS-Terra) in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario

To assess and unravel the changes that affect lentic ecosystems, long-term data-series are of paramount importance. The need for more effective environmental monitoring has led to notable advances in satellite technology and algorithm development, including enhanced ocean color sensor data acquisition capabilities to detect and map phytoplankton blooms with adequate spatial and temporal resolution. The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captures data in 36 spectral bands ranging in wavelength from 0.4 μm to 14.4 μm and at varying spatial resolutions (2 bands at 250 m, 5 bands at 500 m and 29 bands at 1 km). All data collected between 2012 and 2017 was aggregated to weekly and monthly values. All data is currently available on the GWF Cuizinart. Researchers interested in the data from the GWF Cuizinart can email Homa Kheyrollah Pour (University of Waterloo;

Metadata Access
Creator Van Cappellen, Philippe; Kheyrollah Pour, Homa; Duguay, C.R.
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2019
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact gwf-uw(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Ecology
Spatial Coverage (-83.513W, 41.405S, -75.800E, 44.729N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2002-05-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-12-19T00:00:00Z