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MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica

version 4.2.1 (6.06 MB) by Chad Greene
Plot satellite images, grounding lines, and coast lines of Antarctica


Updated 20 May 2019

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Two functions for Antarctic Mapping Tools: modismoa plots a MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica image using Matlab's Mapping Toolbox and modismoaps does the same thing but does NOT require any special toolbox licenses.

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Chad Greene (2020). MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (3)

Juan Zhu

A nice toolboox to pick up the satllite images of the Antarctica. However, the URL to get the data seems have been removed away, leading to a fail to download the data by using the Script or manually operation. Could you provide an available URL to get the data and update the script of the modismoa_install? Thank you very much!

Taisiya Dymova

Taisiya Dymova

I downloaded the data you provided in Functions section and ran modismoa_install once more. Although after download of 2009 data I got an error (Error using fread. Invalid file identifier. Use fopen to generate a valid file identifier.) in string moa750_r1_hp1=fread(fid,[8056,6964],'uint16'), I guess it is fine for me since I don't need more than 2009 data...



Added live scripts

Added modismoaps to get around dependency on Matlab's Mapping Toolbox.

Included freezeColors as a subfunction.

Changed pcolorm plotting to geoshow because geoshow is faster and does not shift data by half a pixel. Also added an example to the example file.

Fixed a typo in the example file.

Updated to include MOA2009 and options for display contrast. Behavior change: by default, 2009 data are now plotted unless 2004 is specified.

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The modismoa function is now a plugin for the Antarctic Mapping Tools package.

Example file edits.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2012b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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