Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center




Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments  (MEaSUREs) supports the NASA Earth Science research community in providing Earth science data products and services driven by NASA’s Earth Science goals. Through the MEaSUREs* Program, NASA is continuing its commitment to expand understanding the Earth system using consistent records.

Review and Access all MEaSUREs projects.

Details Description Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage


Creating a Unified Airborne Database for Assessment and Validation of Global Models ...Read more

Varies 20 - 25 years


International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) - Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in R...Read more

10 km 30 years


The NASA MEaSUREs program began in 2008 and has the goal of creating stable, community accepted Earth System Data Records (ESDRs) for a variety of geophysical time series. A reanalysis and extension of the NASA Water Vapor Project (NVAP), called...Read more

Global 1988- 2009


A MEaSUREs project that proposes to produce level 3 surface irradiance products that are consistent with observed TOA irradiances in a framework of 1D radiative transfer theory,  containing the contribution of atmospheric and cloud...Read more

Varies 30 years