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TES Instrument Decommissioning

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

On Jan. 31, NASA ended the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer's almost-14-year career of discovery.

Replacement of SSE with NASA's POWER Project GIS-enabled Web Data Portal

Friday, March 16, 2018

Replacement of SSE (Release 6) with NASA's Prediction of Worldwide Energy Resource (POWER) Project GIS-enabled Web Data Portal:


March 2018 ASDC Newsletter

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The ASDC March Newsletter introduces DSCOVR's relesase of the O3SO2AI product and a look at the EPIC Imaging Camera, Prediction Of Worldwide Energy Resource (POWER's) new homepage (beta) and Geospatial Data Portal, instrument status updates for both Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) and Tropo

NASA's Prediction Of Worldwide Energy Resource (POWER) Project Unveils a New Geospatial Data Portal

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A new POWER home page with enhanced responsive web data services and mapping capabilities will soon replace the current POWER home page. The new POWER will include improved solar and meteorological data with all parameters available on a 0.5-degree global grid.

CATS Concludes Successful Mission on ISS

Thursday, February 15, 2018

CATS, a spaceborne lidar instrument that fired more laser pulses than any previous orbiting instrument has ended its operations on the International Space Station (ISS), after a successful 33-month mission to measure clouds and tiny atmospheric particles that play key roles in Earth's climate and