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MEaSUREs Data and Information
The Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) provides end-to-end capabilities for managing NASA’s Earth science data from various sources – satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and various other programs. For the EOS satellite missions, EOSDIS provides capabilities for command and control, scheduling, data capture and initial (Level 0) processing.
The NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) is the home (archive) of NASA Precipitation and Hydrology, as well as Atmospheric Composition and Dynamics remote sensing data and information. The DISC also houses the Modern Era Retrospective-Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) data assimilation datasets (generated by GSFC’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office), and the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) and Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS) data products (both generated by GSFC's Hydrological Sciences Branch).
The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) processes, archives, and distributes land data and products derived from the EOS sensors. Located just outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the LP DAAC handles data from three EOS instruments aboard two operational satellite platforms: ASTER and MODIS from Terra, and MODIS from Aqua. The LP DAAC is working with the MEaSUREs projects to facilitate the introduction of long-term, consistent, high quality data records to the land remote sensing community.
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) supports research into our world's frozen realms: the snow, ice, glaciers, frozen ground, and climate interactions that make up Earth's cryosphere. NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere.
The Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) archives and distributes ocean color data from several sensors, including MODIS Aqua, SeaWiFS, OCTS, and CZCS, as well as sea surface temperature data from Terra and Aqua MODIS. Users can visually search the ocean color data archive and directly download and/or order data from single files to the entire mission using the Level 1 and 2 Browser.
The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) acts as a gateway to data stored at other ocean and climate archives. This and other tools and services enable PO.DAAC to support a wide user community working in areas such as ocean and climate research, applied science and industry, natural resource management, policy making, and general public consumption.
The Precipitation Processing System (PPS) processes, analyzes and archives data from the future Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. Currently the PPS is processing data from TRMM as an early checkout of the PPS. The PPS also supports TRMM by providing validation products from TRMM ground radar sites.