GES DISC provides AIRS L1 and L2 and selected MLS L2 near real-time products. On average, these products are available within 2 hours of observation time.
LANCE uses the EOSDIS User Registration System. If you haven't already, please register for a username and password to access our FTP site.
About GES DISC
The GSFC Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) is one of eight NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) DAACs that provide Earth science data, information, and services to research scientists, applications scientists, applications users, and students. The GES DISC is the home (archive) of NASA Precipitation and Hydrology, as well as Atmospheric Composition and Dynamics, data and information. The GES 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 GES DISC is located at Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland.
In recent years, the GES DISC has taken the 'Information Services' part of its name much more seriously, priding itself in developing tools and services that promote easier use and usability of Earth science data and information. As data and information management needs of science researchers have become more sophisticated, we have been able to take advantage of maturing information technologies to develop and implement tools and services that help science researchers extract the information they seek from the data they work with.
They are in the continuing process of enhancing data and information exploration and access and have, in fact, been making great strides in understanding how to – and implementing ways to – bring heterogeneous Earth science data sets together.
About the Products
Near real-time data is available from AIRS and MLS a 7-day rolling archive and provided on a best effort basis. The user services provided are subscription (FTP pull and push) and anonymous FTP pull. The system is supported during normal working hours but is monitored for system failures and unexpected data outages.