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Monitoring the Impact of Drought from Space

NASA VIIRS Vegetation Indices products can be used to monitor the impacts of drought on vegetation. Notice low vegetation greenness detected over southern Australia in this Jan. 1, 2019, image. In August 2018, the entire state of New South Wales in southeastern Australia was declared in drought.

Suomi-NPP VIIRS Land Data Products

Land data products are developed by NASA from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) satellite. These products are available from NASA’s Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC).


NASA's data policy ensures that all NASA data are available fully, openly, and without restrictions. Here's what this means to you.

Meeting Data User Needs: A Look Behind the Curtain

The needs of global data users drive the many strategies used by NASA's ESDIS Project to continually enhance its products and services.

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Image captured on 4 February 2019, by the MODIS instrument, on board NASA's Terra satellite.

New Land Surface Global Data Products at GES DISC

Three new global data sets released by NASA’s Land Information System (LIS) will aid in land surface analysis and support famine and drought assessment.

Unwelcome enrichment in the Arctic

Microscopic plastics infiltrate Arctic sea ice with unknown consequences for the ecosystem.

Webinar: Discover NASA Ocean Color Data, Services and Tools

Event Date: February 6, 2019

NASA's Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC) manages, archives and distributes nearly 40 years of ocean color, sea surface temperature, and sea surface salinity data. Join us to learn more about NASA ocean color data, services and tools!

Basic Demographic Characteristics Dataset in GPW

The addition of a Basic Demographic Characteristics dataset to SEDAC’s Gridded Population of the World (GPW) product is a highlight of GPW version 4.10.

User Profile: David Mocko

Who uses NASA Earth science data? David Mocko, for using land-surface models to study drought.

NASA EOSDIS 2018 Data User Profile Yearbook Released!

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