- Caribbean Sea
- Masthead platform instrument info Aqua/AMSR-E; GCOM-W1/AMSR2
- Masthead date range 15 November 2020
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Knowing the precise location of a satellite in space is critical for determining sea surface height and, through this, the rate of global mean sea level rise. For more than 28 years, a series of satellite ocean altimetry missions has compiled a record of sea surface height using the same global observational ground track. Starting with the Topographic Experiment (TOPEX)/Poseidon mission (operational 1992 to 2006) and continuing with the Jason-1, Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2, and Jason-3 series of satellites (operational 2001 to present), this consistent ocean altimetry data record continues with the launch of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite. The result will be a more than 30-year time-series of satellite-acquired sea surface height data.
Join us for an introduction to NASA SEDAC's Global COVID-19 Viewer - a map-based tool for understanding the spread of the Coronavirus and underlying risk factors. We will learn about its development and then conduct a live demonstration of the viewer focusing on current hotspots, interesting trends, and an exploration of the risk factors. For information or to register: https://go.nasa.gov/3ofCWgU
A new dataset from the North American Carbon Program (NACP) provides gridded estimates of methane (CH4) emissions from dairies in California at an approximately 10 km x 10 km resolution for the year 2019. The mapped sources of dairy CH4 emissions are enteric fermentation and manure management reported in gigagrams per year (Gg/yr). Learn more at NASA's Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC): https://bit.ly/3dNpqfR
This new cloud primer provides step-by-step tutorials on how to get started in the AWS cloud. The tutorials are listed in the recommended reading order. However, feel free to read them in an order that coincides with your background and preference. View/Download tutorials: https://go.nasa.gov/2H4oDef
Fifteen years ago Hurricane Katrina caused severe damage to communities on the Gulf Coast of the United States. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been very active already, with 13 named storms as of August 28, 2020. NASA data and tools can be used to track the movement and development of severe storms, and aid in assessing post-storm impacts. Learn more about NASA tropical storm resources in the new Cyclones Data Pathfinder.
Tropical Cyclone Gati Makes Landfall in Somalia
Image captured on 22 November 2020, by the VIIRS instrument, aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite.
Counting Trees in Africa's Drylands
Using commercial satellite data and machine learning, scientists discovered a surprisingly large number of trees in Africa's drylands.
What's Your Vector?
NASA Worldview vector layers bring a wealth of additional information about thermal anomalies, dams, nuclear plants, and more.
GIS Day 2020
Expanding understanding of Earth science.
New Article in Eos: Advancing AI for Earth Science: A Data Systems Perspective
A new article authored by members of NASA's Earth Science Data Systems program and the Radiant Earth Foundation was published in the American Geophysical Union's Eos.
Data Chat: Dr. Carmen Boening
The Global Sea Level Change portal is NASA’s home for sea level change data and information. As the portal’s principal investigator, Dr. Boening ensures that it remains a key resource for both scientists and the general public.
Webinar- NASA's Earthdata Forum: Connect to a Growing Body of Expertise
Event Date: November 18, 2020
Join us for an introduction to the Earthdata Forum, a hub for submitting your questions about NASA Earth science data, services, and tools and for finding answers on how to discover and use the data distributed by the DAACs represented on the Earthdata Forum.
Data Chat: Drew Kittel
EOSDIS DAACs will play as key role as EOSDIS data evolve to the commercial cloud. NASA's ESDIS Project Science Operations Office Manager, Drew Kittel, is working to ensure that DAAC services and support are ready.
The Precision Behind Sea Level Rise
Knowing the precise location of a satellite in space is critical for determining sea surface height and, through this, the rate of global mean sea level rise.
Solving the Data Puzzle of Sea Level Rise
The new Sea Level Change Data Pathfinder highlights the diversity of datasets used to piece together the status and drivers of sea level rise.
User Profile: Dr. Brian Barnes
Ocean color data provide key information about ocean health. Dr. Barnes uses these data in his investigations into the health of optically shallow waters.
NASA Data Made Easy: Getting Started with SAR
Seeing through the clouds with Synthetic Aperture Radar.
ESDS at the Virtual AGU Fall Meeting 2020
NASA, the Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program, and the Earth Science and Data Information System (ESDIS) Project look forward to welcoming ...
EOSDIS Data News: November 20, 2020
NSIDC DAAC NASA's National Snow and Ice Data Center DAAC (NSIDC DAAC) released the following datasets:Making Earth System Data Records for Use in ...
Webinar - NASA's Earthdata Forum : Connect to a Growing Body of Expertise
Join us for an introduction to the Earthdata Forum, a hub for submitting your questions about NASA Earth science data, services, and tools and ...
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