Webinar - Discovering and Differentiating Data with the NSIDC Search
Interested in learning more about how to discover and access cryospheric data from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC)? Explore, discover and differentiate between the nearly 500 NSIDC DAAC snow and ice data sets with the NSIDC data set search tool!
Ice in the Great Lakes, USA
False color image (Bands 3, 6, 7) of ice (shown in red) in the Great Lakes, USA on 28 March 2015 from the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite. Visit Worldview to visualize near real-time data from EOSDIS.
2015 International Space Apps Challenge
NASA GIBS wants to know if you have the app-titude to build an open-source solution to their 2015 Space Apps Challenge: "Volcanoes, Icebergs, and Cats from Space." Click to read more.
DAAC Image of the Week - 15 Years of ASTER
This image of the Erta Ale volcano in the Afar Triangle region of Ethiopia was captured by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor onboard NASA’s Terra satellite on March 3, 2015 – almost 15 years to the day since ASTER returned its very first image over the very same area. ASTER imagery is processed, archived, and distributed by the LP DAAC. Click to learn more about ASTER.
Who uses NASA Earth science data?
The EOSDIS is pleased to announce a new EOSDIS data user profile series: “Who uses NASA Earth science data?” These features highlight our diverse end-user community worldwide and show you not only how these data are being used for research and applications, but also where these data are being used -- from the plains of West Texas to the Sea of Oman and everywhere in between. You’ll also learn where you can download the data sets in each feature. We’re excited to share our data user’s experiences with you!
Near Real-Time AMSR2 Data Being Released
Near real-time data from the AMSR2 instrument is the newest addition to the LANCE collection of products that provide satellite data generally within three hours of a sensor observation.
A baffling signal in the tropics
The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) signal, a mélange of intense atmospheric convection, air pressure, and wind, is so strong that it can spike rainfall in the South Asian and Australian monsoons and increase the number of violent tornado outbreaks in the United States. Understanding it could improve long-range weather forecasts and enable scientists to further refine computer models of global climate. Click to read more of this Sensing Our Planet article.