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Tropical Cyclone Amos

Tropical Cyclone Amos formed on April 20. On April 22 (the date of this image), Amos had sustained winds of 105 mph/169 kph with gusts to 125 mph/201 kph and was moving east at 9 mph/14.5 kph toward Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Tracking Hazards from Space

Instruments on NASA satellites, such as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra and Aqua Earth observing satellites, are used to track tropical cyclones, wildfires, dust storms, and other events 24/7.


The Earth Observing System Data and Information System is a key core capability in NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems Program. It provides end-to-end capabilities for managing NASA’s Earth science data from various sources—satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and various other programs.

Data Chat: Carey Noll

Talking about Space Geodesy with NASA CDDIS Manager Carey Noll

Rocky Mount Fire, Virginia

Image captured on 24 April 2016 by the MODIS instrument, on board the Aqua satellite.

Our Customers Have Spoken: EOSDIS Continues to Provide High Levels of Satisfaction

The annual EOSDIS customer survey provides important information for improving products & services

Webinar: Satellite Techno-Archeology: Old Data Answers New Questions

The recovery of old satellite data can be something of a treasure hunt-results are not guaranteed. Exploring data, not seen in decades, is both exciting and challenging! Join us on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 3:30pm ET to learn how NASA and NSIDC are recovering old data to answer new questions.

Rounding up Data with a Golden Lasso: Getting Soil Moisture Data from SMAP to DAAC

NASA's SMAP team turns raw satellite data into more than a dozen data products for data users around the world.

User Profile: Bernard Hubbard

Who uses NASA Earth science data? Dr. Bernard Hubbard, to help locate mineral resources and assess natural hazards

Webinar: NASA Aquarius Data Training

Interested in NASA physical oceanography data and tools? Join us for a 4-week series starting Thursday, April 7 at 11am PT/2pm ET for the NASA Aquarius Data Visualization, Interpretation, Communication & Engagement (ADVICE) webinar series.

Tropical Cyclone Fantala

Image captured on 18 April 2016 by the MODIS instrument, on board the Aqua satellite.

Japan, NASA provide open access to ASTER data

As of 1 April 2016, all Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data products are available at no charge from the LP DAAC.

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