Namib Desert, Namibia
Image of the Namib Desert, Namibia from 4 May 2015 from the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite. Visit Worldview to visualize near real-time data from EOSDIS.
DAAC Image of the Week - New time series of maps of Arctic sea ice age
The NSIDC DAAC released a new time series of maps of Arctic sea ice age on the Satellite Observations of Arctic Change Web site. Sea ice in the Arctic is becoming younger and thinner, so that the ice pack is even more vulnerable to melting. Young, thin ice can melt very rapidly during a warm Arctic summer. Weather conditions in a particular year can spell the difference between a lower than normal ice extent and a record low ice extent, but the continued thinning of the ice pack means it will not fully recover during the winter regardless of summer conditions.
Researchers investigate the conundrum: If Earth’s temperatures are getting warmer and sea ice in the Arctic has been shrinking fast, why then is sea ice in the Antarctic slowly increasing?
Nepal Sentinel 1-A Data Now Available from Alaska Satellite Facility DAAC
This Sentinel-1A synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image is one of many Nepal products now available from the ASF DAAC. Kathmandu is a light area on the right. Two days after the April 25 earthquake, ASF accomplished a week’s worth of work in a matter of hours to make Sentinel-1A Nepal data and imagery available online, under a new agreement between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.
Webinar - Redesigning Giovanni: More Data, More Plots, Faster Results
Join us on Wednesday, 6 May, 2 - 3PM ET to learn how to easily access, visualize and download many of NASA's Earth science data sets using the redesigned NASA Giovanni-4 Tool. Key features and functionality of the Giovanni-4 design concept and an overview of the Federated Giovanni Project will be showcased!
User Profile: Rowena Lohman
EOSDIS' “Who uses NASA Earth science data?” user profile series highlights 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!