Land Processes DAAC (LP DAAC)
Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center
LP DAAC is located at the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, SD. The LP DAAC was established in 1990 to process NASA land processes data products and provide vital contributions to inter-disciplinary studies of the integrated Earth system.
LP DAAC specializes in:
- Processing, archiving, and distributing Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) from Terra;
- Archiving and distributing Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from Terra & Aqua;
- Distributing NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Collaborations:
- Providing tools and services for discovery and analysis of NASA's land cover and land use data.
Chris Doescher, DAAC Manager
Chris Torbert, DAAC Mission Manager
Tom Maiersperger, DAAC Scientist
US Geological Survey
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
47914 252nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001
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The LP DAAC ingests, processes, archives, and distributes data products related to land processes collected by two EOS sensors, ASTER and MODIS, as well as mission-derivate products created by select Principal Investigators. The LP DAAC provides data crucial to the investigation, characterization, and monitoring of biological, geological, hydrological, ecological, and related conditions and processes. In doing so, it promotes the interdisciplinary study and understanding of Earth’s integrated systems.
Several tools and services are available for searching, downloading, and ordering data from the LP DAAC. Users may obtain all data products distributed by the LP DAAC by using NASA’s Earthdata Search Client. A selection of products from the LP DAAC are available through USGS EarthExplorer and for point sampling in AppEEARS. Users may also acquire data via HTTP by directly accessing the LP DAAC’s Data Pool or by using the DAAC2Disk Download Manager.
Last Updated: May 18, 2017 at 1:48 PM EDT