Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO.DAAC)
Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
The PO.DAAC facility at JPL provides data and related information pertaining to the physical processes and conditions of the global oceans, including measurements of ocean winds, temperature, topography, salinity, circulation and currents, and sea ice. The PO.DAAC ingests and archives data products from various projects, such as QuikSCAT, Jason-1, MODIS, GHRSST and AVHRR Pathfinder, creates value-added higher level products and distributes these products to the international ocean and climate research communities.PO.DAAC is located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. It is tasked with managing data to enable understanding of the world's oceans.
PO.DAAC archives, distributes, and provides science information services for NASA's satellite oceanographic data. The data support a broad range of applications including weather prediction, climate studies, and the stewardship of ocean data resources.
Provides data on physical processes and conditions of the global oceans, such as ocean winds, temperature, topography, salinity, and ocean circulation and currents.
Robert Toaz, DAAC Manager
Eric Tauer, DAAC System Engineer
Michelle Gierach, Project Scientist
Sandra Cosic, User Services & Interfaces Lead
Colleen Schroeder, User Services
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
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Global Ocean Data
The entire PO.DAAC data holdings are maintained online for instant download via standard FTP. PO.DAAC also hosts online search and access tools that give users the ability to identify and select the specific data that meets a particular need. In addition, PO.DAAC web portal provides a forum for users to access information related to the data holdings and learn about the utility of the data for ocean and climate research.
Click here to access the PO.DAAC forums.
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2017 at 3:21 PM EST