Ocean Data at EOSDIS
The Oceans discipline encompasses geophysical parameters that characterize the oceans (e.g., temperature, salinity, sea surface topography, chemistry/biology optics) as well as those physical processes operating within the Earth’s oceans and at its surface. EOSDIS DAACs hold over 700 products describing many ocean processes including ocean circulations, winds, heat exchange between the ocean and atmosphere and the interaction of solar radiation with the ocean. Sea ice products also are included in the discipline (in addition to being within the Cryosphere discipline.) The primary DAACs for ocean products are PO.DAAC and OB.DAAC. Sea ice products are provided by the ASF DAAC and NSIDC DAAC. Several other DAACs also hold Oceans data as they relate to their respective disciplines.
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Learn more about Ocean Data at EOSDIS
Learn more about Ocean Data at EOSDIS by reading Sensing Our Planet articles that feature research utilizing Earth Observing data from the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) and watch NASA Earthdata Webinar videos to learn more about NASA Earth science data sets, services and tools to discover, access and use these data. There is also an ocean discipline reference sheet available from the Outreach Products page.
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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2016 at 9:29 AM EDT