1. EOSDIS Data News - 5/4/2017

EOSDIS Data News - 5/4/2017


Satellite imagery data products from two sensors onboard the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) EO-1 satellite are now available through NASA’s Earthdata Search Client (https://search.earthdata.nasa.gov/). Direct download of the data leverages the USGS Earth Explorer, which requires login credentials ( https://ers.cr.usgs.gov/register/). The EO-1 products that are available consist of data collected beginning in May 2001 through March 2017. Data collected by the EO-1 Advanced Land Imager (ALI) are comparable to Landsat panchromatic and multispectral bands at 10 meter and 30 meter resolutions, respectively. The EO-1 Hyperion hyperspectral imager provides 220 unique spectral bands at 30 meter resolution. These data support a wide range of applications such as mining, geology, forestry, agriculture and environmental management.


The NSIDC DAAC reported that MEaSUREs has added SSM/I data from the F11 platform to the MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR data set available at the NSIDC DAAC. The temporal coverage is now 9 July 1987 through 4 October 2011. This data set is part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program. Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0630.001.


The Physical Oceanography DAAC announced that they successfully ingested and made available a new Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) accelerometer dataset named “SuperSTAR Accelerometer (ACC1B) R3 Transplant Data” from the GRACE Project. This dataset consists of accelerometer data synthesized for the GRACE-B satellite, beginning November 2016. This allows the expert user to recover gravity fields for the GRACE mission in the same manner as when both GRACE accelerometers were operational, with some added noise. This method is now used by the project to generate the GRACE Level 2 monthly gravity solutions since November 2016.


SEDAC released a beta version of the Global 3-Year Running Mean Ground-Level NO2 Grids from GOME, SCIAMACHY and GOME-2 data set on 28 April (see: http://beta.sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/sdei-global-3-year-running-mean-no2-gome-sciamachy-gome2). The dataset consists of a series of three-year running mean grids from 1996 to 2012 of ground level nitrogen dioxide (NO2) derived from data from three instruments: Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME), SCanning Imaging Absorption SpectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY (SCIAMACHY) and Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2 (GOME-2).

Last Updated: May 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT