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EOSDIS Data News - 12/01/2017


NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) published the dataset “Version 2.3 ozone (O3) BUV-like profile data product”. This dataset provides ozone mixing ratios, reported at 15 pressure levels between 50 and 0.5 hectoPascals. Additionally, this data product contains measurements of total ozone, UV aerosol index, and reflectivities at 331 and 380 nm. The data set time range is 2011-11-07 to present. The spatial coverage of the data is global (-82⁰ to +82⁰ latitude), and each day typically has 80 profiles. The footprint size is 250 km x 250 km. The data were derived from data acquired by the OMPS Nadir Profiler (NP) instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite.

GES DISC published the dataset “NASA OMI aerosol product generated by the version OMAERUV algorithm”. This dataset provides aerosol optical depth, aerosol absorption optical depth, single scattering albedos, and aerosol index data products. The data time range is 2004-10-01 to present, and are provided at 13 km x 24 km spatial resolution. The data were derived from measurements taken by the OMI instrument on the NASA Aura satellite.

GES DISC released the Earth Science Data Record “Sulfur Dioxide”. This dataset provides atmospheric SO2 concentrations. The dataset covers the entire period of the S-NPP/OMPS mission, from launch in October 2011 to the present, with forward data processing ongoing. The data are provided at 50 x 50 km spatial resolution. The data were derived from backscatter Ultraviolet (BUV) measurements from the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) Nadir Mapper (NM), flown on the NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite.


NASA's Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) published three datasets from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Ground Validation program. Two datasets were collected during the Olympic Mountain Experiment (OLYMPEX) held on the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest of the United States between November 2015 and January 2016. The third is from the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment (IPHEx), which took place in North Carolina in the spring of 2014.

GPM Ground Validation Two-Dimensional Video Disdrometer (2DVD) OLYMPEX

Collected from four sites, the data contains daily ASCII-tsv files with information on individual hydrometeors including the number of hydrometeors, raindrop size distribution, and particle concentration. The data range from October 31, 2015 through January 17, 2016; exact dates may vary per site.

GPM Ground Validation Cloud Radar System (CRS) OLYMPEX

This dataset provides radar reflectivity and Doppler velocity data used to estimate cloud droplet distribution for the storms monitored during the field campaign. The CRS instrument is a 94GHz W-band Doppler radar with a 3mm wavelength. CRS can be deployed as both an airborne instrument onboard NASA’s high-altitude science aircraft, the Earth Resource 2 (ER-2), as well as a ground based radar system. Only the airborne mode was used during OLYMPEX. In addition to reflectivity and Doppler velocity, the data files include aircraft flight information. The CRS was flown on 10 different days between November 10, 2015 and December 10, 2015. Each data file contains one hour of flight measurements during flight in UTC time. Files for this dataset are in netCDF-3 format and readily accessible without the need of specialized software.

GPM Ground Validation Southern Appalachian Rain Gauge IPHEx

Rain gauge data from 45 observation sites are available in ASCII-csv format from January 3, 2008 thru December 31, 2014. Data collection began in 2008 due to the entire network being funded by the NASA Precipitation Measurement Missions (PMM) to make these observations of orographic precipitation in preparation for the IPHEx field campaign held May 1 to June 15, 2014.


NASA's National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) DAAC announced a change to data access for the dataset MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Ice Velocity of the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica, Version 1. Data access is now solely through the primary archive at: https://n5eil01u.ecs.nsidc.org/MEASURES/NSIDC-0545.001/. File level spatial and temporal metadata have been added to aid in searching and ordering the data through Earthdata Search.

NSIDC DAAC published new campaign data through 28 August 2017 for the dataset NASA IceBridge UAF Lidar Scanner L1B Geolocated Surface Elevation Triplets.
NSIDC DAAC published new campaign data through 18 November 2016 for the dataset NASA IceBridge KT19 IR Surface Temperature.


NASA's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) DAAC published the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) dataset CMS: Simulated Physical-Biogeochemical Data, SABGOM Model, Gulf of Mexico, 2005-2010. This dataset contains monthly mean ocean surface physical and biogeochemical data for the Gulf of Mexico simulated by the South Atlantic Bight and Gulf of Mexico (SABGOM) model on a 5-km grid from 2005 to 2010.

ORNL DAAC published the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) dataset CMS: CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels Combustion, ACES Inventory for Northeastern USA. This dataset provides estimates of annual and hourly carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels (FF) for 13 states across the Northeastern United States.

ORNL DAAC revised the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) CMS: Global Carbon Fluxes Associated with Livestock Feed and Emissions, 2000-2013 by adding 4 netCDF data files. This dataset provides global annual carbon flux estimates, at 0.05-degree resolution, associated with livestock feed intake, manure, manure management, respiration, and enteric fermentation, summed over all livestock types.


Beta test versions of the Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Revision 10 data sets (v4.10) were released 15 November. The release contains a new dataset on Basic Demographic Characteristics, which provides gridded estimates of population by age groups and gender for 2010. Revision 10 also includes updates to Administrative Unit Center Points with Population Estimates, Data Quality Indicators, Land and Water Area, National Identifier Grid, Population Count, Population Density, Population Count Adjusted to Match 2015 Revision of UN WPP Country Totals, and Population Density Adjusted to Match 2015 Revision of UN WPP Country Totals. See: http://beta.sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/collection/gpw-v4/sets/browse.

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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2018 at 2:44 PM EDT