NASA's Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) in collaboration with the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) team announced the release of Edition 4.0 of the Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) Surface data product. EBAF-Surface Ed. 4.0 leverages off of the many algorithm improvements that have been made in the Ed. 4 suite of CERES Level 1 - 3 data products. Surface fluxes included in Ed. 4 EBAF-Surface are consistent with top-of-atmosphere fluxes included in the Ed. 4 EBAF-TOA data product that was released earlier this year. This initial release covers the period March 2000 - February 2016.
NASA's Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GHRC DAAC) has published the following datasets from the Global Precipitation Measurement Ground Validation (GPM-GV) program:
- GPM-GV Airborne Precipitation Radar 3rd Generation (APR-3) The Olympic Mountain Experiment (OLYMPEX) dataset. This dataset provides radar reflectivity, doppler velocity for all bands, linear depolarization ratio at Ku-band, and normalized radar cross section measurements at Ka and Ku-bands. Ku-band, Ka-band and W-band frequency doppler measurements were made from the DC-8 aircraft at 10km altitude.
- GPM-GV National Center for Atmospheric Research Particle Probes The Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology EXperiment (IPHEx) dataset consists of Ice Water Content (IWC), particle concentration normalized by bin width, and total particle concentration data that were collected from three instruments on the University of North Dakota (UND) Citation aircraft during the IPHEx campaign from May 9, 2014 to June 12, 2014.
NASA's Land Processes DAAC (LP DAAC) made available the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs
) Global Forest Cover Change (GFCC
) product suite. This product suite includes global data records of Surface Reflectance, Tree Cover, Water Cover, and Forest Cover Change at a spatial resolution of 30 meters. The GFCC collection was derived from enhanced Landsat Global Land Survey (GLS) datasets for epochs centered on the years 1990, 2000, 2005, and 2010.
NASA's Oak Ridge National Laboratory DAAC (ORNL DAAC) published the dataset Tree Mortality from Fires and Bark Beetles
at 1-km Resolution, Western USA, 2003-2012. This dataset provides annual estimates of tree mortality due to fires and bark beetles from 2003 to 2012 on forestland in the continental western United States.
ORNL DAAC added several new products from The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE
) datasets including: Vegetation Types and Physiographic Features, Kuparuk River Basin, Alaska; Arctic Vegetation Plots, Oumalik, Alaska, 1983-1985; Text Ignitions, burned area and emissions of fires in AK, YT, and NWT, 2001-2015.
NASA's Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) released the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) Observed Climate Change Impacts Database, Version 2.01 dataset in beta.
SEDAC has placed the 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) dataset in production. The EPI ranks 180 countries on 20 performance indicators in the following 9 policy categories: health impacts, air quality, water and sanitation, water resources, agriculture, forests, fisheries, biodiversity and habitat, and climate and energy. The dataset includes the 2016 EPI and component scores, back-cast EPI scores for 1950-2016, and time-series source data.
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