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EOSDIS Data News - 9/22/2017


The Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) security team continued reviewing the open Plan of Action/Milestones (POA&Ms), creating responses to several of them. They are working on additional documentation and SSP updates to supplement requests for closure of the open POA&Ms. The security team has been informed that the Assessment and Authorization and review of the GES DISC System Security Plan (SSP) will be deferred until December. Security team briefly reviewed all open POA&Ms and with the goal of addressing most of them and closing them out before the December assessment.

At GES DISC 46 of the most often used variables from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)-only daily product AIRS3STD_V006 have been promoted to the GES-DISC DAAC On-line Visualization and Analysis System (Giovanni). This will allow Giovanni able to explore AIRS data up to present. The variables from AIRS+AMSU product (AIRX3STM and AIRX3STD) on Giovanni are only up to date through September 2016, when the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU)-A2 microwave instrument ceased to work.
The Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC is pleased to announce the public “beta” release of near real-time data from the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on the International Space Station (ISS). Lightning observations and background data files are generated within minutes of observation. A browse web page (lightning.nsstc.nasa.gov/isslisib/isslisnrt.html) shows the most recent two minutes of lightning data on a map, along with composite image showing lightning observations for the past 12 hours. The two ISS LIS datasets are:
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) DAAC updated the dataset NASA IceBridge DMS L0 Raw Imagery with data from the spring 2017 campaign. This dataset contains level zero imagery taken from the Digital Mapping System (DMS) over Antarctica and Greenland during the Operation IceBridge campaign.
The NSIDC DAAC announced a change to data access for the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environment (MEaSUREs) Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Mosaic of Greenland 2005 (MOG2005) Image Map, Version 1 data set. Data access is now available at: https://n5eil01u.ecs.nsidc.org/MEASURES/NSIDC-0547.001/.
The NSIDC DAAC has published the dataset Daily Snow Depths and SWE from GPS Signal-to-Noise Ratios. The data comprise daily snow depth and snow water equivalent (SWE) at 223 stations located primarily in the western United States, including Alaska. Additional sites are located in Hawaii (Mauna Kea), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, plus seven locations in Canada, one in Greenland, and one in Sweden. The dataset is estimated from Ground Positioning System (GPS) signal-to-noise ratios.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) DAAC published the following datasets to its Spatial Data Access Tool (SDAT): Fire Intensity and Burn Severity Metrics for Circumpolar Boreal Forests, 2001-2013 ( https://webmap.ornl.gov/ogc/dataset.jsp?ds_id=1520), and Tree Mortality from Fires and Bark Beetles at 1-km Resolution, Western USA, 2003-2012 ( https://webmap.ornl.gov/ogc/dataset.jsp?ds_id=1512).
ORNL DAAC published the revised dataset Geoecology: County-Level Environmental Data for the United States, 1941-1981. The Geoecology database is a compilation of environmental data for the period 1941 to 1981. The Geoecology database contains selected data on terrain and soils, water resources, forestry, vegetation, agriculture, land use, wildlife, air quality, climate, natural areas, and endangered species. Data on selected human population characteristics are also included to complement the environmental files. Data represent the conterminous United States at the county level.
ORNL DAAC published the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) dataset Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Barrow, Alaska, 2012. This dataset provides vegetation cover and environmental plot data collected at the Barrow Environmental Observatory (BEO), Barrow, Alaska in 2012.
ORNL DAAC published the dataset LiDAR and DTM Data from Tapajos National Forest in Para, Brazil, 2008. This dataset provides LiDAR point clouds and digital terrain models (DTM) from surveys over the Tapajos National Forest in Belterra municipality, Para, Brazil during late June and early July 2008. The surveys encompass the eddy flux towers and a deforestation chronosequence managed through the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere (LBA).

ORNL DAAC published the dataset LiDAR and DTM Data from Forested Land Near Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, 2008. This dataset provides LiDAR point clouds and digital terrain models (DTM) from surveys over the flux tower site in the Cuieiras Biological Reserve, over forest inventory plots in the Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve, and over sites of the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) in Rio Preto da Eva municipality near Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil during June 2008.

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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2017 at 12:55 PM EDT