EOSDIS Ocean Data
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. Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) hold ocean data 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 the Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO.DAAC) and Ocean Biology DAAC (OB.DAAC). Sea ice products are provided by the Alaska Satellite Facility DAAC (ASF DAAC) and National Snow and Ice Data Center DAAC (NSIDC DAAC). Several other DAACs also hold Oceans data as they relate to their respective disciplines.
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