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Sensing Our Planet

The articles found in each issue describe research uses of Earth observing data from the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs). They are published both in annual print publications and online. While supplies last, you may order a print publication at no charge. E-mail your request to nsidc@nsidc.org. Please specify the edition you would like. Researchers working with NASA Earth science data are invited to contact the publication editor to explore possibilities for developing a future article.

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2017 Sensing Our Planet Articles
Title Parameter Data Type Data Centers
Mountains of precipitation
  • Precipitation and other meteorological parameters
  • Olympic Mountains Ground Validation Experiment (OLYMPEX)
Zika zone
  • Population density
  • Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI)
  • Gridded Population of the World (GPW) v4
  • Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
A rising problem
  • Aerosols, aerosol backscatter, trace gases/trace species, air quality
  • Aerosols, aerosol backscatter, trace gases/trace species, air quality
  • Deriving Information on Surface conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality (DISCOVER-AQ)
  • Tropospheric Ozone Lidar Network (TOLNet)
Spin cycle
  • Near-surface chlorophyll-a concentrations
  • Near-surface chlorophyll-a concentrations
  • Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS)
Carbon control
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Oribiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2)
  • Carbon Monitoring Systems (CMS)
Closed season
  • Terrain
  • Gravity
  • Advanced Land Observing Satellite Phased Array type L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (ALOS PALSAR)
  • Gravity Recover and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
Drought on the range
  • Soil moisture
  • Land cover
  • Land surface temperature, land surface emissivity
  • Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP)
The big fat puzzle
  • Monthly average temperatures
  • Geoecology: County-Level Environmental Data for the United States, 1941-1981
To the lighthouse
  • Geolocation data
  • Cloud optical properties
  • Air and dew point temperatures
  • Surface Temperature
Warnings from the ionosphere
  • Geospatial positioning
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
From Indonesia to India
  • Salinity
  • Aquarius, Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D)
A spread of green
  • Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2018 at 9:56 AM EDT