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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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Sensing Our Planet Archive: 1994 - 2015
2016 Sensing Our Planet Articles
Title Parameter Data Type Data Centers
Where the wetlands are
  • Terrain
Feeling hot hot hot
  • Land surface temperature and emissivity
  • Vegetation indices
  • Land cover type
In the Arctic darkness
  • Methane flux
  • Gas analyzers
The case of the missing waves
  • Brightness temperatures
  • Brightness temperatures
Soiled soils
  • Radar backscatter
  • SeaWinds scatterometer
Time and tide
  • Population
The researcher, the reef, and a storm
  • Flood runoff
  • Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
The Maracaibo beacon
  • Lightning density
In the zone
  • Sea ice concentration
The power of particles
  • Aerosol optical depth, cloud optical depth, geolocation data
  • Fires and biomass burning
  • Plume heights
Tracking the itinerant
  • Orbit predictions
  • Precise orbit determination
Crisis in the Crescent
  • Aerosol optical depth
  • Aerosol optical depth
  • Vegetatin
  • Gravity
  • Temperature, precipitation, sea level pressure, and station pressure
  • 850hPa v-wind, humidity and 500hPa vertical motion

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