Sensing Our Planet

These articles describe research uses of Earth observing data from NASA Earth science data centers. 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 (2013 - 1994)

2014 Sensing Our Planet Articles
Title Parameter Data Type Data Centers
Rooting out rainfall
  • Radiant Energy Flux
  • CERES
  • LaRC ASDC
Profiles in intensity
  • Total vertical velocity
  • convected vertical velocity
  • Global Hawk aircraft
  • GHRC
Strange bedfellows
  • Global fire activity
  • net primary productivity
  • MODIS
  • SEDAC
Salt of the sea
  • Sea surface salinity
  • Chlorophyll a
  • Aquarius SAC_D
  • MODIS
  • OBPG
  • PO DAAC
Shake, rattle, and sink
  • Radar backscatter
  • surface kinetic temperature
  • PALSAR
  • ASTER
  • MODIS
  • ASF
  • LP DAAC
  • MODAPS LAADS
Unexpected ice
  • sea ice concentration
  • SSMR and SSM/I
  • NSIDC DAAC
Zebras without borders
  • NDVI
  • precipitation rate
  • MODIS
  • TRMM Microwave Imager
  • GES DISC
  • LP DAAC
A baffling signal in the tropics
  • Cloud top
  • rainfall type (convective or stratiform)
  • rainfall rate
  • ranfall profile
  • rainfall characteristics
  • MODIS
  • AMSR-E
  • TRMM
  • GES DISC
  • MODAPS LAADS
  • NSIDC DAAC
Microbes in the murk
  • Chlorophyll a
  • Photosynthetically active radiation
  • SeaWiFS
  • OBPG
Connecting the drops
  • Temperature
  • Precipitation
  • surface radiation
  • snow water equivalent
  • vapor pressure
  • Land surface temperature
  • emissivity
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
  • ORNL DAAC
A speed bump in space-time
  • Time
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • CDDIS
The price of tea
  • Reflectance
  • ASTER
  • LP DAAC
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