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2016 Sensing Our Planet

2015

2015

Sensing Our Planet 2015 thumbnail PDF or iBook

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Exposed orchards
  • Surface reflectance
  • MODIS
A glacial place
  • Terrain
  • Elevation
  • ALOS PALSAR
  • ASTER
Rubble trouble
  • Orbit predictions
  • Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) stations
Trapping tapirs
  • Human population, land cover, land use
  • Elevation
  • FIre and thermal anomalies
  • Global Human Footprint Index
  • Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
  • MODIS
Winter blooms in the Arabian Sea
  • Chlorophyll a concentration
  • Population density
  • MODIS
  • MODIS
Heavy weather, high seas
  • Significant wave height
  • TOPEX-A
  • TOPEX-B
  • Poseidon-1 Radar Altimeters
Heart of drought
  • Aerosol optical thickness; Cloud optical thickness
  • Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, Enhanced Vegetation Index, Temperature, Emissivity, Land cover types
  • Precipitation
  • Terrestrial water storage anomalies
  • Radiative flux
  • Canopy microwave transmittance
  • MODIS
  • MODIS
  • TRMM
  • GRACE
  • CERES
  • AMSR-E
Missing heat
  • Radiance
  • Radiance
  • CERES
  • Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS)
Tracing the Tehuano
  • Ocean surface winds
  • Sea surface temperature
  • Ocean surface winds, sea surface temperature
  • Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform (CCMP)
  • Coriolis satellite
  • Regional Air-Sea Interaction (RASI) Gap Wind and Coastal Upwelling Events Climatology
A submarine retreat
  • Ice sheet elevation, ice sheet thickness
  • Reflectance
  • Reflectance
  • Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS)
  • RADARSAT-1
  • ALOS PALSAR
Burned but not forgotten
  • Vegetation
  • Snow cover
  • Blue-sky albedo
  • MODIS
  • MODIS
  • MODIS
Stormy vineyards
  • Rain reflectivity and rain type
  • Lightning rates, lightning flashes and sensor viewing time, raw flash count
  • TRMM Optical Transient Detector

2014

2014

2014 PDF or iBook

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Rooting out rainfall

  • Radiant Energy Flux
  • CERES

Profiles in intensity

  • Total vertical velocity
  • convected vertical velocity
  • Global Hawk aircraft

Strange bedfellows

  • Global fire activity
  • net primary productivity
  • MODIS

Salt of the sea

  • Sea surface salinity
  • Chlorophyll a
  • Aquarius SAC_D
  • MODIS

Shake, rattle, and sink

  • Radar backscatter
  • surface kinetic temperature
  • PALSAR
  • ASTER
  • MODIS

Unexpected ice

  • sea ice concentration
  • SSMR and SSM/I

Zebras without borders

  • NDVI
  • precipitation rate
  • MODIS
  • TRMM Microwave Imager

A baffling signal in the tropics

  • Cloud top
  • rainfall type (convective or stratiform)
  • rainfall rate
  • rainfall profile
  • rainfall characteristics
  • MODIS
  • AMSR-E
  • TRMM

Microbes in the murk

  • Chlorophyll a
  • Photosynthetically active radiation
  • SeaWiFS

Connecting the drops

  • Temperature
  • Precipitation
  • surface radiation
  • snow water equivalent
  • vapor pressure
  • Land surface temperature
  • emissivity
  • MODIS

A speed bump in space-time

  • Time
  • GPS
  • GLONASS

The price of tea

  • Reflectance
  • ASTER

2013

2013

2013 PDF

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
On the trail of contrails
  • Clouds and computed flux profile
  • MODIS
Mercury raining
  • Aerosol optical depth
  • sea ice extent
  • sea ice surface temperature
  • bromine
  • sea ice class distribution
  • melt on sea ice
  • Brightness temperatures
  • sea ice concentration
  • snow depth
  • MODIS
  • OMI
  • SeaWinds
  • QuikSCAT
  • SSMIS
  • AMSR-E
Crazy bad air
  • Human population density
  • Aerosol optical depth
  • GRUMP
  • MODIS
  • MISR
  • CIESIN
A tale of two rivers
  • InSAR
  • ALOS PALSAR
Sizing a tsunami
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
The secrets of leaves
  • Eddy covariance
  • AmeriFlux
Signs of snow
  • Ice sheet and sea ice elevation
  • ice sheet topography
  • sea ice elevation
  • snow depth
  • Airborne Topographic Mapper
Making heads of mares' tails
  • Lidar backscatter
  • CALIPSO
Pedestrians of Eddy Avenue
  • Chlorophyll a concentration
  • MODIS
When oceans drop
  • Gravity fields
  • Precipitation
  • GRACE
  • TRMM
Cold, symmetric, and cryptic
  • Snow properties
  • Aircraft
  • radiometers
  • profilers
  • radars
  • disdrometers
  • precipitation gauges
Not so big, not so hot
  • Radiance
  • geolocation
  • ASTER
  • MODIS

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2012

2012

2012 PDF

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Orbiting watchtowers

  • Thermal anomalies/fire products
  • Terra
  • Aqua
  • MODIS

Foot and plow

  • Reflectance
  • Vegetation
  • Land surface temperature
  • Terra
  • MODIS

Biomes in the balance

  • Leaf Area Index (LAI)
  • Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR)
  • Terra
  • MODIS

Winter's water

  • Surface reflectance
  • snow cover
  • snow water equivalent
  • Terra
  • Aqua
  • MODIS
  • SNODAS

Leaking lakes

  • Reflectance
  • SAR

New angles

  • Reflectance
  • Terra
  • MISR

A new pole hole

  • Ozone
  • Trace gas profiles
  • Ozone profile
  • Clouds
  • Aerosols
  • Aura
  • CALIPSO
  • OMI
  • MLS
  • CALIOP

A kink in the jet stream

  • Cloud fraction
  • precipitation rate
  • Radiance
  • Terra
  • Aqua
  • TRMM
  • MODIS
  • AIRS

Where on Earth?

  • Global positioning
  • GPS
  • LAGEOS-1 and -2
  • TOPEX/Poseidon
  • Jason-1 and -2
  • Envisat
  • Cryosat-2
  • HY-2A
  • SPOT-2
  • -3
  • -4
  • -5

Prosperity shining

  • population
  • Gridded Population of the World
  • GRUMPv1

Shadowing the tuna boats

  • Sea surface temperature
  • ocean color
  • Terra
  • Aqua
  • SeaStar
  • MODIS
  • SeaWiFS

Fleeting phytoplankton

  • Chlorophyll a concentration
  • Nimbus 7
  • SeaStar
  • CZCS
  • SeaWiFS

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2011

2011

2011PDF

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Once more into the storm

  • Hurricanes
  • Terra
  • Aqua
  • CloudSat
  • TRMM

Repatterning the world

  • Anthropogenic biomes
  • land cover
  • Terra
  • MODIS

Volatile trees

  • Aerosol optical depth
  • MODIS

Looking for mud

  • Latitude and longitude
  • GPS

Hidden carbon

  • Brightness temperature
  • Vegetation canopy microwave transmittance
  • land cover
  • Vegetation
  • Aqua
  • Terra
  • AMSR-E
  • MODIS

Baja's fault

  • Land surface
  • Topography
  • ALOS PALSAR

The un-ice age

  • Gravity fields
  • GRACE

The time of cholera

  • Chlorophyll concentration
  • SeaWiFS

Waiting for Gojal

  • Elevation
  • Radiance
  • glacier outlines
  • Terra
  • Earth Observing 1
  • ASTER
  • ALI

A black cloud over Cairo

  • Aerosols
  • MODIS thermal anomaly product
  • Terra
  • MISR
  • MODIS

The feather followers

  • NDVI
  • Vegetation index quality
  • MODIS

Growing Jamaica

  • Precipitation
  • TRMM

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2010

2010

2010PDF

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Invasion of the ctenophores

  • Photosynthetically active radiation
  • Chlorophyll a concentration
  • SeaWiFS
  • MODIS

Unearthly dunes

  • Reflectance
  • digital elevation
  • ASTER

A speck on the ocean

  • Clouds and computed flux profile
  • CERES

The dirt on tornadoes

  • Precipitation
  • TRMM

When a day is not a day

  • Latitude and longitude
  • Earth orientation
  • Earth rotation
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Laser Geodynamics Satellite 1 (LAGEOS-1)
  • Radio telescopes
  • radio sources

On shaky ground

  • Human population density
  • Gridded Population of the World

Cosmic charges

  • Lightning
  • National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)
  • operated by Vaisala
  • Incorporated

Probing the Black Current

  • Ocean bottom pressure
  • GRACE

Heart disease in the air

  • Aerosol optical depth
  • MODIS

Himalaya's heat pump

  • Glacier extent
  • ASTER

Seeing the forest for the carbon

  • Vegetation cover
  • Vegetation
  • Elevation
  • PALSAR
  • MODIS
  • GLAS

Clues in the nectar

  • NDVI
  • EVI
  • phenology
  • MODIS

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2009

2009

2009PDF

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Distant fields of grain

  • NDVI
  • EVI
  • MODIS

Experiment in the sky

  • Aerosol optical depth
  • Radiance
  • Aerosol backscatter
  • OMI
  • AIRS
  • MODIS
  • CALIOP

A snag in space-time

  • Laser ranging data
  • Global gravity fields
  • LAGEOS-1 and -2
  • GRACE

Fathoming Antarctica

  • Ice sheet elevation profiles
  • Radiances
  • Digital image map
  • Ice velocity
  • GLAS
  • MODIS
  • SAR

A catalog of change

  • Physical and biological impacts of climate change
  • IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) Observed Climate Change Impacts Database

The mysterious lives of leatherbacks

  • Sea surface temperature
  • Chlorophyll a concentration
  • GOES
  • AVHRR
  • SeaWiFS
  • MODIS

Finite forests

  • Surface reflectance
  • MODIS

Notebook and satellite

  • Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI)
  • NDVI
  • EVI
  • Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI)
  • Normalized Difference Infrared Index (NDII)
  • MODIS

Drying in Denali

  • land cover
  • SAR

Smoke over Athens

  • Aerosol optical depth
  • Plume height
  • Aerosol index and associated aerosol types
  • MODIS
  • MISR
  • OMI

Probing the Arctic atmosphere

  • Arctic atmosphere
  • Aircraft tracking
  • ARCTAS

An ocean full of deserts

  • Chlorophyll
  • Sea surface temperature
  • SeaWiFS
  • AVHRR

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2008

2008

2008PDF

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Freezing in a warming world

  • Temperature
  • water vapor
  • sensible heat
  • radiation flux for Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
  • FPAR
  • AmeriFlux and FLUXNET
  • MODIS

Cleaner water from space

  • Radiances
  • MODIS

Younger sea ice and scarcer polar bears

  • Brightness temperatures
  • sea ice concentration
  • snow cover over sea ice Brightness temperatures
  • ice extent
  • AMSR-E
  • SSMR and SSM/I

Scorecard on the environment

  • Environmental indicators
  • Environmental Performance Index

Where oceans meet atmosphere

  • Wind vectors
  • Sea surface height
  • Sea surface temperature
  • SeaWinds
  • Nadir-pointing radar altimeter
  • AMSR-E

Aerosols over Australia

  • Aerosols
  • Thermal anomalies/fire products
  • Aerosol optical depth
  • MISR
  • MODIS

Sensing the swamp beneath the trees

  • Water level
  • SAR

Regional pollution goes local

  • Carbon monoxide
  • AIRS

The power of a Brazilian wind

  • Surface wind speed
  • SeaWinds

Earth's crust in action

  • Latitude and longitude
  • GPS

When the Earth moved Kashmir

  • Land surface
  • ASTER

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2007

2007

2007PDF

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Grasping the subtle needs of vegetation

  • Vegetation indices
  • Flux towers
  • MODIS

Pollution trials for the Beijing Olympics

  • Nitric oxide
  • OMI

Following the World Trade Center plume

  • Aerosols
  • MISR

Pinpointing an invasive plant's next move

  • Land cover type
  • MODIS

After the Larsen B

  • Land ice
  • Elevation
  • ASTER
  • MODIS
  • GLAS

Saharan dust versus Atlantic hurricanes

  • Aerosols
  • water vapor
  • LASE

Getting at groundwater with gravity

  • Gravity
  • groundwater
  • GRACE

Connecting rainfall and landslides

  • rainfall
  • landslides
  • TRMM

Can Earth's plants keep up with us?

  • Biomass
  • population
  • Gridded Population of the World
  • AVHRR

Burgundy through space and time

  • Land use
  • SAR
  • ASTER

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2006

2006

2006

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Cloud to cloud: Forecasting storm severity with lightning

  • Lightning
  • National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)
  • operated by Vaisala
  • Incorporated
  • 3-D Lightning Mapping Array (LMA)

Cattle, crops, and coral: Flood plumes and the Great Barrier Reef

  • Suspended matter
  • chlorophyll-a concentration
  • MODIS

Predicting productivity: Managing land from space

  • Biomass
  • MODIS

Seeing climate through the lives of plants

  • Vegetation
  • MODIS

Arctic sea ice on the wane: Now what?

  • Brightness temperature
  • sea ice concentrations
  • snow depth over sea ice
  • Elevation
  • Reflectance
  • Backscatter
  • SMMR and SSM/I
  • AMSR-E
  • GLAS
  • SAR

Data more powerful than hurricanes

  • Wind speed
  • population
  • RADARSAT-1
  • U.S. Census Grids

On the trail of global pollution drift

  • Ozone
  • Carbon monoxide
  • TES

Nature's contribution

  • Carbon monoxide
  • MOPITT

Gridding the risks of natural disasters

  • population
  • natural disasters
  • Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis

Mapping the changing forests of Africa

  • Biomass
  • MODIS

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2005

2005

2005 PDF

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Bloom or Bust: The Bond Between Fish and Phytoplankton

  • ocean color
  • Sea WiFS
  • MODIS

Making Waves in Tsunami Research

  • wave height change
  • JASON
  • TOPEX Poseidon

Malaria by the Numbers

  • global urban rural mapping
  • Gridded Population of the World

Cloudy with a Chance of Drizzle

  • actinoform cloud formation and complexity
  • MISR

Riding the Permafrost Express

  • surface soil freeze and thaw
  • SSM/I
  • AMSR-E

A Rainforest Divided

  • effects of land use changes
  • Forest fragment grids

Checking Earth's Vital Signs

  • global ecosystem health
  • Gridded Population of the World

SPoRTscast

  • hyper-accurate weather forecasting
  • GOES
  • GOES-R
  • MODIS
  • NPOESS
  • AMSR-E
  • AIRS

In Search of Martian Craters

  • geography of Martian craters
  • THEMIS
  • ASTER

Matter in Motion: Earth's Changing Gravity

  • gravity variations
  • GRACE

Silent Signals

  • ground movement and deformation
  • InSAR
  • GPS

War on Hunger

  • Identify hunger
  • Gridded Population of the World

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2004

2004

2004

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Seeing the City for the Trees

  • urban land cover
  • ATLAS Landsat
  • MODIS Spectral Mixture Analysis

Stirring up Life

  • cyclones and phytoplankton production
  • SeaWiFS
  • QuikSCAT

The Flood Hunters

  • flood maps and long-term trends
  • ERS-I
  • MODIS
  • QuikSCAT
  • SRTM

Clouds from a Different Angle

  • cloud cover and climate
  • CERES
  • TRMM

From the Ground Up

  • land-atmosphere exchanges
  • MODIS
  • FLUXNET

Mayan Mysteries

  • sustainable use of the landscape
  • Landsat
  • Gridded Population of the World

Sensing Remote Volcanoes

  • global
  • MODVOLC
  • MODIS
  • SAR
  • InSAR
  • ASTER
  • SRTM
  • AVHRR

Sizing up the Earth's Glaciers

  • inventory of Earth's glaciers
  • ASTER

Life in Icy Waters

  • polynyas and Antarctica
  • SSN/I
  • SeaWiFS
  • MODIS
  • CZCS

Breakup of the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf

  • breakup of Arctic ice shelf
  • RADARSAT
  • SAR

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2003

2003
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Denali's Fault

  • earthquake deformation
  • InSAR
  • SAR
  • ERS-1& 2
  • RADARSAT-1
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)

Little Islands, Big Wake

  • ocean currents
  • circulation patterns
  • Hawaii
  • QuikSCAT
  • TRMM
  • TOPEX Poseidon

Land Matters

  • climate modeling
  • Satellite Imagery Field Observation

Double Vision

  • ocean surface
  • Jason-1
  • SEASAT
  • TOPEX Poseidon

The Incredible Glowing Algae

  • phytoplankton fluorescence
  • CZCS
  • MODIS
  • Sea WiFS

Squeezing Water from Rock

  • liquefaction
  • MISR

Lightning Spies

  • storm life cycles
  • LIS
  • TRMM
  • ALTUS II

Vanishing Ice

  • Arctic oscillation
  • NIMBUS-7
  • SMMR
  • DMSP
  • SSM/I

Flame and Flood

  • fire scars
  • ASTER
  • Local population grid

The Human Footprint

  • impact of human activity
  • Mapping global human impact as well as wilderness areas

The Road to Recovery

  • carbon cycle
  • FLUXNET
  • MODIS

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2002

2002
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Tracking Clouds

  • cloud motion and wind measurements
  • MISR
  • GOES-W

Dropping in on a Hurricane

  • hurricane formation and structure
  • NCAR Vaisala GPS

Teaching Old Data New Tricks

  • global climate studies
  • NSCAT
  • CSP
  • RADARSAT SAR

Space-Based Ice Sight

  • radar mapping of Antarctica
  • RADARSAT-1
  • SAR
  • InSAR

Hunting Dangerous Algae from Space

  • algal bloom (red tide)
  • SeaWiFS
  • MODIS
  • AVHRR

Fragment of its Former Shelf

  • ice shelves and surface melt ponds
  • AVHRR
  • MODIS

Fiery Temperament

  • fire emission detection and vegetation mapping
  • MODIS
  • AirMISER
  • CORONA

Hantavirus Risk Maps

  • disease risk
  • Landsat
  • Population Grid

Scientist for a Day

  • surface data collection by elementary students
  • AVHRR
  • MODIS

Domes of Destruction

  • volcanic domes
  • ASTER

Tais that Bind

  • changing language and water resource patterns
  • Population Grid GIS

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2001

2001
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

When Land Slides

  • geohazard assessment
  • Landsat
  • RADARSAT-1
  • InSAR
  • RM
  • SAR
  • SRTM
  • ERS

New Light on Ice Motion

  • Antarctic topography and ice history
  • MODIS
  • Landsat
  • AVHRR

Clouds in the Balance

  • cloud vertical structure and radiation balance
  • CERES
  • ERBS
  • SAGE-II

A View From Above

  • carbon exchange between forests and atmosphere
  • SVAT
  • FLUXNET
  • MODIS
  • EROS

Well Grounded

  • MODIS land validation project.
  • MODIS
  • Landsat7
  • TM
  • ETM+
  • SPOT
  • AVHRR
  • ISIN

Measure for Measure

  • coastal populations and sea level rise
  • GPW
  • MISRE
  • Digital Elevation Model

Life on the Brink

  • population distributions near volcanoes
  • Active Volcano Database
  • GPW

Location, Location, Location

  • distribution of wealth
  • GPW. GIS. GNP

In the Eyewall of the Storm

  • hurricane tracking and intensification
  • EDOP
  • MACAWS

From the Dust Bowl to the Sahel

  • drought and desertification

When the Dust Settles

  • African dust transport and marine species declines
  • SeaWiFS
  • TOMS
  • Landsat-7

Forecasting Fury

  • hurricane detection
  • GOES
  • SeaWiFS
  • ERS-2
  • QuikSCAT

Where Frogs Live

  • hyperspectral mapping of amphibian populations
  • TOMS
  • ENVI
  • GIS

New Tools for Diplomacy

  • remote sensing use in international law.
  • TIROS-1
  • Landsat
  • EOS
  • Terra
  • Aqua
  • SPOT

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2000

2000
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

The universal language of HDF-EOS

  • standard file format for satellite data
  • HDF-EOS

Frozen Soils and the Climate System

  • frozen ground and ecosystem productivity
  • EASE-Grid

Disintegration of the Ninnis Glacier Tongue

  • Antarctic sea ice
  • SAR
  • AVHRR
  • JERS-1
  • Landsat

Volcanoes and Climate Change

  • volcanic aerosols and climate change
  • SAGE II
  • UARS

Polynyas, CO2, and Diatoms in the Southern Ocean

  • polynyas and phytoplankton
  • CZCS

Perspective on Plants

  • MODIS and land management
  • MODIS
  • PSN
  • NPP
  • LAI/FPAR

Stars, Clouds, Crops

  • agriculture and El Niño
  • TOVS
  • SAGE II
  • ISCCP

Climate Clues in the Ice

  • sea ice thinning
  • SMMR
  • SMM/I

Illuminating Photosynthesis in the Arabian Sea

  • oceanic seasonal cycles and phytoplankton
  • CZCS
  • TOMS

Human Impact on the Mojave

  • disturbance to desert ecosystems
  • Landsat-5
  • AVIRIS
  • AVHRR
  • Landsat-7

Snow and Ice Extent

  • sea ice
  • NISE

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1999

1999
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

Distributed Oceanographic Data System

  • Intelligent data interfaces
  • DODS
  • IDL
  • HDF-EOS

The Mercury System and the Search for Earth Science Data

  • new data search tool
  • EDG

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1998

1998
Title Parameter ata Type DAACs

The NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program

  • data management standards

The UARS Cornucopia: A Legacy of Research

  • atmosphere
  • UARS

On a Clear Day

  • albedo
  • ERBE
  • TIROS
  • CERES

Shadows of Doubt: Modeling Cloud Effects

  • cloud effects
  • WFOV
  • CMATRIX

Hurricane Field Studies

  • hurrican forecasting
  • CAMEX-3

Lovely, Dark and Deep

  • ocean mixing
  • TOPEX Poseidon

Ice and Sky

  • open water in polar ice
  • RADARSAT SAR

Overcoming Data Incompatibility

  • data management
  • DODS

Virtual Data Center

  • Virtual domain application data center
  • VDADC

Effects of Emissions on Climate Change

  • human-caused climate change
  • CIESIN

A New Paradigm for Managing Data and Information

  • web-based data system
  • LBA-E

Equal Area Scalable Earth Grid: A Move Toward Data Mapping Standards

  • EASE-Grid
  • AVHRR

Eye on the Sun

  • solar energy
  • UARS SOLSTICE

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1997

1997
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

China Dimensions

  • Chinese demography
  • CIESIN

Carbon Conundrum

  • atmospheric carbon dioxide
  • AVHRR

Growing Data

  • arctic vegetation
  • AVHRR

UARS: A Model Data Set

  • mesosphere
  • UARS

Outer Limits

  • upper atmosphere
  • UARS

River Seasons

  • Amazon River system
  • passive microwave radiometers

Questioning Convection

  • climate model accuracy
  • ERBE

Blanket of Clouds

  • albedo
  • SAGE II
  • ARESE

Upper Crust

  • sea ice melt and krill
  • SSM/I
  • SSMR

Eye on the Ocean

  • ocean monitoring system
  • TOPEX Poseidon

On Thin Ice

  • lake ice
  • DMSP
  • SSM/I
  • EASE-Grid

Snow Sleuths

  • snow pack
  • BOREAS

The Dirt on Carbon

  • carbon flux and permafrost melt
  • BOREAS

RAMPing Up

  • Antarctica imagery and mapping
  • RAMP

Melt-down

  • Greenland ice sheet
  • SEASAT
  • NSCAT
  • ERS
  • SSM/I
  • SSMR

Glacier Power

  • education
  • SAR

Critical Chemistry

  • Ozone
  • GTE

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1996

1996
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

The Color of Disease

  • harmful algal blooms
  • infectious disease
  • CZCS

Data Made Easy

  • software development
  • SAR
  • RIVA

Snowlines over Kathmandu

  • snow cover
  • monsoons
  • DMSP/OLS
  • DEM

Reckoning with Winds

  • typhoons and monsoons
  • NSCAT

Silvus Borealis

  • carbon flux
  • BOREAS

Fish in the Trees

  • Amazon flood patterns
  • SAR

A Model Quest

  • hydrologic models
  • WATFLOOD

Laying the Groundwork

  • land cover
  • PAL

Highs and Lows of Temperature

  • global climate change
  • MSU

A Burning Question

  • atmospheric aerosols
  • AVHRR
  • ERBE

Clouds in a Clear Sky

  • water vapor dynamics
  • SAGE II

Data in a Flash

  • lightning detection
  • OTD
  • MSU

Fire and Ice

  • Greenland ice sheet
  • SSM/I
  • SSMR

Grasslands Initiative

  • net primary productivity
  • GPPDI

Polar Paradox

  • polar sea ice
  • SSM/I
  • SSMR

Visions of a Cloudy Continent

  • Antarctica imagery and mapping
  • AVHRR
  • Landsat

Through a Glass Darkly: Envisioning Ocean Heat Budget

  • atmospheric-ocean heat flux
  • TOPEX/Poseidon

Crime and Work

  • demography
  • PUMS

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Title Parameter Data Type DAACs

The Human Equation

  • human factors
  • climate change
  • Global Population Database

The Magic of Water

  • soil moisture
  • ISLSCP

"But the winds . . . but the spaces . . ."

  • intraseasonal oscillation
  • ISCCP

Ice Happens

  • Arctic ice pack
  • RADARSAT SAR

At the Edge

  • Arctic sea ice
  • SSM/I
  • SSMR

Phytoplankton and Polynyas

  • net primary productivity
  • Nimbus-7 SMMR
  • DMSP
  • SSM/I

Transcending Boundaries

  • net primary productivity
  • ISLSCP

Where Data Meet Models

  • climate models
  • AVHRR
  • SSM/I
  • ERBE
  • ISCCP
  • MODIS
  • MISR
  • ASTER

Storm Census

  • mesoscale convective systems
  • SSM/I

Sowing the Seeds of Change?

  • land use change
  • AVHRR

El Niño or Not?

  • Pacific warming event
  • TOPEX/Poseidon
  • ERS-1
  • visibl- infrared radiometer
  • SSM/I

Oceanography Findings Make Waves

  • oceanic Rossby waves
  • TOPEX/Poseidon
  • ERS-1
  • Geosat

Rising above Tide Gauges

  • sea level rise
  • TOPEX/Poseidon

Back from the Field

  • land surface hydrology
  • Precipitation
  • FIFE

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