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ASTER Data Made Freely Available by LP DAAC

On 1 April 2016, NASA's Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC; WDS Regular Member ) began distributing  ASTER Level 1 Precision Terrain Corrected Registered At-Sensor Radiance  (AST_L1T) data products over the entire globe at no charge. Greater than 2.95 million scenes of archived ASTER data are now available for direct download through the  LP DAAC Data Pool  and for search ...

Science International Launches Campaign for 'Open Data in a Big Data World'

Four of the major international science organizations—ICSU, ISSC, IAP, and TWAS * —have come together to develop and support an Accord on ' Open Data in a Big Data World '. CODATA and WDS played a role in the creation of the Accord, which includes a set of guiding principles on open access to Big Data that necessarily protects the scientific process and ensures that developing countries can ...

Beta Release of AppEEARS by LP DAAC

The  Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples  (AppEEARS) enables users to input precise sample locations and access analysis-ready data from tiled land MODIS products held by the  Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center  (LP DAAC; WDS Regular Member). Note that AppEEARS is considered Beta at this time and feedback can be sent through  its interface . A recent ...

LANCE AMSR2 Near Real-time Snow Products Available

The  NASA Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS  (LANCE) AMSR2 Processing Center at the  Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center  (WDS Regular Member) has announced the availability of the dataset  NRT AMSR2 Daily L3 Global SWE EASE-Grids . This dataset contains snow water equivalent (SWE) data and quality assurance flags mapped to the Northern and ...

New Hazards Mapper Tool from SEDAC

A new  Hazards Mapper  tool from  Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center  (SEDAC; WDS Regular Member) combines layers from various sources to  enable users to visualize data and maps related to socioeconomic, infrastructure, natural disasters, and environment topics, as well as analyze potential impacts and exposure. More information on point features such as power plants can be ...

New Data Release: Global Annual PM2.5 Grids from MODIS, MISR and SeaWiFS AOD, v1 (1998–2012)

A new  data release  by  NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center  (WDS Regular Member) offers insights into the extent of global human exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) over more than a decade. It features improved accuracy, a longer time span, and higher spatial resolution than the previous version. The  dataset  consists of a series of global grids representing three-year ...