Image from TERRA
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:00 EDT

Instruments, like this flux tower, are used by scientists to verify the accuracy of the data available in OpenET, a powerful new web-based platform that puts Earth science data about water use by crops and other vegetation into the hands of farmers and water managers.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 13:00 EDT

The U.S. Forest Service now has a powerful way to view near-real time fire detection from NASA satellite data that they can include in their hourly air quality forecasts.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:53 EDT

New NASA research shows that by releasing heat and moisture through a large hole in sea ice known as a polynya, the exposed ocean fuels the formation of more clouds that trap heat in the atmosphere and hinder the refreezing of new sea ice.

ASTER Data

ASTER image of Baektu Mountain, Korea

ASTER website informs a broad audience about ASTER data and products.

ASTER data are are available from several archives:

  • Earthdata Search – Search the entire ASTER data archive. ALL products are available to all users at no cost: ASTER L1A, L1B, L1T; Higher Level Data Products (HLDPs) created from L1A; the ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM), and the North American ASTER Land Surface Emissivity Database (NAALSED). Registration is required for all users.
  • GLoVis – Search the entire ASTER data archive using a browse-based map interface. The following products are available to all users at no cost: ASTER L1T data (day only), Landsat products, EO-1 data, Sentinel-2 data, Orbview-3 data, and DOQs.
  • ASTER/AIST – You can search the entire ASTER data archive using a browse-based map interface. Order:1) pseudocolor natural color image as WMS/KML; 2) Level 3 orthorectified bands 1-14 with 30m DEM; 3) Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM).
  • Earth Explorer – No charge ASTER data for all users: ASTER L1B and L1T data, the ASTER GDEM, and NAALSED products for the world. Select “NASA LPDAAC collections” under “Data Sets”.
  • AppEEARS – The Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AρρEEARS) offers a simple and efficient way to access and transform geospatial data from a variety of federal data archives. AρρEEARS enables users to subset geospatial datasets using spatial, temporal, and band/layer parameters.
  • LPDAAC Data Pool – The Data Pool is the publicly available portion of the LP DAAC online holdings. Data Pool provides a direct way to access data product files via HTTPS. All Data Pool holdings are available at no cost.

ASTER Data Products For Novice Data Users

  • NASA Worldview– Visually explore the past and the present of this dynamic planet from a satellite’s perspective. Select from an array of stories below to learn more about Worldview, the satellite imagery we provide and events occurring around the world.

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