Land Data at EOSDIS
Land products involve two related Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) disciplines. Land Surface includes geophysical processes and parameters involving the Earth’s land surfaces (e.g., surface temperature, soil moisture, vegetation cover, and land use). The Solid Earth discipline includes data sets related to processes arising in the Earth’s interior (e.g., gravity, geomagnetism, tectonics) which, although originating from below the surface, still can be analyzed from ground, air, or space-based measurements. EOSDIS DAACs hold approximately 1300 land surface and solid earth data sets, with some products overlapping other disciplines, such as frozen ground also within the Cryosphere discipline and some surface radiative property data sets contained also in the Atmosphere discipline. The primary DAACs specializing in this discipline are CDDIS, LP DAAC and ORNL DAAC. Several other DAACs also hold land data as they relate to their respective disciplines. Near real-time data for Land applications can be found at the Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE).
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Learn more about Land Data at EOSDIS
Learn more about Land Data at EOSDIS by reading Sensing Our Planet articles that feature research utilizing Earth Observing data from the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) and watch NASA Earthdata Webinar videos to learn more about NASA Earth science data sets, services and tools to discover, access and use these data. There is also an land discipline reference sheet available from the Outreach Products page.
Last Updated: May 23, 2017 at 9:27 AM EDT