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EOSDIS Data News: February 3, 2017

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  • NASA GIBS announced the availability of 80+ new layers in GIBS. This includes Advanced Microwave Sounding Radiometer-2 (AMSR2) sea ice products, an initial batch of Web Enabled Landsat Data (WELD) products, and a complete archive of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) atmospheric products from the start of the Terra (2000) and Aqua (2002) missions through the present. The team members added 20+ of the layers mentioned above in Worldview and are in the process of adding the rest. The team also added several new features including the ability to view natural events, animate imagery over time, and rotate polar views. Read more in the GIBS blog.
  • GIBS also released daily nighttime imagery via the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Day/Night Band layer. This layer shows patterns of human activity and energy behaviors such as cities and highways, the holiday periods, the tracking of shipping and fishing fleets at night, and the burning of waste natural gas (gas flares) from on and off shore oil/gas production sites. Read more in the GIBS blog.

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