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Mapping Our World: Interactive Poster Showing Forty Years of NASA Data

Mapping Our World: Interactive Poster Showing Forty Years of NASA Data

Forty years representing over a dozen of Earth observation missions by NASA has led to an invaluable archive of satellite imagery and remote sensing data.  These mission have gathered data about the Earth including its atmosphere, vegetation, ice, land surface, salinity levels, geology, and temperature.  The highlight the datasets developed by […]

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The topography map, called Bedmap2, was compiled by the British Antarctic Survey and incorporates millions of new measurements, including substantial data sets from NASA's ICESat satellite and an airborne mission called Operation IceBridge. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Mapping Antarctica’s Bedrock with Bedmap2

The map, called Bedmap2, provides a detailed look at Antarctica from its surface of ice all the way down to the bedrock. The map was compiled by the British Antarctic Survey using data from other research organizations around the globe including NASA

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Updated 3D Global Topo Data from NASA

Updated 3D Global Topo Data from NASA

Based on measurements from NASA’s Terra spacecraft, a new 3D topographic map has been released as a joint effort by NASA and Japan.  The digital elevation model (DEM) was developed from imagery obtained from the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, instrument aboard Terra.  ASTER is one of five […]

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Land Surface Temperature Anomaly (June 1 - June 30, 2011) image by Jesse Allen, NASA’s Earth Observatory using data courtesy of the MODIS Land Group.

Global Datasets from NASA’s Earth Observatory

Global datasets covering observations about the ocean, land, atmosphere, energy, and life are available for exploring and downloading as KMZ or GeoTiff files.  The data is processed from MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) which is on the Terra (EOS AM)and Aqua (EOS PM) satellites. The two satellites combined view the entire surface of […]