[ESIP-all] **updated** GHRC DAAC Announcement (SSMIS F16 and OPeNDAP)

Harrison, Sherry SHarrison at itsc.uah.edu
Thu Oct 18 16:31:03 EDT 2012

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Dear Colleagues,

The Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC DAAC)<http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/>, a NASA EOSDIS data center managed jointly by NASA MSFC and the University of Alabama in Huntsville<http://www.uah.edu/>, is pleased to announce the release of the version 7 SSMIS F16 Ocean Product Suite from Remote Sensing Systems (RSS)<http://www.ssmi.com/> in netCDF (v4) format.  These data are generated by the Distributed Information Services for Climate and Ocean Products and Visualizations for Earth Research project, (DISCOVER)<http://www.discover-earth.org/>, PI Frank Wentz, as part of the NASA Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program.

The SSMIS F16 RSS Ocean Product Suite includes the following data products:

  RSS SSM/I Ocean Products Grids Daily
  RSS SSM/I Ocean Products Grids 3-Day Average
  RSS SSM/I Ocean Products Grids Weekly Average
  RSS SSM/I Ocean Products Grids Monthly Average

These datasets can be ordered from the GHRC using the Hydrologic Data search, Retrieval, and Order system (HyDRO) at http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/hydro/and NASA's Reverb at http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/.

Detailed information for these datasets is available in the SSMI and SSMIS netCDF Data Products<ftp://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/ssmi_ssmis_dataset.html> document.

The GHRC would like to also announce the availability of Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol, OPeNDAP<http://www.opendap.org/>, for our entire RSS Ocean Product Suite which includes data products for the SSMI/SSMIS instruments on the DMSP F08, F10, F11, F13, F14, F15, F16, F17 polar orbiting satellites.   OPeNDAP is a data transport architecture and protocol widely used by Earth scientists to access remotely distributed data.  OPeNDAP includes standards for encapsulating structured data, annotating the data with attributes and adding semantics that describe the data.  Data and metadata hosted through OPeNDAP is available for both interactive browser-based access by users, or through programmatic interfaces allowing applications to access distributed data resources.  Access is enhanced by the ability to easily subsample, subset, aggregate and re-format data through interface options.  Several existing client applications (e.g. ncBrowse, IDV, Panoply, etc) and software libraries (e.g. netCDF) readily support OPeNDAP data access.

The GHRC OPeNDAP server is available at http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/opendap/.

The GHRC would like to thank you for using our data.  We always welcome feedback on our data services.  Please send all comments to GHRC Users Services at ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu.

Sincerely,  GHRC User Services

Sherry Harrison
Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC
sharrison at itsc.uah.edu<mailto:sharrison at itsc.uah.edu>

NASA Near Real Time Data: http://earthdata.nasa.gov/lance

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