1. MEaSUREs data table

MEaSUREs data table

NASA’s Earth Science Program is dedicated to advancing Earth remote sensing and pioneering the scientific use of satellite measurements to improve human understanding of our home planet in order to inform economic and policy decisions and improve operational services of benefit to the Nation. Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) supports NASA's Earth Science research community in providing Earth science data products and services driven by NASA’s Earth Science goals. The MEaSUREs projects, an element of Research Opportunities in Space and Earth and Science (ROSES), expand these capabilities with competitively selected data products developed and produced by the research community to meet the community’s priority needs.

NASA uses satellite sensors to advance knowledge of the integrated Earth system, the global atmosphere, oceans (including sea ice), land surfaces, ecosystems, and interactions between all elements, including the impacts of humans. MEaSUREs provides an opportunity for the research community to participate in the development and generation of data products, which complement and augment the Earth science already available to the research community. MEaSUREs projects are required to utilize at least one satellite data set, preferably a NASA-sponsored data set.

The MEaSUREs projects are focused on product generation, availability, and utility of Earth System Data Records (ESDRs). An ESDR is defined as a unified and coherent set of observations of a given parameter of the Earth system, which is optimized to meet specific requirements in addressing science questions. These data records are critical to understanding Earth System processes and in assessing variability, long-term trends, and change in the Earth System as well as providing means for input and validation to modeling efforts. Emphasis is placed on linking together multiple satellites into a constellation, developing the means of utilizing a multitude of data sources to form coherent time series, and facilitating the use of extensive data in the development of comprehensive Earth system models.

MEaSUREs 2017

MEaSUREs 2017 projects work to afford a solution for utilization of NASA assets and capabilities by:

  • Providing or adding to mature data records needed for NASA Earth System research, and potentially developing product science tools and services capabilities;
  • Applying Earth Science Division principles regarding community involvement, product life cycle planning, and standards and interfaces for interoperability and exchange of data and information;
  • Supporting ongoing data system evolution efforts through participation in one or more Earth Science Working Groups (ESDSWG). (Read more about the ESDSWG).

During the life of MEaSUREs the projects, each of the projects is responsible for making its ESDRs available to the user community. At the end of the MEaSUREs projects, the generated ESDRs will be archived and distributed by the EOSDIS Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs).

Search the MEaSUREs projects in the table below by clicking in the search box and entering in a keyword term, such as a DAAC (ASDC, NSIDC, SEDAC, etc), an instrument/mission (GRACE, MODIS, TROPOMI, etc) or science term (atmospheric composition, carbon cycle, climate change, Earth surface, water cycle). The search results will narrow down the table entries applicable to the search keyword entered.

Hidden Column Year Title topic
1 2017 A Comprehensive Data Record of Marine Low-Level and Deep Convective Cloud Systems Using an Object-Oriented Approach atmospheric composition
1 2017 A Unified Cloud-Defined Weather State Dataset for Process-Resolving Data Analysis and Model Evaluation atmospheric composition
1 2017 Adding High Temporal Resolution to the Global Long-Term Aerosol Data Record: A Synergy of Low-Earth Orbit and Geostationary-Earth Orbit atmospheric composition
1 2017 Development of Long-Term and Consistent Earth System Data Records of H2CO, CHOCHO and H2O from Multi-Satellite UV/Visible Spectra atmospheric composition
1 2017 MINDS: Multi-Decadal Nitrogen Dioxide and Derived Products from Satellites atmospheric composition
1 2017 Records of Fused and Assimilated Satellite Carbon Dioxide Observations and Fluxes from Multiple Instruments atmospheric composition
1, GES DISC 2012 A 30-Year Record of Aerosol Properties over Land from TOMS and OMI Observations atmospheric composition
1, GES DISC 2012 A Long-Term Record of Upper Stratospheric and Mesospheric Temperature Profiles atmospheric composition
1, GES DISC 2012 Multi-Decadal Sulfur Dioxide Climatology from Satellite Instruments atmospheric composition
1, GES DISC 2006 Consistent Long-Term Aerosol Data Records over Land and Ocean from SeaWiFS atmospheric composition
1, GES DISC 2006 Creating a Long-Term Multi-Sensor Ozone Data Record atmospheric composition
1, ASDC 2006 Creating a Unified Airborne Database for Assessment and Validation of Global Models of Atmospheric Composition atmospheric composition
1, GES DISC 2006 GOZCARDS: Global OZone Chemistry And Related trace gas Data records for the Stratosphere atmospheric composition
1 2017 Multi-Decadal Time Series of Vegetation Chlorophyll Fluorescence and Derived Gross Primary Production carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, OB.DAAC 2012 A Time Series of Sea Surface Nitrate and Nitrate Based New Production in the Global Oceans carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, OB.DAAC 2012 Creating Unified Ocean Color Data Records with Uncertainties carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, LP DAAC 2012 Global Cropland Area Database (GCAD30) Through Landsat and MODIS Data Fusion for the Years 2010 and 1990 and Its Dynamics over Four Decades Using AVHRR and MODIS carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, LP DAAC 2012 Global Long-Term Multi-Sensor Web-Enabled Landsat Data Record carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, OB.DAAC 2012 Production and Distribution of MERIS Data Products in Support of the Ocean Color Climate Data Record carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, LP DAAC 2012 Vegetation Continuous Fields ESDR for the AVHRR and MODIS Records: 1981 - Present carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, OB.DAAC 2006 A Time Series of Photosynthetically Available Radiation at the Ocean Surface from SeaWiFS and MODIS Data carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, NSIDC 2006 An Earth System Data Record for Land Surface Freeze-Thaw State: Quantifying Terrestrial Water Mobility Constraints to Global Ecosystem Processes carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, OB.DAAC 2006 Beyond Chlorophyll: Implementation and Distribution of Innovative Ocean Color Earth Science Data Records carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, LP DAAC 2006 Earth Science Data Records of Global Forest Cover Change carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, LP DAAC 2006 Vegetation Phenology and Enhanced Vegetation Index Products from Multiple Long-Term Satellite Data Records carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, LP DAAC 2006 Web-Enabled Consistent Large Area Landsat Data Streams and Derived Surface Characterizations—MODIS-Landsat Data Fusion for Terrestrial User Community carbon cycle and ecosystems
1, LP DAAC 2017 A Unified and Coherent Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity (LST&E) Earth System Data Record (ESDR) for Earth Science climate variability and change
1 2017 Earth System Data Record of Ice Motion and Bed Topography in Antarctica climate variability and change
1, NSIDC 2017 Greenland Ice Mapping Project Three: Measuring Rapid Changes in Ice Flow climate variability and change
1, PO.DAAC 2012 A Climate Data Record of Altimetric Sea Level Change and Its Mass and Steric Components climate variability and change
1, GES DISC 2012 A Data Record of the Cloudy Boundary Layer climate variability and change
1, ASDC 2012 A Long-Term TOA and Constrained Surface Radiation Budget Dataset Using Merged CERES, ERBE and ISCCP/SRB Products from the Past 30 Years climate variability and change
1, GES DISC 2012 A Multi-Sensor Water Vapor, Temperature, and Cloud Climate Data Record climate variability and change
1, NSIDC 2012 An Improved, Enhanced-Resolution, Gridded Passive Microwave ESDR for Monitoring Cryospheric and Hydrologic Time Series climate variability and change
1, NSIDC 2012 Continuity and Enhancement of the Global ESDR for Landscape Freeze/Thaw State Dynamics climate variability and change
1, GES DISC 2012 Development of Consistent Global Long-Term Records of Atmospheric Evaporative Demand climate variability and change
1, ASF 2012 ESDR of Small-Scale Kinematics of Arctic Ocean Sea Ice climate variability and change
1, GES DISC 2012 Globally Merged, Reconciled and Gridded Observations of Near-Surface Atmospheric and Land Surface Properties and Their Diurnal-to-Decadal Variations climate variability and change
1, NSIDC 2012 Greenland Ice Mapping Project Two: Measuring Rapid Changes in Ice Flow climate variability and change
1, NSIDC 2012 Ice Velocity Mapping of the Great Ice Sheets: Antarctica climate variability and change
1, GES DISC 2012 MUSSIC: Multi-Satellite Ultraviolet Solar Spectral Irradiance Composite climate variability and change
1, GES DISC 2012 Next-Generation Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Data Products climate variability and change
1, PO.DAAC 2006 A Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform Ocean Surface Wind Velocity Data Set for Meteorological and Oceanographic Applications climate variability and change
1, GES DISC 2006 A Multi-Sensor Water Vapor Climate Data Record Using Cloud Classification climate variability and change
1, NSIDC 2006 Development of Northern Hemisphere Snow and Ice Climate Data Records climate variability and change
1, GHRC 2006 Distributed Information Services: Climate/Ocean Products and Visualizations for Earth Research (DISCOVER) Continuation of Project climate variability and change
1, GES DISC 2006 Earth Surface and Atmospheric Reflectivity Since 1979 from Multiple Satellites (TOMS, SBUV, SBUV-2, OMI, SeaWiFS, NPP, and NPOESS) climate variability and change
1, ASF 2006 ESDR of Small-Scale Kinematics of Arctic Ocean Sea Ice climate variability and change
1, PO.DAAC 2006 GAC and HRPT AVHRR Reprocessing to GHRSST climate variability and change
1, ASDC 2006 Global Cloud Process Studies in the Context of Decadal Climate Variability: Enhancement and Continuation of Data Analysis for the International Satellite Cloud Climatalogy Project (ISCCP) climate variability and change
1, NSIDC 2006 Greenland Ice Mapping Project One: Measuring Rapid Changes in Ice Flow climate variability and change
1, NSIDC 2006 Ice Velocity Mapping of the Great Ice Sheets: Antarctica climate variability and change
1, ASDC 2006 Improvement of the NVAP Global Water Vapor Data Set for Climate, Hydrological, and Weather Studies climate variability and change
1, PO.DAAC 2006 Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeter Data for Climate Research climate variability and change
1, PO.DAAC 2006 Multi-Sensor Ultra-high Resolution (MUR) SST Field climate variability and change
1, NSIDC 2017 A Long-Term Consistent Multi-Satellite Soil Moisture ESDR with Uncertainty Information Earth surface and interior
1, LP DAAC 2017 A Moderate Spatial Resolution Data Record of 21st Century Global Land Cover, Land Use, and Land Cover Change Earth surface and interior
1, LAADS 2017 A Terrestrial Surface Climate Data Record for Global Change Studies Earth surface and interior
1 2017 Continuity and Enhancement of the Freeze/Thaw Earth System Data Record Earth surface and interior
1, GES DISC 2017 Development of Gridded Innovations and Observations Supplement to MERRA-2 and Future GEOS-5 Data Products Earth surface and interior
1 2017 ESESES: Enhanced Solid Earth Science ESDR System Earth surface and interior
1 2017 Global Long-Term Multi-Sensor Web-Enabled Landsat Data Record - A Continuation Request Earth surface and interior
1 2017 ITS LIVE: Inter-Mission Time Series of Land Ice Velocity and Elevation Earth surface and interior
1, PO.DAAC 2012 An Earth System Data Record of Changes in Earth Masses from GRACE, CHAMP and Other Satellites Earth surface and interior
1, LP DAAC 2012 NASADEM: Creating a New NASA Digital Elevation Model and Associated Products Earth surface and interior
1, CDDIS 2012 Solid Earth Science ESDR System Earth surface and interior
1, CDDIS 2006 Solid Earth Science ESDR System Earth surface and interior
1, LP DAAC 2006 The Definitive Merged Global Digital Topographic Data Set Earth surface and interior
1 2017 A Multidecadal Satellite Record of Water Vapor, Temperature and Clouds water and energy cycle
1 2017 Creating an Extended and Consistent ESDR of the Ocean Surface Winds, Stress and Their Dynamically-Significant Derivatives for the Period 1999-2022 water and energy cycle
1 2017 Earth System Data Records (ESDRs) of Air-Sea Variables and Fluxes Anchored on Global Moored-Buoy Observations water and energy cycle
1 2017 Fundamental Data Records for Precipitation water and energy cycle
1 2017 High Latitude Improvement of Long-Term GPCP Precipitation Products Using Recent NASA Missions water and energy cycle
1 2017 HOMAGE: Heat and Ocean Mass from Gravity ESDR water and energy cycle
1, PO.DAAC 2012 Development of Pre-SWOT ESDRs for Global Surface Water Storage Dynamics water and energy cycle
1, PPS 2006 A Long-Term Precipitation Dataset with Uncertainty Information water and energy cycle
1, ASF 2006 An Inundated Wetlands Earth System Data Record: Global Monitoring of Wetland Extent and Dynamics water and energy cycle
1, GES DISC 2006 Developing Consistent Earth System Data Records for the Global Terrestrial Water Cycle water and energy cycle
1, GES DISC 2006 Reprocessing of Goddard Satellite-Based Surface Turbulent Fluxes (GSSTF) Data Set for Global Water and Energy Cycle Research water and energy cycle

MEaSUREs Data at the DAACs

MEaSUREs Data at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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