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warn_icon.gif IMPORTANT MESSAGE Feb 01, 2016    Removal of OCO-2 V7 Lite datasets   

 GES DISC is phasing out the support for the "forward" processed OCO-2 Lite products, OCO2_L2_Lite_FP and OCO2_L2_Lite_SIF. Instead, only the "retrospective" processing, with letter "r" in the version (7r) will remain. The  calibration in the retrospective processing  is estimated from the full time series (before, during, and after the measurements), which results in higher quality retrievals. Also, the leading edge of the retrospective data set is progressing well, with about 30-day latency. Hence, in an effort to disambiguate the better quality data, only version 7r of these two Lite products will remain visible. 

warn_icon.gif IMPORTANT MESSAGE Jul 24, 2015    Why do my Data Holdings look different?    

Accessing your data through the GES DISC web site may seem a little unfamiliar to you to these days, but we can assure you, your data is all still available. The location of the data in the online archive has not changed.

The GES DISC has implemented a new interactive interface to make finding data easier than ever. We've added features like searching by keywords, filtering by criteria such as measurements, processing level and spatial resolution, and sortable data columns so now you can fine tune your search results. To get you started we put together a Help document to introduce you to the new interface. If you have any questions about the new design please contact us using the Feedback link in the upper right-hand corner or contact the GES DISC Help Desk by sending email to


  • Aura/OMI Data measurements from Ozone Monitoring Instrument aboard the EOS-Aura spacecraft
  • Aura/MLS Data measurements from Microwave Limb Sounder aboard the EOS-Aura spacecraft
  • Aura/HIRDLS Data measurements from High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder aboard the EOS-Aura spacecraft
  • AIRS/AMSU/HSB Data measurements from AIRS, AMSU and HSB instruments aboard the EOS-Aqua satellite
  • ACOS Data (retrievals using SWIR radiances  from the TANSO-FTS instrument on board GOSAT (IBUKI) satellite)
  • TOMS Data Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer measurements on board Nimbus-7 and Earth Probe satellites
  • UARS Data measurements from CLAES, HALOE, HRDI, ISAMS, MLS, PEM SOLSTICE, SUSIM and WINDII instruments on board Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite
  • LIMS Data Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere instrument measurements on board the Nimbus-7 satellite
  • SBUV Data Solar Back Scattered Ultraviolet instrument  measurements on board the Nimbus-7 satellite
  • SSBUV Data Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet measurements aboard of eight space shuttle missions
  • Nimbus II, II and IV Data High Resolution Infrared Radiometer and Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer measurements aboard Nimbus II,III, and IV
  • Heritage Datasets  Heritage data from Nimbus-4 IRIS and SBUV, Nimbus-7 SBUV, SME, and other instruments.


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