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GES DISC opens the MEaSUREs Portal

MEaSUREs will provide long-term data records from NASA missions

GES DISC opens the MEaSUREs Portal

Antarctic stratospheric ozone concentrations from OMI, September 12, 2010

GES DISC opens the MEaSUREs Portal

The Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center recently opened the portal for data generated by projects funded by the "Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments" (MEaSUREs) program.   MEaSUREs solicited proposals which were focused on the creation of Earth System Data Records (ESDRs), including Climate Data Records (CDRs).  [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 records are critical to understanding Earth System processes, for assessing variability, long-term trends, and change in the Earth System, and to provide input and validation means to modeling efforts.  

The GES DISC MEaSUREs portal will include data from seven projects:

  • Reprocessing and Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes (GSSTF) Data Set for Global Water and Energy Cycle Research
  • Creating a Long Term Multi-Sensor Ozone Data Record
  • Consistent Long-Term Aerosol Data Records over Land and Ocean from SeaWIFS
  • GOZCARDS: Global OZone Chemistry And Related Trace Gas Data Records for the Stratosphere
  • Earth Surface and Atmosphere Reflectivity Since 1979 from Multiple Satellites (TOMS, SBUV, SBUV-2, OMI, SeaWiFS, NPP, and NPOESS)
  • A Multi-Sensor Water Vapor Climate Data Record Using Cloud Classification
  • Developing Consistent Earth System Data Records for the Global Terrestrial Water Cycle


The MEaSUREs portal will provide links to the data products produced by each project as they become available.

The URL for the MEaSUREs portal is .


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