Giovanni is a Web-based application developed by the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) that provides a simple and intuitive way to visualize, analyze, and access vast amounts of Earth science remote sensing data without having to download the data. Giovanni is an acronym for the Geospatial Interactive Online Visualization ANd aNalysis Infrastructure.
From the researcher's point of view, Giovanni is comprised of a number of interfaces, each tailored to meet the needs of specific fields of Earth science research. Each interface, known as a portal, provides functions and parameters applicable to that specific area of Earth science. For example, the A-Train data portal provides an interface designed for research of clouds and aerosols, utilizing data from instruments aboard the A-Train satellites such as CloudSat, Aqua, Aura, and CALIPSO.
MORE! Introductory chapter of our online user's manual for beginning Giovanni users
For an extended description of Giovanni's features and functions, refer to Giovanni Highlights.
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