PO.DAAC Web Portal Search Help Page

PO.DAAC Dataset Searchable Fields:
  • Dataset Persistent ID
  • Dataset Short Name
  • Dataset Measurement/Parameter
  • Dataset Keyword(s)
  • Platform Short Name
  • Platform Long Name
  • Sensor Short Name
  • Sensor Long Name
PO.DAAC Dataset Search Tips:

The keyword search capability on the PO.DAAC Web Portal supports a ”Google-like" query syntax as described below.  NOTE:  that keyword search is NOT case sensitive; a search for "sea surface temperature" will return the same results as a search for "Sea Surface Temperature".

Include a white space between the words to search for pages that may have just one of several words,

Example: Search for   GHRSST  L4   will return datasets that have keywords GHRSST or L4

Wildcard (*) will search for partial text so you do not have to type the full word.

Example: Search for GHRS* will return datasets that have keywords GHRSST

Add a plus (+) before a word to include all results that include that word.

Example: Search for    +GHRSST +L4    will return datasets that have keywords GHRSST and L4

Add a dash (-) before a word to exclude all results that include that word.

Example: Search for    GHRSST  -L4    will return datasets that have keywords GHRSST but not L4
 

Use quotes to search for an exact word or set of words.

Example:  Search for    "sea surface temperature"     will return datasets that have keyword phrase "sea surface temperature"

Plural matching

Example: Search for   temperatures   will return datasets that have keywords temperature or temperatures

You can combine any of the above query syntax.

Example: Search for +GHRSST +GOES* will return datasets that have keywords GHRSST and any of the GOES missions (GOES-11, 12, 13, 15).