Monday, February 17, 2020

The PO.DAAC is pleased to announce that the GHRSST Multi-Scale Ultra High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (MUR SST) data are now available in the cloud, as part of the NASA—Amazon Web Services (AWS) Space Act Agreement, executed by the Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) for NASA's Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program. The global, 1 km MUR SST dataset is available from June 2002 to present. Making these data freely available in the cloud is part of a larger effort by ESDS to enable researchers and commercial data users to access and work with large quantities of data quickly. These MUR SST data are optimized so that researchers can do large-scale analyses in the cloud.

Tutorials have been provided for accessing the MUR SST data using Python on the Registry of Open Data on AWS and GitHub. You can also view the data on PO.DAAC's State of the Ocean tool. The MUR SST data were optimized for the cloud using computing credits provided by AWS Cloud Credits for Research Program and is available via the AWS Public Dataset Program.