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2009-07-14 PO.DAAC is announcing the availability of AVHRR Pathfinder SST data from 1981 through 1985 The world's longest running, continuous, research quality, global SST data series has grown even longer.  For the first time PO.DAAC is announcing the availability of AVHRR Pathfinder SST data from 1981 through 1985.  These data from the NOAA-7 POES satellite were produced by the NODC using version...
2009-07-07 An Ocean Full of Deserts Scientists and satellites watch as the least productive areas of the oceans expand. Check out the feature at:http://nasadaacs.eos.nasa.gov
2009-06-15 PO.DAAC begins distribution of two upgraded Naval Oceanographic Office's (NAVOCEANO) Level 2 Multi-Channel Sea Surface Temperature (MCSST) data sets Due to popular demand PO.DAAC is resuming distribution of near real-time Sea Surface Temperature (SST) coastal product 179. The NAVOCEANO MCSST Level 2 Fine Resolution Area Coverage (FRAC) replaces the High Resolution Picture Transmission (HRPT) Local Area Coverage (LAC) data stream. The FRAC...
2009-04-21 PO.DAAC Alert: Interruption of MODIS data (Monday - Thursday) The provider of all MODIS data, MODAPS will be down from Monday, April 20, 5pm through Thursday, April 23, 12pm while upgrades are made to the electrical power at their facility. There will be no MODIS data and consequently no GHRSST data during this time. We apologize for the late notice.
2009-02-18 PO.DAAC Alert: MODIS DATA OUTAGE There will be a power outage at the NASA Goddard MODIS Facility from Wednesday, February 18, 5pm (EST) through Friday, February 20, 3pm (EST).  During this time there will be no MODIS level 0 data and hence no MODIS higher level products.   The affected data products will include all PODAAC Level 3...
2009-02-02 PO.DAAC Alert: PLANNED 2-DAY SYSTEM OUTAGE PLANNED SYSTEM OUTAGE: PO.DAAC's website: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov and all PO.DAAC data tools and services (including POET, FTP, OPeNDAP/DODS, and Aspera sites) will be unavailable for approximately 2 days on February 7th - 8th, starting at 8:00pm PST on...
2009-01-21 Reminder: International GHRSST Data Users Symposium registration deadline is on 31 January 2009. Jorge Vazquez (JPL) and Chelle Gentemann (RSS) would like to invite you to participate in the International GHRSST Users Symposium to be held 28-29 May 2009 in Santa Rosa, CA. Please forward, or redistribute as you please, to your center, school faculty, colleagues, or student email lists. Grants...
2009-01-15 PO.DAAC Jason-1 Manuever Announcement After more than 7 years of service on the nominal ground track, the Jason-1 satellite will be moved to a new interleaved orbit with OSTM/Jason-2 at the end of repeat cycle 259.  The OSTM/Jason-2 satellite will continue the long term climate data record on the primary TOPEX/Poseidon--Jason-1--OSTM/...
2009-01-13 Where Oceans Meet Atmosphere Satellite data helps seagoing oceanographers pursue an elusive ocean layer. http://nasadaacs.eos.nasa.gov
2008-12-16 Congratulations to the QuikSCAT team for winning the 2008 William T. Pecora Award! Congratulations to the NASA QuikSCAT Mission Team for winning the prestigious 2008 William T. Pecora Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the Earth by means of remote sensing. Since 1999, the QuikSCAT team has advanced Earth science research and contributed to improved...
2008-09-25 2007 AVHRR Pathfinder SST data now available. The PO.DAAC is pleased to announce the availability of 2007 AVHRR Pathfinder SST data. We will be upgrading late 2005 and all 2006 data Pathfinder data sets with the finalized version 5 products. The PO.DAAC is also re-organizing this distinguished long running product into distinct daytime and...
2008-08-21 A Brazilian Wind: measuring energy potential Researchers discover that coastal winds could help change Brazil's energy portfolio. http://nasadaacs.eos.nasa.gov
2008-06-20 Congratulations to NASA, NOAA, CNES & Eumetsat on Its' Successful Launch of OSTM/Jason2! It is the third altimetric mission following Jason-1 (2001-present) and TOPEX/Poseidon (1992-2005). OSTM will provide important information regarding sea level rise, climate change, El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events, eddies, and ocean circulation. To find out more information about OSTM...
2008-06-17 Jason-1 I/GDR-c will be released soon. Starting with IGDR cycle 237 pass 121 only version c will be distributed and b will be discontinued. Cycle 233 will be the first GDR-c available. Cycles 1-232 will be reprocessed to provide a consistent data set. Version c has an improved orbit, altimeter corrections, radiometer parameters, dry...
2008-04-30 JPL releases study report on QuikSCAT Follow-on Mission Concepts QuikSCAT Follow-on Mission Concept Study (JPL Publication 08-18, April 2008). To continue to meet the Nation's need for operational ocean surface vector winds (OSVW) observations beyond QuikSCAT, the...
2008-02-01 New GOES SST The PO.DAAC would like to announce the availability of an improved GOES SST product. Cloud masking in the previous GOES SST was based on one flag. The new product gives the user more flexibility in that a bayesian approach is applied that associates each pixel with a probability of being cloud free...
2007-12-18 AIRSAR Data Has Moved to ASF AIRSAR data has moved to the Alaska Satellite Facility.  Researchers interested in obtaining AIRSAR data should now refer to: http://airsar.asf.alaska.edu
2007-12-10 GRACE Mission Team Wins the 2007 Pecora Award! On behalf of the Pecora Award Committee, I would like to congratulate the GRACE Mission Team for winning the 2007 Pecora Award. The William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions by individuals or groups toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing...
2007-12-05 QuikSCAT Data Gaps Due to Battery Anomaly On November 16, 2007, a small degradation in the QuikSCAT spacecraft's battery capacity was detected during the eclipse period. In order to reduce the battery load, the QuikSCAT Project temporarily operated the SeaWinds instrument in receive-only mode during the eclipse periods between November 20...
2007-11-16 NEW! The PO.DAAC Sandbox PO.DAAC is pleased to announce a new service for our users and scientists; the PO.DAAC Sandbox. The PO.DAAC Sandbox provides an opportunity to present unvetted science products to the user community. The products submitted for distribution by a provider will be reviewed by the relevant science team...

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