retrieving Remote sensing data

retrieving Remote sensing data

Postby kaus_23 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:18 pm

I am a Masters student and i am doing research on wind mapping. I just want to know how to retrieve the data from Nasa's site.

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Re: retrieving Remote sensing data

Postby podaac » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:10 pm

Are you developing your own software to perform wind mapping, or are you looking for external services to provide mapping on-the-fly? Also, do you need wind speed, zonal wind speed, meridional wind speed, wind direction, or all of the above?

If you are looking for an external service to perform wind mapping, please take a look at the PO. DAAC Live Access Server (LAS) -

The Live Access Server (LAS) enables you to: visualize data with on-the-fly graphics; request custom subsets of variables in a choice of file formats; access background reference material about the data (metadata); compare (difference) variables from distributed locations. LAS is a highly configurable web server designed to provide flexible access to geo-referenced scientific data.

For a guide and tutorial to using LAS see PO.DAAC Drive: ... orials/las
NASA is in process of deprecating the use of the FTP protocol for data and information access; however, PO.DAAC offers PO.DAAC Drive as a robust FTP alternative for browsing and retrieving data at PO.DAAC.

PO.DAAC Drive ( offers file navigation and download through an interface served directly through your browser, and with a familiar look and feel. It also allows users to access data via a command line so that interactions can be easily scripted. Please note that each user must create a NASA Earthdata Login Profile in order to download files. Instructions to register for an Earthdata Login account are available at

For questions or to provide feedback, please visit the PO.DAAC Drive Forum (

Video Tutorial on LAS Usage for Visualization & Subsetting

Thank you for your inquiry.
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