Training Resources

The Stakeholder Engagement Program (SEP) curates relevant training resources focused on how to access and use Satellite Needs Working Group (SNWG) products for both first-time users and those more experienced. For each product, resources are aggregated into the following categories: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, Missions and Instruments, Data Products and Descriptions, Data Access and Code Examples, and Use Case and Application Examples.

The most frequently identified training need across the Satellite Needs Working Group (SNWG) 2022 survey submissions was for “Training in Cloud Use.” For information about cloud-specific training resources, please see Training in Cloud Use (PDF).

Catalog of Archived Suborbital Earth Science (CASEI)

To learn more about CASEI and access the catalog, visit https://impact.earthdata.nasa.gov/casei/.

Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program

The training resources below are aggregated for Commercial Smallsat data (Planet and Maxar). For more information about accessing commercial data, visit the CSDA Smallsat Data Explorer.

CSDA Training Resources

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NASA ARSET training that provides a background on remote sensing

Maxar's on-demand imagery access

Presentation providing an overview of Planet and its potential applications

Overview and data product specifications for Maxar's view-ready imagery data

SkySat mission and instrument specifications from the European Space Agency

An overview of the WorldView series including links to find out more information about the WorldView mission

NASA Earthdata's tutorial on remotely sensed data including orbits, sensors, and spatial resolutions

Government and commercial applications of Maxar products

On-demand webinars and use cases for Planet data

Overview and data product specifications for Maxar's analysis ready data

Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS)

The training resources below are aggregated for the Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) product. You can directly access HLS data here: HLSS30v2.0, HLSL30v2.0.

HLS Training Resources

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Overview of HLS with links to additional resources

NASA ARSET tutorial for conducting land cover classification using satellite imagery

NASA ARSET training that provides a background on remote sensing

Details about the SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) which can be used to query and subset HLS products

Data set landing page for the HLS Operational Land Imager Surface Reflectance and TOA Brightness Daily Global 30m (HLSL30) product

Overview of HLS including information about the products and algorithms

NASA Earthdata's tutorial on remotely sensed data including orbits, sensors, and spatial resolutions

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) application example using HLS

Data set landing page for the HLS Sentinel-2 Multi-spectral Instrument Surface Reflectance Daily Global 30m (HLSS30) product

NASA ARSET tutorial for calculating spectral indices from Landsat 9 OLI-2, Sentinel-2 MSI, and Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 (HLS) data

Ice, Cloud & Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) Quick Look Products

The training resources below are aggregated for the ICESat-2 Quick Look products. You can directly access these data here: ICESat-2 Quick Look.

ICESat-2 Training Resources

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Background information about LiDAR remote sensing from NASA Langley Research Center

NASA ARSET's tutorial for accessing ICESat-2 data and using associated services for data visualization

Various open-source NSIDC data tutorials for easier access to ICESat-2 data

List of ICESat-2 data products including links to data set landing pages and ATBDs

Using ICESat-2 to monitor wildfire hazard potential

NSF's foundational information about LiDAR remote sensing

Open-source resource library for working with ICESat-2 data

ICESat-2 data products available through NSIDC including Quick Look products

Using ICESat-2 to mitigate volcanic events

ICESat-2's mission landing page with links to other relevant resources

Observation Products for End-Users for Remote Sensing Analysis (OPERA)

Please note that OPERA products are still in development. For more information regarding the products' release dates and accessing the data, visit the following site: OPERA Products. To access training resources for the OPERA products, refer to activities hosted by OPERA's Stakeholder Engagement Program

Air Quality

The training resources below are aggregated for the Air Quality Forecasts and Distributed Pandora Sensors product. You can directly access Pandora station data here: http://blickv.pandonia-global-network.org/.

Air Quality Training Resources

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NASA datasets utilizing the Pandora instrument

The Pandora Project home page that provides links to other relevant resources

Access to PGN (Pandonia Global Network) Pandora station data

Details about the Pandora instrument, its campaign involvement, and its data products

Use of Pandora spectrometers to measure tropospheric column NO2 for the evaluation of Sentinel-5P TROPOMI NO2 products during the Long Island Sound Tropospheric Ozone Study (LISTOS)

Hardware specifications for each version of the Pandora instrument design

Use of Pandora spectrometers for formaldehyde observations during the Korea-United States Air Quality Study (KORUS-AQ)

Overview of the Pandora data products by retrieval type

An introduction to basic concepts in spectroscopy and remote sensing

Use of Pandora systems within the Pandonia Global Network (PGN) for total column ozone observations

HLS-VI

The training resources below are aggregated for the HLS-VI product.

HLS-VI Training Resources

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Provides information on ways to access Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 (HLS) data and includes information on the HLS Vegetation Index Suite

Web resource that provides information about phenology, both ground-based and via remote sensing

Use of images from the HLS dataset to map the extent of irrigated areas in Southern Italy

An overview of remote sensing and how it can be used for studying vegetation

Visualizations of harmonized Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 NDVI data

Overview of the Landsat mission series that is used in the development of the Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 (HLS) products

Weekly cloud-free Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 (HLS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) estimates from 2016 to 2019 for mapping ecological conditions in the western United States

Details of the Sentinel-2 mission

Overview of the Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) Project

Use of HLS to monitor deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest using NDVI, EVI, GEMI, and SAVI vegetation indices

TEMPO

The training resources below are aggregated for the TEMPO product.

TEMPO Training Resources

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Training on the use of remote sensing data for monitoring atmospheric trace gasses

SNWG fact sheet for the TEMPO/GOES Near Real-Time products including information such as data parameters and other data specifications

Article detailing the EPA's role in the TEMPO mission

Overview of TEMPO application areas outlined by the TEMPO Early Adopters Program

Overview of the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) mission, instrument, data products, and applications

Analysis of the TEMPO stratosphere - troposphere separation algorithm for nitrogen dioxide

Summary of the TEMPO instrument and its impacts on air quality monitoring (video)

A mission to integrate TEMPO satellite observations with traditional air quality monitoring to improve understanding of air quality science and increase societal benefit

Background on the TEMPO mission including science questions, mission organization, and instrument capabilities

PBL

The training resources below are aggregated for the PBL product.

PBL Training Resources

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Detailed report on the targeted observables for the Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) Incubation program

Overview of GPS-RO and GNSS-RO techniques for weather observations by Spire; Spire GNSS-RO data may be used in the merged PBL product suite

Overview of passive sensors used for remote sensing of NASA Earth science data, including spectrometers

Overview of geostationary hyperspectral infrared sounder (GeoHIS) applications, including boundary layer observations

A brief video detailing how radio occultation is used for weather forecasting

Using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Radio Occultation (RO) to estimate Planetary Boundary Layer Height (PBLH)

A series of webinar trainings to provide basic information about the fundamentals of remote sensing

Overview of the Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) decadal survey

Overview of the NASA PBL Incubation program

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