Data User Profiles

Each profile demonstrates how and where Earth observation data are being used for research and applications.

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Thumbnail of Lori Schultz for data user profile main page
Jan 30, 2023

NASA near real-time data help Lori Schultz respond to agencies that reach out to NASA in the wake of natural disasters.

Headshot of Dr. Brice Grunert, assistant professor at Cleveland State University who uses data from the OB.DAAC and other sources in his research on carbon cycling in the ocean
Dec 21, 2022

Data from NASA’s OB.DAAC help scientists like Dr. Brice Grunert understand the processes governing carbon cycling in Earth’s ocean.

Photo of Dr. Timothy Lang, Lead Research Aerospace Technologist in the Earth Science Branch at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Nov 16, 2022

NASA’s GHRC DAAC helps scientists like Dr. Timothy Lang use lightning data to better understand the processes in convective storms.

Headshot of Dr. William Blackwell of MIT's Lincoln Laboratory
Oct 25, 2022

Data from NASA’s GES DISC help scientists like Dr. William Blackwell study the thermodynamics of tropical cyclones.

Thumbnail image of Dr. Wang standing outside a sea plane in daytime.
Sep 29, 2022

Data from NASA’s PO.DAAC help scientists like Dr. Jida Wang monitor the state of surface water resources around the globe.

Headshot of Dr. Byram taken outside
Aug 24, 2022

Data from NASA’s Crustal Dynamics Data Information System help Dr. Sharyl Byram find the exact coordinates of any point on Earth.

Headshot of Dr. Zhong Lu, Southern Methodist University
Jul 27, 2022

Data from NASA’s ASF DAAC helps scientists like Dr. Zhong Lu develop satellite radar remote-sensing techniques for studying geohazards.

Headshot of Tom Parris
Jun 29, 2022

Data from NASA’s SEDAC help Thomas Parris assess the impact of water stress on agriculture, industries, and people around the globe.

Dr. David Thoma
May 20, 2022

Data from NASA’s LP DAAC help Dr. David Thoma determine how climate change will impact natural resources on National Park System lands.

Kristin Poinar
Apr 28, 2022

Data from NASA’s NSIDC DAAC helps scientists like Dr. Kristin Poinar develop the next generation of models for forecasting sea-level rise from melting glaciers and ice sheets.

headshot of abigail nastan
Mar 24, 2022

Data from NASA’s Atmospheric Science Data Center helps system engineers like Abigail Nastan develop engaging new ways of partnering with data users to maximize the benefits of NASA Earth science missions.

headshot of dr bob holz against a door
Feb 24, 2022

Data from NASA’s LAADS DAAC help Dr. Robert Holz develop algorithms and data products for studying aerosols and clouds.