Data User Profiles

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

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May 26, 2021

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data from NASA’s ASF DAAC helps scientists like Dr. Steve Bowman provide Utah’s citizens with timely scientific information about the state’s geologic hazards.

Apr 28, 2021

Data from NASA’s NSIDC DAAC helps scientists like Dr. Melinda Webster study sea ice and overcome the challenges of working in the Arctic’s inhospitable environments.

Mar 23, 2021

NASA’s wide range of atmospheric datasets help scientists like Dr. Qing Liang monitor and simulate concentrations of trace gases that impact ozone in the atmosphere.

Feb 23, 2021

NASA’s wide range of ecological and atmospheric datasets help scientists like Dr. Walker gain insight into how Earth’s terrestrial ecosystems respond to global change.

Dec 30, 2020

NASA EOSDIS 2020 Data User Profile Yearbook showcases scientists, researchers, managers, and educators and the datasets that make their work possible.

Dec 22, 2020

The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) enables the precise location of points on Earth’s surface. For geodesists like Dr. Herring, it also is a key geodetic technique for his studies of surface deformation processes.

Dec 3, 2020

Imagery of Earth at night provide unique opportunities for research. Dr. Miller uses these data in his studies of Earth’s nocturnal environment.

Oct 23, 2020

Ocean color data provide key information about ocean health. Dr. Barnes uses these data in his investigations into the health of optically shallow waters.

Sep 24, 2020

Approximately one-third of Earth’s ice-free land surface is devoted to agriculture and livestock. Dr. Ramankutty uses Earth observing data to help find pathways to more sustainable agricultural practices.

Aug 20, 2020

The ability for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to create high-resolution imagery regardless of atmospheric conditions makes it a key technology for studies of change over time. Dr. Paul Siqueira’s work improves these sensors and the Earth observing data they collect.

Aug 3, 2020

Global climate change is leading to shifts in vital ecosystems. Dr. Malone uses Earth observation data to explore how a changing climate impacts ecosystem structure and function.

Jun 25, 2020

Coastal ecosystems are some of Earth’s most biologically diverse environments, especially coastal mangrove forests. Dr. Lagomasino uses Earth observing data to study these vital biomes.