NASA’s Prediction Of Worldwide Energy Resources (POWER) project released an enhanced (Beta) version of its Data Access Viewer (DAVe). The POWER DAVe is a responsive web mapping application that provides easy-to-use visualization tools, data subsetting, charting, and integrated climate reports. The interface also features the ability to download NASA Earth observation and global model datasets, including data distributed by NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) such as the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) and the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). Users can select parameters that align to one of the three POWER user communities—sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, and agroclimatology—and receive data in their preferred format. The tool also allows users to perform time-series analysis of climate scale datasets.
The new interface enables a smoother user experience with many functional enhancements. Notable improvements are expanded analysis-ready geospatial image services, interactive parameter selections, temporal charting, and an interactive swipe and comparison function for advanced data-driven needs. There also is Application Programming Interface (API)-based custom plotting, integrated climate reporting capabilities, and enhanced parameter selection with an integrated parameter dictionary.
POWER is based at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, and is supported by NASA’s Applied Sciences Program. For more than 25 years, POWER has sought to improve the nation’s public and private capability for integrating environmental data from NASA Earth observations and research to support increased renewable energy implementation, build energy efficiency and sustainability, and further agroclimatology applications. POWER welcomes your feedback on the enhanced DAVe through a Google form or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.