Earthdata Forum provides a central, online location where data users can interact with subject matter experts from DAACs to discuss data applications and research needs, and get answers to specific questions about accessing, viewing, and manipulating NASA Earth observation data. Current Forum participants include NASA's Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC), Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS), Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC (GHRC DAAC), Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC), Land Processes DAAC (LP DAAC), and now LAADS DAAC.
LAADS DAAC’s expertise is in atmospheric science and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)- and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)-derived Level 1 (L1) calibrated radiances and geolocation products. Its atmosphere products portfolio includes Aerosol, Atmospheric Profiles, Cloud Mask, Cloud Properties, and Water Vapor. LAADS DAAC serves a globally diverse MODIS and VIIRS science and applications user community through access to its full catalog of data products, related services, tools, and resources.
Established in 2007 at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, LAADS DAAC is collocated with two Science Investigator-led Processing Systems (SIPS) that each produce MODIS L1, atmosphere, and land products, and VIIRS L1, and land products. They help produce both NASA standard as well as near-real-time products. LAADS DAAC plays a central role in providing NASA standard L1 MODIS and VIIRS data inputs to generate higher-level products in all three discipline domains that include atmosphere, land, and ocean.
To learn more about LAADS DAAC and to explore its data, services and tools, visit the LAADS DAAC website.
To interact with subject matter experts from participating DAACs and get answers to data application and research questions, visit the Earthdata Forum.
For an introduction to the Earthdata Forum and tips on how to use it, watch the Earthdata Forum webinar.