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Models and Tools Covered in Trainings

All of the models and web-based tools covered in ARSET trainings are based on data from NASA satellites. Listed belows are models and tools, a brief description, and, if available, any resources ARSET has on using them. Other resources are available from NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributive Active Archive Centers (DAACs), including the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) Data Cookbook on obtaining and viewing data. 

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Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) Data Synergy Tool Land Information System
AeroStat/MAPSS LANDFIRE
Carbon Mapper LandsatLook
Dartmouth Flood Observatory LifeMapper
Earth Explorer Map of Life
Earth Observatory Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA)
Earthdata Search Mirador
Extreme Rainfall Detection System MODIS Near Real-Time Global Flood Mapping Portal
Firecast MODIS Snow Covered Area and Grain Size (MODSCAG)
Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) Movebank
Global Flood Monitoring System (GFMS) MODIS Reprojection Tool Web Interface (MRTWeb)
Giovanni North American and Global Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS and GLDAS)
Global Agriculture Monitoring (GLAM) NOAA Coral Reef Watch
Global Data Explorer Ocean Color Web
Global Forest Watch Precipitation Processing System (PPS) STORM
Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) Rehabilitation Capability Convergence for Ecosystem Recovery (RECOVER)
HDFLook SeaDAS
Infusing Satellite Data into Environmental Applications (IDEA) Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT)
LAADS Web USDA Crop Explorer
LANCE-MODIS Worldview

 

Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) Data Synergy Tool
http://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/new_web/synergism.html

The AERONET program is a federation of ground-based remote sensing aerosol networks established by NASA and PHOTONS. Products include data from ground-based networks (AERONET and MPLNET), satellite instruments (MODIS), and model products (back trajectory analyses and GOCART). In addition to images, data plots, and maps, most data products provide digital data that may be downloaded for further analysis. 

Resources from Introduction to Remote Sensing and Air Quality Applications
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AeroStat / Multi-sensor Aerosol Products Sampling System (MAPSS)
http://giovanni.gsfc.nasa.gov/aerostat/

AeroStat is a Giovanni instance that can be used to evaluate the quality of satellite retrievals. It allows you to compare AeroStat data with coincident satellite data. This is a quick and effective way to evaluate the quality of the satellite retrieval at a particular location for any range of dates or season. The tool includes data from Terra, Aqua, and MISR. 

Resource from the NASA Air Quality Remote Sensing Training
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Carbon Mapper
http://cmsun.jpl.nasa.gov/

Platform for visualizing carbon globally, with features including mapping and data visualizations, regional carbon summaries, and time series plots of carbon flux and stocks. 

Resource from Remote Sensing of Forest Cover and Change Assessment for Carbon Monitoring
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Dartmouth Flood Observatory 
http://floodobservatory.colorado.edu

DFO is an interactive web-tool developed for humanitarian, water resources, and research applications that "uses orbital sensors to gather globally consistent information concerning surface water variability, since yr 1998 and continuing to the present" (DFO Mission Statement). 

Resources from Climate Variability, Hydrology, and Flooding
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Earth Explorer
http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov

Allows you to search satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products from the USGS Earth Resources Observation Science (EROS) Center archive, which includes Landsat, MODIS (NASA Terra and Aqua), and ASTER. 

Resources from the NASA/USGS Land Process Distributed Active Archive Center (LPDAAC). Covered in NASA Remote Sensing for Wildfire Applications.
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Earth Observatory
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov

Images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate. 

Resources from NASA Earth Observations and Tools for Air Quality Applications in Southeast Asia
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Earthdata Search
http://earthdata.nasa.gov

This application allows you to search, discover, visualize, refine, and access NASA Earth Observation data.

​​Resources from Applications of Remote Sensing to Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration and Application of Remote Sensing to Support the Management of Hydrographic Watersheds in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Extreme Rainfall Detection System (ITHACA)
http://www.ithacaweb.org/projects/erds/

ERDS is aimed at providing timely and easy to understand alerts related to exceptional rainfall and potential flood events on a global scale.

Resources from Flood Monitoring Using NASA Remote Sensing Data and Advanced Webinar: Using NASA Remote Sensing for Flood Monitoring and Management
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Firecast​ (Conservation International)
http://firecast.conservation.org

A tool that covers active fires, fire risk conditions, annual fire season severity forecasts, and forest monitoring.

Resources from Introduction to Remote Sensing for Conservation Management
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Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)
https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time/firms

Provides data for near real-time active fire locations and historical data.

Resources from Introduction to Remote Sensing for Wildfire Applications
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Global Flood Monitoring System (GFMS)
http://flood.umd.edu

Provides global maps, time series, and animation (50°S-50°N) of instantaneous rain; accumulated rain over 24, 72, and 168 hours; and streamflow rates and flood detection at 1/8th degree. 

Resources from Flood Monitoring Using NASA Remote Sensing DataAdvanced Webinar: Using NASA Remote Sensing for Flood Monitoring and Management, and Application of Satellite Remote Sensing to Support Water Resources Management in Latin America & the Caribbean
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Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) (USGS)
http://glovis.usgs.gov/

An online tool that allows the user to search for satellite and aerial data, including ASTER, EO-1, Landsat, MODIS (Aqua, Terra), and Sentinel. 

Resource from Short Course on Water Quality Monitoring Using NASA Remote Sensing Observations
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Giovanni
http://giovanni.gsfc.nasa.gov

A web-based application that allows easy and quick exploration of NASA satellite data. There are several "instances" of Giovanni, each one offering access to a different set of satellite products.

Resources from Remote Sensing and Air Quality Applications for NESCAUM and MARAMA States, NASA Air Quality Remote Sensing Training for SESARM & GEPD, Application of Satellite Remote Sensing to Support Water Resources Management in Latin America & the CaribbeanShort Course on Water Quality Monitoring Using NASA Remote Sensing Observations
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Global Agriculture Monitoring (GLAM)
http://pekko.geog.umd.edu/usda/test/

A web interface that allows users to plot time series graphs over crop seasons, monitor current conditions, spatially view NDVI anomalies, and plot histograms of current and historical NDVI data.

Resource from Advanced Webinar: Creating and Using Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) from Satellite Imagery
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Global Data Explorer (GDEX)
http://gdex.cr.usgs.gov/gdex/

A data viewer that provides access to multiple sources of digital elevation sets. Users can subset and download data by area of interest in multiple formats and projections. Note: The GDEx data access interface is in the process of being decommissioned.

Resources from NASA Remote Sensing for Land Management and the NASA/USGS Land Process Distributed Active Archive Center (LPDAAC) 
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Global Forest Watch (World Resources Institute) 
http://www.globalforestwatch.org

Resources from NASA Remote Sensing for Land Management and the Global Forest Watch
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HDFLook
http://www-loa.univ-lille1.fr/Hdflook/hdflook_gb.html

HDFLook is a multifunctional data processing and visualization tool for land, ocean, and atmosphere MODIS data.

Resources from NASA Air Quality Remote Sensing Training.
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Infusing Satellite Data into Environmental Applications (IDEA)
http://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/smcd/spb/aq/

IDEA is a PM2.5 forecasting tool designed to improve air quality assessment, management and prediction by infusing NASA satellite measurements into EPA and NOAA analyses. The IDEA web-based analysis, forecast, and visualization system is hosted at the NOAA Center of Satellite Applications and Research (STAR).

Resources from NASA Air Quality Remote Sensing Training for SESARM & GEPD

LAADS Web
https://ladsweb.nascom.nasa.gov/

A web portal for searching and ordering MODIS atmosphere data. 

Resource from Remote Sensing and Air Quality Applications for NESCAUM and MARAMA States
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LANCE-MODIS Products
https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time

The Land, Atmosphere Near Real-Time Capability (LANCE) makes Earth observation data from five different instruments (AIRS, AMSR2, MLS, MODIS, and OMI) available within three hours of overpass. This data has applications for weather and climate, forecasting and monitoring: air quality, disasters, land, water, and wildfires.

Resources from NASA Earth Observation Data: LANCE
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Land Information System (LIS)
http://lis.gsfc.nasa.gov

A tool for hydrology modeling and data assimilation, using satellite observations to inform models. LIS is the infrastructure that enables the Land Data Assimilation Systems (LDASs).

Resources from Water Resource Management Using NASA Earth Science Data
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LANDFIRE
​http://www.landfire.gov

A joint program between wildland fire management programs of the USDA Forest Service and US Department of Interior. It provides consistent, comprehensive, geospatial data for vegetation, wildland fuel, and fire regimes in the U.S. including data and reports, videos, tutorials, and decision-making tools. 

Resources from Introduction to Remote Sensing for Wildfire Applications
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LandsatLook Viewer
http://landsatlook.usgs.gov

An online tool to obtain Landsat images that allows you to search for specific images, compare features and view changes, and download the imagery. 

Resources from Introduction to Remote Sensing for Conservation Management and USGS LandsatLook Viewer Help Documentation
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LifeMapper
http://lifemapper.org/

A web tool that combines species occurrence data with climate and land data to create distribution maps and maps predicting where individual species could be. 

Resources from Introduction to Remote Sensing for Conservation Management
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Map of Life
https://www.mol.org/

A web-based portal that integrates different sources of data to describe and visualize species distribution worldwide. 

Resources from Introduction to Remote Sensing for Conservation Management
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Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA)
http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/research/merra

Reanalysis is a technique to produce multiple climate variables where past observations are combined with a model. MERRA blends the large quantity of observational data with output data of the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) model. 

Resource from The National Weather Center, Norman, OK, Training and the NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office
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Mirador
http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov

Mirador is a data search tool that allows users to search, browse, and order Earth science data. 

Resources from Flood and Drought Applications and Application of Satellite Remote Sensing to Support Water Resources Management in Latin America & the Caribbean
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MODIS Near Real-Time Global Flood Mapping Portal
http://oas.gsfc.nasa.gov/floodmap/

Resources from NASA Remote Sensing Observations for Flood Management and Application of Satellite Remote Sensing to Support Water Resources Management in Latin America & the Caribbean
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MODIS Reprojection Tool Web Interface (MRTWeb)
http://mrtweb.cr.usgs.gov

Combines capabilities from GloVis and the MODIS Reprojection Tool using three main tabs: selection, process, and download. 

Resource from the NASA/USGS Land Process Distributed Active Archive Center (LPDAAC)
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MODIS Snow Covered Area and Grain Size (MODSCAG)
http://snow.jpl.nasa.gov/portal/data/help_modscag

Uses the MODIS surface reflectance bands to retrieve fraction of snow cover in each pixel and determines the grain size and albedo of that fractional snow cover. 

Resource from Snow Products Training
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Movebank (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology)
https://www.movebank.org/

An online database of animal tracking data that helps animal tracking researchers to manage, share, protect, analyze, and archive their data. 

Resources from Introduction to Remote Sensing for Conservation Management
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North American and Global Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS and GLDAS)
http://ldas.gsfc.nasa.gov/

NLDAS provides spatially and temporally consistent, land-surface model datasets from the best available observations and model output. GLDAS integrates ground satellite observations within sophisticated numerical models to produce physically consistent, high resolution fields of land surface states and fluxes. 

Resources from The National Weather Center, Norman, OK, Training
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NOAA Coral Reef Watch (NOAA)
http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/

An online tool that identifies areas at risk for coral bleaching. 

Resource from Introduction to Remote Sensing for Coastal and Ocean Applications
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Ocean Web
http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/

An online tool providing ocean color, sea surface temperature, and sea surface salinity data.

Resources from Short Course on Water Quality Monitoring Using NASA Remote Sensing Observations and Introduction to Remote Sensing for Coastal and Ocean Applications
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Precipitation Processing System (PPS) STORM
https://storm.pps.eosdis.nasa.gov/storm/

STORM is a web interface for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission's PPS. PPS generates data using radar and microwave measurements from PMM, including GPM and TRMM.

Resource from the NASA Precipitation Processing System website and Application of Satellite Remote Sensing to Support Water Resources Management in Latin America & the Caribbean
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Rehabilitation Capability Convergence for Ecosystem Recovery (RECOVER)
http://giscenter.isu.edu/research/Techpg/nasa_RECOVER/index.htm

A decision support system that provides rapid assembly of site-specific data and delivers it in a customized GIS analysis environment for wildfires.

Resources from Introduction to Remote Sensing for Wildfire Applications
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SeaDAS
http://seadas.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Image analysis package for the processing, display, analysis, & quality control of ocean color data. 

Resources from Short Course on Water Quality Monitoring Using NASA Remote Sensing Observations and Introduction to Remote Sensing for Coastal and Ocean Applications
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Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT)
http://weather.msfc.nasa.gov/sport/

SPoRT is a near global, near real-time aerosol comprehensive representation of the aerosol spatial distribution through merging multi-sensor AOD retrievals. 

Resources from Water Resource Management Using NASA Earth Science Data
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USDA Crop Explorer Global Reservoirs/Lakes
http://www.pecad.fas.usda.gov/cropexplorer/global_reservoir/

The global reservoirs/lakes toolbox contains reservoir and lake surface water height data. 

Resource from Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing for Air Quality Applications
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Worldview
https://earthdata.nasa.gov/labs/worldview

An online tool for browsing and downloading over 100 satellite-derived products, updated within three hours of observation. The tool has a wide range of products available including: fires (day and night), land surface temperature, snow cover, ice extent, water vapor, and aerosol optical depth. Includes access to Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission data. 

Resources from NASA Remote Sensing for Land ManagementIntroduction to Remote Sensing for Wildfire Applications, and Remote Sensing and Air Quality Applications for NESCAUM and MARAMA States
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