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Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs)

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

The Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) have been selected by NASA to process, archive and distribute Earth Observing System (EOS) and related data. They also provide a full range of support to global change researchers. The various DAACs and cooperating data centers and their discipline responsibilities are listed as follows:

Alaska Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Facility (ASF) DAAC
Polar processes and SAR products
EROS Data Center (EDC) Land Processes DAAC
Land processes
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) DAAC
Upper atmosphere, global biosphere, atmospheric dynamics, and geophysics
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO-DAAC)
Physical oceanography
Langley Research Center (LaRC) DAAC
Radiation budget, tropospheric chemistry, clouds, and aerosols
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) DAAC
Snow and ice, cryosphere (non-SAR) and climate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) DAAC
Biogeochemical dynamics
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
Human interactions in the environment
Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) at Marshall Space Flight Center
Hydrological cycle
National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Climate and weather
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Solid Earth geophysics, marine geology and geophysics, solar terrestrial physics, and paleoclimatology
National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Oceanography
Satellite Active Archive (SAA) of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Satellite remote sensing

Refer to the user support offices and data center home pages of these DAACs and cooperating centers for more information.


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