Other NASA Data

NASA Science Data and Images

NASA science images, animations, and visualizations that don’t need special software or tools to access and use. These resources can be used to illustrate a concept, to engage students, to develop an educational exhibit, program or product, learn about the latest science discoveries and more.
NASA Science Data and Images

Climate at a Glance

Climate at a Glance was developed at the request of NOAA Headquarters for near real-time analysis of monthly temperature and precipitation data across the contiguous U.S. and intended for the study of climate variability and change. Since the fall of 2000, users have been able to request data for select cities, states, regions and the nation and compare current conditions with the historical record. In February 2013, minor changes to the Climate at a Glance web system allowed users to more readily save requested data and also to query other elements, such as heating and cooling degree days as well as several of the more prominent drought indicators. It is anticipated that a more thorough redesign of Climate at a Glance will occur in mid to late 2013.
Climate at a Glance Website

GISS Surface Temperature Analysis

Station Data/Maps: In our analysis, we can only use stations with reasonably long, consistently measured time records. This is a subset of the full list of stations (copied from GHCN_v3’s website and augmented from SCAR). That subset of list of stations that contribute to the final products may slightly change with each update, as the number of stations that get dropped due to the shortness of their temperature record may decrease when new data are added.
Station Data

Global Maps from GHCN v3 Data


The Climate and Health ANalysis for Global Education Viewer (CHANGE Viewer) was built using NASA World Wind, an open source, 3-D geo-visualization tool. CHANGE Viewer allows the exploration of climate science, human and socio-economic datasets made available through the Data Library.
CHANGE Viewer Application

Atmospheric Radiation

The Nowcast of Atmospheric Ionizing Radiation for Aviation Safety (NAIRAS) model is a prototype operational model currently under development at NASA Langley Research Center. The NAIRAS model provides global, real-time, data-driven predictions of atmospheric ionizing radiation exposure for archiving and assessing the biologically harmful radiation levels at commercial airline altitudes. The sources of ionizing radiation are galactic cosmic rays (GCR) and solar energetic particle (SEP) events which can accompany disturbances on the Sun’s surface. The composition and energy spectra of atmospheric ionizing radiation originate from and are subject to variability in space weather phenomena. As such, the NAIRAS model provides a space weather decision support tool related to radiation impacts on crew and passengers of long-range aircraft, an area of national priority for NASA’s Applied Science Program.
NAIRAS Website

Artic Sea Ice

This data set provides measurements of sea ice freeboard and sea ice thickness for the Arctic region. The data were acquired from the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) instrument, the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), and climatologies of snow and drift of ice. The data span six GLAS Release-28 campaigns, laser 3D through 3I, from 21 October 2005 to 05 November 2007. Data parameters include sea ice freeboard and thickness measured in meters. The data are provided in three formats: ASCII track data derived from binary track data, binary gridded polar stereographic data derived from ASCII gridded Polar Stereo files, and Portable Network Graphic (PNG) image files. Also included are mask files used in preparation of the image files, a Mapx grid definition file, and grid cell center latitude and longitude files. The ASCII track data vectors of position and ice thickness have a resolution of about 170 meters in the along-track direction. The binary gridded polar stereographic data have a resolution of 25 km. The data set is approximately 940 megabytes. The data are available via FTP.
National Snow and Ice Data Center Website

NASA Earth Observations (NEO)

Our mission is to help you picture climate change and environmental changes happening on our home planet. Here you can search for and retrieve satellite images of Earth. Download them; export them to GoogleEarth; perform basic analysis. Tracking regional and global changes around the world just got easier!
NEO’s Website

Marshall Earth Science Office

The ESO’s many areas of study are closely related to each other. Like the climate and environment we study, no one aspect stands alone. Water vapor, winds, temperatures at different altitudes, lightning, aerosols, and other factors all connect in a complex, interactive Earth-atmosphere system. This is what makes our work both challenging and intriguing. The best way to grapple with so many questions is by scientists teaming across different disciplines and organizations. ESO scientists collaborate closely with other research centers, both in the United States and in other nations. We also work to spread awareness and understanding of our results among leaders and citizens of today and the future.
Global Hydrology and Climate Center


Giovanni is a Web-based application developed by the GES DISC that provides a simple and intuitive way to visualize, analyze, and access vast amounts of Earth science remote sensing data without having to download the data. Giovanni is an acronym for the GES-DISC (Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center) Interactive Online Visualization ANd aNalysis Infrastructure. From the researcher’s point of view, Giovanni is comprised of a number of interfaces, each tailored to meet the needs of specific fields of Earth science research. Each interface, known as an instance, provides functions and parameters applicable to that specific area of Earth science. For example, the A-Train Instance provides an interface designed for research of clouds and aerosols, utilizing data from instruments aboard the A-Train satellites such as CloudSat, Aqua, Aura, and CALIPSO.

Ocean Color Web

A comprehensive image analysis package for the processing, display, analysis, and quality control of ocean color data.
Goddard’s Ocean Data Website

Solar Physics

NSSDC is a partner of Goddard’s Solar Data Analysis Center (SDAC) in the archiving and dissemination of data from NASA and some other solar missions. The SDAC is the active archive, providing network access to data from such missions as SOHO, Yohkoh, and TRACE. NSSDC typically provides for the permanent archiving of these data and high-volume offline dissemination. The NSSDC Flight Projects page has information about currently important solar missions and their data.
Solar Physics at the NSSDC