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Current Projects

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The Earth Science Data Systems Working Groups were established to engage the science community in defining concepts for future data systems to improve interoperability, reduce costs, and increase scientific productivity.

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The Global Change Master Directory enables users to locate and obtain access to Earth science data sets and services relevant to global change and Earth science research.

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The GES DISC Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Science Center offers Earth science data, information, and services with a focus on Precipitation, Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics, and related disciplines.

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The NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group supports the collection, processing, calibration, validation, archive and distribution of ocean-related products from a number of missions.

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The Precipitation Processing System (PPS) processes and analyzes and rainfall and other data from Precipitation based missions. It also provides validation from nearly a dozen TRMM ground radar sites.

Key Personnel

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Press Releases & Feature Stories

‘Pulse of Our Planet’: Watching Earth’s Vital Signs

10.23.2014
On Sept. 10, “Vital Signs: Pulse of Our Planet” premiered at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, showcasing some of NASA’s most exciting Earth observations of our dynamic planet.

Nimbus: NASA Remembers First Earth Observations

10.08.2014
Fifty years ago, NASA launched the first in a series of Earth-observing satellites that revolutionized how scientists study Earth’s weather systems, environment and atmosphere.

NASA's GPM Satellite's Find Before Hurricane Simon Was Caught Rapidly Intensifying

10.08.2014
Hurricane Simon appeared to be keeping a secret before it rapidly intensified on Oct. 4, but the Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM satellite was able uncover it.

Chlorophyll Traces Currents off Australia's Northwest Coast

10.03.2014
Phytoplankton, for the most part, move wherever ocean currents take them...

NASA Ocean Data Shows ‘Climate Dance’ of Plankton

09.29.2014
The greens and blues of the ocean color from NASA satellite data have provided new insights into how climate and ecosystem processes affect the growth cycles of phytoplankton.
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Overview

The Global Change Data Center (GCDC) is an office in the Earth Sciences Division located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The GCDC:

  • provides multi-mission data and information systems to generate and distribute products from Earth observing satellites;
  • supports collaboration to promote the interchange and reuse of technology, data and services among developers and users;
  • conducts research in algorithm development, product validation, data discovery and science applications; and
  • leverages staff expertise in system management, system development, standards and program support on behalf of external organizations.

Contact Us

Mary Wallace
301.614.5330
Dr. Stephen W Wharton
301.614.5350
Chief [610.2]

General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Center Public Affairs office at 1.301.286.8955 or the PAO's Questions and Comments Page.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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