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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

GPM Mission's How-to Guide for Making Global Rain Maps

09.04.2014
In a data-processing room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, racks of high-powered computers are making an unusual set of maps....
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GPM Update

06.18.2014
The first set of data from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission is now available to the public.

New NASA/JAXA Precipitation Satellite Passes Check-out, Starts Mission

05.30.2014
The new GPM Core Observatory satellite is now in the hands of the engineers who will fly the spacecraft and ensure the steady flow of data on rain and snow for the life of the mission.

The Making of NASA's Global Selfie: 100+ Countries, Thousands of Photos

05.22.2014
On Earth Day this year NASA asked, "Where are you on Earth Right Now?" People around the world answered on social media, with self portraits.

Record-Setting Rain Floods the Southern U.S.

05.02.2014
On April 29, 2014, the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite observed the heavy rain that produced floods near Pensacola, Florida.
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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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