Due to planned system maintenance taking place on Wednesday, October 5 from 10 - 11 a.m. (USA Mountain Time), data set landing pages and other related data pages may be temporarily unavailable or behave unexpectedly during that timeframe.
For a list of known issues with this product, see the Known Issues document under the Documentation section of the page.
On Wednesday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Mountain Time), the following data collections may not be available due to planned system maintenance: AMSR Unified, AMSR-E, Aquarius, High Mountain Asia, IceBridge, ICESat/GLAS, ICESat-2, LVIS, MEaSUREs, MODIS, SMAP, SnowEx, SSM/I-SSMIS and VIIRS.
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Monthly Gridded Atmosphere, Version 4 (ATL17)
This is the most recent version of these data.
This version update includes a series of additional parameters and data groups. See the user guide section on version history for details.
This data set contains a gridded summary of monthly global cloud fraction, total column optical depth over the oceans, polar cloud fraction, blowing snow frequency, apparent surface reflectivity, and ground detection frequency.
Access data directly from the NASA Earthdata Cloud via Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3). This access option is only available when working within the us-west-2 region and requires additional AWS S3 credentials.
Programmatically request selected data products through our API. This tool is valuable for selecting just the parameters you need from big data sets. Apply spatial and temporal filters, subsetting, reformatting, and reprojection.
Utilize the Jupyterbook for the 2022 Hackweek virtual event and learn about the ICESat-2 satellite, data products, data-access tools, and more. Access past hackwork tutorials from the ICESat-2 Hackweek Github Organization listed in the Quick Links.
Many NSIDC DAAC data sets can be accessed using the NSIDC DAAC's Data Access Tool. This tool provides the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal constraints using a map-based interface.
This guide will provide an overview of the altimetry measurements and data sets across the missions, as well as a guide for accessing the data through NASA Earthdata Search and programmatically using an Application Programming Interface (API).
All data from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) can be accessed directly from our HTTPS file system, using wget or curl. Basic command line instructions are provided in the article below.