Information for MEaSUREs Data Providers

Information about submitting an update to an existing data set archived at NSIDC DAAC can be found at the bottom of the page

Submitting a new data set
MEaSUREs data sets are expected to be supported at a Comprehensive Level of Service  which must meet certain requirements.   The information below describes theses requirements and the data submission and publication process.

For more general information on the roles and responsibilies for the NSIDC DAAC and Principle Investigator see:

Overview of new data set publication process at the NSIDC DAAC

The following tables list links to detailed information for preparation and submission of MEaSUREs data sets to NSIDC DAAC.

Prior to Data Submission Description
Data Management Plan

Create a Data Management Plan (DMP). See NASA's resources for data management plan guidance.

Data Specifications Read NASA standard data formats information, and NASA Headquarters Earth Science Division requirements for airborne and satellite mission data systems. MEaSUREs data will need to follow one of the approved formats. NASA Earth Science Data Standards, Requirements, and References. Data will be hosted in the ECS system which requires a certain data architecture, namely organization of data temporally.  The document will help maximize your datasets presence in ECS.
Level Definitions for EOS Standard Data Products Review Definitions of Earth Observing System (EOS) Standard Data Product (SDP) levels. All MEaSUREs products are considered to be at least a Level 3.
Consider need for DOI's These can be issued prior to submitting data. Contact NSIDC DAAC for more information.
 Data Submission Deliverables Description
MEaSUREs Data Submission Form

Complete the Data Submission Form:

  • to indicate data are ready for delivery, and
  • to provide documentation and a sample data file
SIPSMetGen Spatial Input File Sample

Review the sample and create Spatial Input Files. 

Spatial Input Files are text files containing Longitude / Latitude coordinate pairs, one pair per row separated by whitespace. A spatial file for each data file is created to specify bounding rectangle geometry for the data files.

SIPSMetGen Pre-Met File Sample

Review the sample and create Pre-Met Files.

Pre-Met Files are text files that contain metadata attributes and their values. A pre-met file must be created for each data file and is used by SIPSMetGen to construct standards-compliant file-level matadata for ingest and data discovery.

Data Transfer Manifest

Complete the Data Manifest Template in preparation for delivery of data files. 

The data manifest is a text file included by data providers with every batch of data transferred to NSIDC DAAC.  The manifest provides information required by NSIDC to ingest the data in a timely manner and verify that all files have been received.  

ATBD Provide an Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.

Contact NSIDC User Services for more information.

Submitting a Data Set Update (Update should be funded by MEaSUREs 2017 award)

Submit Data and Information Description
MEaSUREs Data Update Submission Form

Complete the Data Submission Form:

  • to indicate data are ready for delivery, and
  • to provide documentation and a sample data file