Easy Access to Satellite and Other Oceanographic Data Sets Using the ERDDAP Data Server

Session ID#: 85015

Session Description:
Acquiring satellite data can be challenging, particularly if you require data from many providers and are interested in discrete geographical and temporal ranges. The ERDDAP data server addresses these challenges by acting as middleman between disparate remote data servers, providing a simple, consistent way to 1) visualize data 2) subset datasets spatially and temporally, and 3) download data in file formats compatible with analysis tools (e.g. R, MATLAB, and Python). ERDDAP servers at NOAA CoastWatch, and other organizations worldwide, provide access to thousands of satellite and other ocean-related datasets. This tutorial will demonstrate how to use ERDDAP to subset and download data, create mapped images, visualize wind vector fields, and generate timeseries and Hovmöller diagrams. Easy methods to use the ERDDAP data request, which is defined within a URL, to facilitate machine-to-machine data exchange and bringing data directly into analysis tools will also be demonstrated.
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • OD - Ocean Data Management
  • PI - Physical-Biological Interactions
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Primary Presenter:  Cara Wilson, NOAA/NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Monterey, CA, United States
Co-Presenter:  Dale H Robinson, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Moderators:  Alice Marzocchi, University of Chicago, Geophysical Sciences, Chicago, IL, United States and Louis Clement, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom

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