Remote Sensing Data
Portals to download satellite based products relevant to irrigation
1. NASA EOSDIS
The NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) provides access to near-real time products from the MODIS and AIRS instruments. The portal allows a simple visualization of data (images) by using the Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service and Web Coverage Service resources. Images are delivered in PNG format, GeoTiff format dedicated to Geographic Information System (GIS) and compressed Keyhole Markup Language (KMZ) format. KMZ files can be imported directly into a browser such as GoogleEarth. Moreover the data (not images) are downloadable freely after self-registration.
2. NASA LP DAAC
MODIS level 4 land data are available at Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) Data Pool. Data are downloadable via direct FTP access and at no cost to the user. The operational data are not included in this Data Pool.
3. NASA LAADS
All MODIS level 1 and Atmosphere data products are available at no charge through the Level 1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System. This portal provides also MODIS Aqua and Terra atmospheric images.
4. NSIDC Data Pool
The MODIS snow cover data are available from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Data Pool web server.
5. EUMETSAT EO Portal
All data including near real-time METEOSAT, MetOp data, SAF products and products delivered via FTP over the internet require a registration on the Earth Observation Portal
6. EUMETSAT Data Centre
The EUMETSAT Data centre provides long-term data from EUMETSAT’s meteorological satellites. Data are accessed via the EO Portal through an online ordering application used for searching, selecting and orderings products.
7. EUMETSAT internet Delivery
EUMETSAT internet delivery gives access to historical and meteorological products, low-rate SEVIRI image product, derived product imagery and archive image files by using FTP over the internet. Users need to register on the EO Portal.