87th AMS Annual Meeting

Monday, 15 January 2007
NASA GES DISC Web Portal and Services for Supporting Hurricane Monitoring, Research and Outreach Activities
Exhibit Hall C (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Zhong Liu, George Mason University/CEOSR, Fairfax, VA and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. Leptoukh, D. Ostrenga, J. Hulka, and L. Carlaw
This poster will describe recent activities at the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Data and Information Services Center (DISC) to support hurricane monitoring, research and outreach activities.

The portal is designed for viewing and studying hurricanes by utilizing various measurements by the NASA remote-sensing instruments. The portal consists of four main components:

1)Current Conditions (in pre-selected regions and updated daily): the latest maps and profiles from NASA satellites, such as, TRMM, AIRS, etc. 2)Event based: the latest maps and profiles for an active tropical storm or hurricane 3)Science focus: Examples/stories describing the data usage in hurricane monitoring and research 4)Archives: maps and profiles from past tropical storms and hurricanes

The services consist of a number of tools. In particular, the GES-DISC Interactive Online Visualization ANd aNalysis Infrastructure (Giovanni), consisting of a number of online visualization and analysis systems, allows users to access data ranging from near-real-time to historical archives and generate customized analysis maps, plots and data on the fly over the Internet. Mirador is another in-house developed tool that offers a simplified interface for searching, browsing, and ordering Earth science data at NASA GES DICS. Users can do event based (e.g., entering a hurricane name) search and order data. Details and examples will be presented in this poster. (NASA GES DISC Hurricane Portal URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/hurricane/index.shtml)

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