The World Data Center for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, WDC-RSAT, offers scientists and the general public free access (in the sense of a “one-stop shop”) to a continuously growing collection of atmosphere-related satellite-based data sets (ranging from raw to value added data), information products and services. Focus is on atmospheric trace gases, aerosols, dynamics, radiation, and cloud physical parameters. Complementary information and data on surface parameters (e.g. vegetation index, surface temperatures) is also provided. This is achieved either by giving access to data stored at the data center or by acting as a portal containing links to other providers.
WDC-RSAT is the most recent data center in the WMO-WDC family. As part of the family of the ICSU-World Data Services, WDC-RSAT is by definition integrated and linked to other WDC’s worldwide. WDC-RSAT serves as a communication and data management platform for the recently established international and global Network for the Detection of Mesopause Change (NDMC). As part of the family of the ICSU-World Data Services, WDC-RSAT is by definition integrated and linked to other WDC’s worldwide. Especially, the German ICSU WDC’s (WDC-Climate, WDC-Mare, WDC-Terra, and WDC-RSAT) have formed in 2004 the “WDC-Cluster on Earth System Research” in order to promote interdisciplinary research related to Earth sciences.
re3data.org: The World Data Center for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere;
editing status 2016-10-07;
re3data.org - Registry of Research Data Repositories. http://doi.org/10.17616/R3388H
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