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NASA Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Data and Information Services Center (DISC)
  • Data
  • Research Support
  • None specific
  • Research Centre
Welcome to the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Data and Information Services Center (DISC). We are one of twelve NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Data Centers that provide Earth science data, information, and services to research scientists, applications scientists, applications users, and students. The GES DISC is the home (archive) of NASA Precipitation and Hydrology, as well as Atmospheric Composition and Dynamics remote sensing data and information. The DISC also houses the Modern Era Retrospective-Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) data assimilation datasets (generated by GSFC’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office), and the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) and Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS) data products (both generated by GSFC's Hydrological Sciences Branch).

The GES DISC is located at Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland.

In recent years, the GES DISC has further enhanced its information services through the development of tools and services that promote easier use and usability of Earth science data and information. As the data and information management needs of science researchers have become more sophisticated, we have been able to take advantage of maturing information technologies to develop and implement tools and services that help science researchers extract the information they seek from the data they work with. This too is our goal.

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