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TOP: A climate forecast from NASA’s NEX simulations for spring 2090, part of the data now shared on the Amazon Cloud
BELOW THAT: Data centers, server farms, clouds — pics from here, there, everywhere on the web … one of them may be Amazon’s. (Unlike Google, Amazon is very cagey about where its data centers are and what they look like inside.)
BOTTOM: An Amazon data center in Oregon.
LANDSAT DATA, CLIMATE FORECAST DATA, MODIS DATA:
LOTS OF DATA — ALL THE DATA YOU WANT!
NASA shares satellite and climate data on Amazon’s cloud
[Based on reporting by Sean Gallagher - Nov 13 2013, Ars Technica]
NASA has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services that the agency hopes will spark wider collaboration on climate research.
In an effort that is in some ways parallel to Google’s Earth Engine, NASA has uploaded terabytes of data to Amazon’s public cloud and made it available to anyone. Three data sets are already up at Amazon.
- Climate change forecast data for the continental United States from NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) climate simulations, scaled down to make them usable outside of a supercomputing environment.
- Satellite data sets from the US Geological Survey’s Landsat,
- Collection of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data from NASA’s Terra and Aqua Earth remote sensing satellites.
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