Tools, Services and Support of Aquarius/SAC-D Salinity Data Archival and Distribution Through PO.DAAC
[11-Nov-2014] Tsontos, V. and Vazquez, J.
Presented at the 2014 Aquarius/SAC-D Science Team Meeting
The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Center (PO.DAAC) serves as the official NASA repository and distribution node for all Aquarius/SAC-D data products in close collaboration with the project. Here we report on the status of Aquarius data holdings at PO.DAAC, the range of data services and access tools that we provide in support of this mission, and new efforts underway to support in-situ salinity datasets from the SPURS field campaign. Particular emphasis is placed on new tools and services that have come online recently for the Aquarius v3.0 dataset release. These range from OPeNDAP and THREDDS data access services, to web-based visualization via PO.DAAC's State of the Ocean (SOTO) tool and LAS, to PO.DAAC's new, advanced L2 subsetting tool called HITIDE (High-level Tool for Interactive Data Extraction). Dataset discovery via the PO.DAAC web-portal, and user services are also described. A demonstration of these capabilities could accompany this poster presentation.