Forming valid ERDDAP requests

Submitted by pwadmin on Thu, 04/05/2018 - 08:41
This example demonstrates requesting information about at dataset to help make valid data requests. Datasets vary in structure and this aims to provide users with tools to help make requests from ERDDAP. We will first request information about the dataset, then find specific information about time, latitude, longitude and altitude coverage and use these to make a data request.

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Annual Satellite Data Training Course

Jun 5, 2018

Join us for a three-day course to learn about environmental satellite data and how to easily obtain it. The training will be Aug 28 - 30, 2018 at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and the registration deadline is July 15, 2018. We hope to see you there!

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New - Preview Datasets in Polar Projection

Mar 30, 2018

Snapshot of antarctic sea ice concentration previewWe've added new data previewing capability to the PolarWatch Data Catalog. All datasets can now be viewed in polar projections and quick previews of the data are available for any time stamp over the length of record.View sea ice concentration data 

2017 Arctic Report Card Released

Mar 26, 2018

The Arctic Report Card (, going into its 12th year, considers a range of environmental observations throughout the Arctic, and is updated annually. As in previous years, the 2017 update highlights the changes that continue to occur in, and among, the physical and biological components of the Arctic environmental system.

Program Scientist interviewed about Warming Arctic on Today Show

Mar 13, 2018

snapshot of today show videoPolarWatch sea ice expert, Sinead Farrell was featured last week on a Today Show segment about warming Arctic temperatures. Watch the 3-minute video clip on the Today Show website.Watch Clip

New Data Catalog Interface Release

Jan 8, 2018

A new release of the PolarWatch data catalog provides an improved search and filter interface, data download access to all datasets in the PolarWatch catalog and critical infrastructure improvements.


Look for more datasets in the coming year
New NASA VIIRS and Aquarius Datasets Available
Aug 2018 - Additional preview and download features
Annual Satellite Data Training Course - August

NOAA PolarWatch is a new joint venture between the Center for Satellite Applications and Research within the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service and the Southwest Fisheries Science Center that started in the Fall of 2016.

PolarWatch will provide a user-driven information portal for accessing multi-sensor physical, biological and biogeochemical ocean remote sensing data in support of broad applications and research in the Arctic and Antarctic.