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Environmental Data Catalog

View and download over 100 datasets, including satellite data, model output, and in situ measurements from field sensors.

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Tools and Training

  • Learn about available satellite data software packages
  • Learn how to use PolarWatch data services
  • Download code examples for common satellite data tasks
  • Get info on our annual hands-on satellite data course

Tools and Training

ERDDAP Data Server

PolarWatch maintains an ERDDAP server with a large collection of environmental datasets which provides the backbone for our data catalog. The ERDDAP data server provides a simple, consistent way to subset and download environmental datasets in common file formats with options to make graphs and maps. Access the data server directly or learn more about it through the following links.

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News and Events

New Sea Ice Pressure Ridge Sail Height Product Available
Oct 10, 2019

sea ice pressure ridge sail heightA new Sea Ice Pressure Ridge Sail Height product from NOAA is now available in the PolarWatch ERDDAP. Sail height data is derived from high-resolution airborne imagery acquired during NASA's annual Operation IceBridge campaigns in the Arctic (2010-2018).  Pressure ridges impact mass, energy, and momentum budgets of sea-ice cover and present an obstacle to transportation through icy waters. Quantifying ridge characteristics is important for understanding total sea-ice mass and for improving sea-ice dynamics in high-resolution models.

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Seminar on Arctic Sea Ice Altimetry
Sep 11, 2019

On September 11, PolarWatch program scientist, Sinéad Farrell, presented, "Advances in Satellite and Airborne Altimetry over Arctic Sea Ice – Towards Improved Prediction", as part of the NOAA NESDIS STAR seminar series. The seminar abstract and slides are available on the seminar series web page.

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New Marine Heatwave Emerges off West Coast, Resembles "the Blob"
Sep 5, 2019

Researchers are monitoring a new marine heatwave off the West Coast for effects on the marine ecosystem. The warm expanse building off the West Coast stretches roughly from Alaska south to California

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PolarWatch Webinar
Aug 29, 2019

Slides are now available from the recent webinar Jennifer Sevadjian presented as part of the NESDIS STAR webinar series. The slides provide an overview of the data and services provided by PolarWatch and highlight available user training materials and training courses.

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ERDDAP Webinar - Easy data access and visualization
Aug 22, 2019

Cara Wilson recently presented a NESDIS STAR webinar entitled, "Easy data access and visualization using the ERDDAP data server". The webinar slides are now available online.

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