Choosing a Data Access Tool: LP DAAC Data Pool and DAAC2Disk

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This video focuses on the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center’s (LP DAAC) Data Pool and DAAC2Disk. The Data Pool provides direct access to the publicly available data products from the LP DAAC archive. DAAC2Disk enables users to download multiple data products from the Data Pool using a web-based interface, as a script executed from the command line. Data products accessible from Data Pool include those collected by the Aqua and Terra Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors, the Terra Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor, and many more. This video answers common user driven questions about Data Pool and DAAC2Disk. Data Pool and DAAC2Disk can be accessed via https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/data_access/data_pool. For more information on Data Pool, DAAC2Disk and the LP DAAC’s other data access tools please visithttps://lpdaac.usgs.gov/. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s LP DAAC is one of twelve NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) DAACs. It is located at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The LP DAAC ingests, archives, processes and distributes NASA Earth science land processes data and information.

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Choosing a Data Access Tool LP DAAC Data Pool and DAAC2Disk.  

Presented by the LP DAAC.

NASA’s Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center, or LP DAAC, is one of twelve 

NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System EOSDIS DAACs.

It is located at the USGS EROS center in Sioux Falls, SD.

The LP DAAC ingests, archives, and processes NASA earth science land processes

data and information. It also distributes the data through a variety of data access tools 

that can help you find the data you need. 
This video will be focusing on Data Pool 

and DAAC2Disk. Data Pool is great for downloading specific files instantly

or via HTTP request using a URL. DAAC2Disk is great for downloading 

multiple files of a data product from the majority of the LP DAAC data archive. DAAC2Disk is

available as a web-based interface or as a script that can be downloaded and executed from the command line.

During this video we will be answering these questions based on using the data access

tools Data Pool and DAAC2Disk. What type of data are you looking for? 

What is your area size and how much data do you need?

Do you need to see your data before you download it? 

Do you need to reformat, reproject, or subset your data?

And when do you need your data and how do you want it delivered?
What type of data are you looking for? 

The entire LP DAAC data archive is available on Data Pool and DAAC2Disk. These are our available datasets.

What is your area size and how much data do you need? 

The Data Pool allows you to download a specific file from a data set. You can also use the DAAC2Disk service 

for bulk orders of files and to search for data based on an area.

Do you need to see your data before you download it? Data Pool does not allow you to preview the data you are downloading.

DAAC2Disk allows you the see the area but not preview the data.

Do you need to reformat, reproject, or subset your data?

Data Pool and DAAC2Disk are a way to access data granules. These tools do not offer preprocessing services.

When do you need your data and how do you want it delivered?

Once you have authorized Data Pool to view your NASA Earthdata Login profile you will be able to immediately 

download data from Data Pool and DAAC2Disk.

Thank you for watching our videos. Please visit the LP DAAC website at lpdaac.usgs.gov 

for more information about Data Pool, DAAC2Disk, and our other data access tools.