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Environmental data products accessed by the Env-DATA System

The following is a summary of datasets currently included in the Env-DATA System. Those datasets that are Active are currently running in the Track Annotation Service. If you have questions about accessing specific datasets or variables, please contact us at support@movebank.org.

DatasetsData descriptionData providerProjection system/gridTemporal coverageGeographic coverageTemporal resolution Spatial resolutionData formatActive
ASTER GDEMHigh-resolution topographyUSGSRegular grid, (WGS84 ellipsoid)83°N–83°S
180°E–180°W
1 arc-secondGeoTIFFYes
AVHRR land NDVINormalized difference vegetation indexUSGS (USA only),
NASA (global)
Albert’s Equal Area grids1989–present,
1982–present
CONUS,
90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
1-week, 2-week1 km (USA), 8 km (global)Unformatted binaryNo
Distance to the Nearest CoastDistance to the nearest coastNASARegular grid90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
0.04°
0.01°
Text file, GeoTiffYes
ECMWF ReanalysisWeather, atmosphere, hydrologyECMWFRegular grid1979–present89.463°N–89.463°S
180°E–180°W
6-hour0.7°GRIBYes
ETOPO1Topography and bathymetryNASARegular grid (WGS84 ellipsoid)1940–200890°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
 1 arc-minuteNetCDFYes
GlobCoverLand cover and land-use typeESAPlate-Carrée projection (WGS84 ellipsoid)2004–2006, 200990°N–65°S
180°E–180°W
20 arc-secondsHDFYes
Global Climate IndexesClimate teleconnection patterns, indexes and anomaliesNOAA1950–present90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
Daily, weekly, monthlyASCIIYes
MODIS LandEarth surface, reflectivity and vegetationNASAGeographic/ Sinusoidal grid2002–present 90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
Daily, 8-day, 16-day, monthly5.6 km (0.05°)HDF-EOSYes
MODIS OceanOcean surface, color, and productivity NASACylindrical Equidistant 2002–present90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
Daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly4 kmNetCDF4Yes
MODIS SnowSnow and iceNASACylindrical Equidistant 2002–present90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
Daily, 8-day, monthly500 m, 1 km, 0.05°HDF-EOS2Yes (part)
NCEP Global Reanalysis 2Weather, atmosphere, hydrologyNOAARegular (non-Gaussian) grid1948–present 90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
6-hour2.5° (208 km)NetCDFNo
North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR)Weather, atmosphere, hydrology (North America only)NOAALambert Conformal, Conic Grids1979–present 90°N–1°N
0°–170°W
3-hour32 km (at 40°N)GRIBYes
Ocean productivityOcean net primary productivity (NPP)Oregon State UniversityEquidistant Cylindrical projection, lat/lon grid2002–present 90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
8-day, monthlyGrid sizes 1080x2160 (1/6°), 2160x4320 (1/12°)  HDFYes
Ocean Surface Current Reanalysis (OSCAR) Ocean surface currentsNASARegular grid1993–present60°N–60°S
180°E–180°W
5-day, monthly 1°, 1/3°NetCDFNo
Socioeconomic data (Population Density Grid)Human geographyNASA, Columbia UniversityRegular grid (WGS84 ellipsoid)1990–201085°N–58°S
180°E–180°W 
5-year30 arc-second (1 km)ASCIIYes
Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM) DEMHigh resolution topographyNASARegular grid, (WGS84 ellipsoid)60°N–60°S
180°E–180°W
3 arc-secondHGTYes
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)Tropical precipitationNASARegular lat/lon grid1998– present50°N–50°S
180°E–180°W
3-hour0.25° Unformatted binaryNo
Derived topographic variablesSlope and aspect, rugosityCalculated derived variables, based on ASTER GDEMRegular grid83°N–83°S
180°E–180°W
1 arc-secondASCIINo
Derived wind variables for flightTail-wind support and cross wind, thermal and orographic upliftCalculated derived variables, based on ECMWF or NCEP dataRegular grid1979–present89.463°N–89.463°S
180°E–180°W
6-hour0.7°ASCIIYes