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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 providerTemporal coverageGeographic coverageTemporal resolution Spatial resolutionStatus
ASTER Global DEMTopographyUS Geological Survey83°N–83°S
180°E–180°W
1 arc-second (30 meters)Active
ECMWF Global Atmospheric ReanalysisWeather, atmosphere, hydrologyEuropean Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)1979–present89.463°N–89.463°S
180°E–180°W
6 hour, 3 hour0.7°Active
ETOPO1 Global Relief ModelTopography and bathymetryNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)1940–200890°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
1 arc-minuteActive
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)PrecipitationNASA Goddard Space Flight Center1998–present50°N–50°S
180°E–180°W
3 hour0.25°Provider is reprocessing, will be added in late 2018
GlobCoverLand cover and land-use typeEuropean Space Agency (ESA)2004–2006, 200990°N–65°S
180°E–180°W
20 arc-secondsActive
MODIS Landevapotranspiration, fire, land cover, primary productivity, surface temperature, vegetationNASA LPDAAC2000–present 90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
Daily, 4 day, 8 day, 16 day, monthly, yearly250 m, 500 m, 1 km, 5.6 km (0.05°)Active
MODIS OceanOcean chlorophyll, PIC, POC, sea surface temperatureNASA Goddard Space Flight Center Ocean Biology Processing Group2002–present90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
Daily, 8 day, monthly, yearly4 kmActive
MODIS SnowSnow albedo, snow coverNational Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)2000–present90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
Daily, 8 day, monthly500 m, 1 km, 0.05°Active
NASA Distance to the Nearest CoastDistance to the nearest coastNASA90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
0.04°Active
NCEP North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR)Weather, atmosphere, hydrology (North America only)NOAA National Centers for Environmental Protection (NCEP)1979–present 90°N–1°N
0°–170°W
3 hour32 km (at 40°N)Active
NOAA Global Climate IndexesClimate teleconnection patterns, indexes and anomaliesNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)1950–present90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
Daily, weekly, monthlyActive
Oregon State Ocean Productivity ReanalysisOcean net primary productivity (NPP)Oregon State University2002–2015 90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
8 day, monthly1/6°, 1/12° Active
OSCAR Ocean Surface Current Reanalysis Ocean surface currentsNASA1993–present60°N–60°S
180°E–180°W
5 day1°, 1/3°Testing
SEDAC Gridded Population of the World (GPW and GRUMP)Human population densityNASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) and Columbia University1990–200085°N–58°S
180°E–180°W 
5 year30 arc-second (1 km), 2.5 arc-minuteActive
Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM) DEMTopographyCGIAR Consortium for Spatial Information60°N–60°S
180°E–180°W
3 arc-second (90 meters)Active
Suomi-NPP VIIRS Landevapotranspiration, fire, land cover, primary productivity, surface temperature, vegetationNASA LPDAAC2012–present90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
Daily, 4 day, 8 day, 16 day, monthly, yearly250 m, 500 m, 1 km, 5.6 km (0.05°)Products will be added as they become available from provider
Suomi-NPP VIIRS OceanOcean chlorophyll, PIC, POC, sea surface temperatureNASA Goddard Space Flight Center Ocean Biology Processing Group2012–present90°N–90°S
180°E–180°W
Daily, 8 day, monthly, yearly4 kmActive
Derived topographic variablesSlope and aspect, rugosityCalculated derived variables, based on ASTER GDEM83°N–83°S
180°E–180°W
1 arc-secondTesting
Derived wind variables for flightTail-wind support and cross wind, thermal and orographic upliftCalculated derived variables, based on ECMWF or NCEP data1979–present89.463°N–89.463°S
180°E–180°W
6-hour0.7°Yes