Version 0 Data Transfer From NASA to USGS

October 01, 2003

A Memorandum of Understanding was made and entered into between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to place the active short- and long-term archives for experimental land remotely sensed data obtained by NASA at the EROS Data Center. After an agreed upon period of time the responsibility of the archives are to be transferred from NASA to the USGS.

Effective October 1, 2003, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will transition their complete Version 0 data sets (e.g. data, metadata, browse, and documentation) to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). This will be done via the transfer of media from NASA to the USGS.

The USGS will make the data available to the public according to its current standard of pricing and service. Each data set will remain available on NASAs EOS Data Gateway (EDG) and/or the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Centers (LP DAAC) Homepage for minimal impact to the user community.

The following Data Sets are included in this transition.

GLCC (Global Land Cover Characterization) GTOPO30 (Global 30 Arc-Second Elevation Data Set) Hydro 1k (Hydrological 1K Elevation Derivative Database) NALC (North American Landscape Characterization) NLDC (NASA Landsat Data Collection) CEES (Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Research) HTFP (Humid Tropical Forest Project) GCLDC (Global Change Land Data Collection) AVHRR Global 10 day Composites (Advanced Very High Resolution


AVHRR Global NDVI CD June 1992 (Advanced Very High Resolution


AVHRR Orbital Segments (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer) GLCTS (Global Land Cover Test Sites) Aircraft Scanners ASAS (Advanced Solid-state Array Spectroradiometer) MASTER (MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator)

There may be an interruption in service for these data products during this transition. For questions, please contact Customer Service.