Interactive access to LP DAAC satellite data archives through a combination of open-source and custom middleware web services

IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
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Abstract

Current methods of searching for and retrieving data from satellite land remote sensing archives do not allow for interactive information extraction. Instead, Earth science data users are required to download files over low-bandwidth networks to local workstations and process data before science questions can be addressed. New methods of extracting information from data archives need to become more interactive to meet user demands for deriving increasingly complex information from rapidly expanding archives. Moving the tools required for processing data to computer systems of data providers, and away from systems of the data consumer, can improve turnaround times for data processing workflows. The implementation of middleware services was used to provide interactive access to archive data. The goal of this middleware services development is to enable Earth science data users to access remote sensing archives for immediate answers to science questions instead of links to large volumes of data to download and process. Exposing data and metadata to web-based services enables machine-driven queries and data interaction. Also, product quality information can be integrated to enable additional filtering and sub-setting. Only the reduced content required to complete an analysis is then transferred to the user.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Interactive access to LP DAAC satellite data archives through a combination of open-source and custom middleware web services
Series title IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
DOI 10.1109/MGRS.2015.2505999
Volume 3
Issue 4
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher IEEE
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 13 p.
First page 8
Last page 20
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N