Available Datasets

 

AMSR-E

CASA_10km

CASA_1km

CASA_500m

NCEP_NARR

NCEP_NCAR Reanalysis

NOAA CPC

PSW

SMMR_SSMI

TOPOMET_US_1km

TOPOMET_US_8km

TOPS_AK_1km

TOPS_AK_8km

TOPS_AK_1km_BGC

TOPS_AK_8km_BGC

TOPS_US_8km

 

 

 

Dataset / Origin

Variable

Spatial Extent

Temporal Extent

Spatial Resolution

Temporal Resolution

Units

Notes

Missing Files

Metadata

Thumbnail

Access

 

 

AMSR-E

 

Original Data

 

Atmospheric Water Vapor (V)

 

Global with gaps

(see thumbnail)

 

06/19/2002-09/27/2011

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Millimeters

 

Daily data contained on COASTER for this variable are the average of the ascending and descending (i.e., twice daily) datasets

 

07/30/2002

07/31/2002

08/01/2002

08/02/2002

08/03/2002

08/04/2002

08/05/2002

08/06/2002

08/07/2002

09/13/2002

09/14/2002

09/15/2002

09/16/2002

09/17/2002

09/18/2002

09/19/2002

10/30/2003

10/31/2003

11/01/2003

11/02/2003

11/03/2003

11/04/2003

11/05/2003

11/19/2004

12/31/2004

09/21/2005

09/22/2005

09/23/2005

09/24/2005

09/25/2005

04/30/2006

05/01/2006

05/02/2006

05/03/2006

05/04/2006

05/05/2006

11/18/2006

11/28/2007

12/31/2008

02/03/2010

02/04/2010

 

Dataset Metadata

 

AMSR-E Thumbnail

 

Public

 

Open Water Fraction (fw)

 

Global with gaps

(see thumbnail)

 

06/19/2002-09/27/2011

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Dimensionless

 

Daily data contained on COASTER for this variable are the average of the ascending and descending (i.e., twice daily) datasets

 

Open Water Fraction Smoothed (fwsm)

 

Global with gaps

(see thumbnail)

 

06/19/2002-09/27/2011

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Dimensionless

 

Daily data contained on COASTER for this variable are the average of the ascending and descending (i.e., twice daily) datasets

 

Maximum Daily Surface Air Temperature (taA)

 

Global with gaps

(see thumbnail)

 

06/19/2002-09/27/2011

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Degrees C

 

Ascending dataset only converted to Celsius from Kelvin

 

Minimum Daily Surface Air Temperature (taD)

 

Global with gaps

(see thumbnail)

 

06/19/2002-09/27/2011

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Degrees C

 

Descending dataset only converted to Celsius from Kelvin

 

Vegetation Opacity

 6.9 GHz (tc6)

 

Global with gaps

(see thumbnail)

 

06/19/2002-09/27/2011

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Dimensionless

 

Daily images are the average of both the ascending and descending datasets

 

Vegetation Opacity

10.7 GHz (tc10)

 

Global with gaps

(see thumbnail)

 

06/19/2002-09/27/2011

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Dimensionless

 

Daily images are the average of both the ascending and descending datasets

 

Vegetation Opacity

18.7 GHz (tc18)

 

Global with gaps

(see thumbnail)

 

06/19/2002-09/27/2011

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Dimensionless

 

Daily images are the average of both the ascending and descending datasets

 

Volumetric Soil Moisture (Surface:  0-2 cm) (mv)

 

Global with gaps

(see thumbnail)

 

06/19/2002-09/27/2011

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Meter3 Meter-3

 

Daily images are the average of both the ascending and descending datasets

 

 

CASA_10km

 

Yellowstone Ecological Research Center

 

Potential Evapotranspiration (PET)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

10km

 

Monthly

 

Meters / Month

 

 

 

 

Dataset Metadata

 

CASA Thumbnail

 

 

Limited*

 

 

Snow Accumulation (snow)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

10km

 

Monthly

 

Centimeters

 

Equivalent to Snow Water Equivalent (SWE)

 

 

Total Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

10km

 

Monthly

 

Grams of Carbon / Meter2  / Year

 

Experimental variable

 

 

 

 

CASA_1km

 

Yellowstone Ecological Research Center

 

Drainage  (drain)

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Centimeters / Month

 

Water drained to subsoil, surface flow not considered in the CASA model

 

 

 

Dataset Metadata

 

CASA Thumbnail

 

 

Limited*

 

 

Estimated Evapotranspiration (EET)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Centimeters / month

 

 

 

Leaf Litter (leaf)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Grams of Carbon / meter2  / year

 

 

This dataset is unavailable for central Alaska

 

 

Mineral Soil Moisture (sm_2)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Centimeters

 

Monthly average moisture for this soil layer

 

 

Net Primary Productivity (NPP)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Grams of Carbon / Meter2  / Year

 

 

 

This dataset is unavailable for central Alaska

 

 

Organic  Soil Moisture (sm_1)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Centimeters

 

Monthly average moisture for this soil layer

 

 

Snow Melt (snwmlt)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Centimeters

 

 

 

Snow Pack (snwpck)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Centimeters

 

 

 

Soil FN20 (FN2O)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Grams of FN2O / Meter2  / Month

 

Experimental variable

 

 

 

Soil FN0 (FNO)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Grams of FNO / Meter2  / Month

 

Experimental variable

 

 

 

Soil FN03 Drainage (FNO3drn)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Grams of FNO3 / Meter2  / Month

 

Experimental variable

 

 

 

Soil FN03 Surface (FNO3srf)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Grams of FNO3 / Meter2  / Month

 

Experimental variable

 

 

 

Subsurface Moisture (sm_3)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Centimeters

 

Monthly average moisture for this soil layer

 

 

Water Stress Term (water)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

1km

 

Monthly

 

Dimensionless

 

 

 

 

CASA_500m

 

Yellowstone Ecological Research Center

 

Leaf Litter (leaf)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

500m

 

Monthly

 

Grams of Carbon / meter2  / year

 

 

 

This dataset is unavailable for central Alaska

 

 

Dataset Metadata

 

CASA Thumbnail

 

 

Limited*

 

 

Net Primary Productivity (NPP)

 

 

United States & Canada

 

01/01/2000- 12/31/2010

 

 

500m

 

Monthly

 

Grams of Carbon / Meter2  / Year

 

 

 

This dataset is unavailable for central Alaska

 

 

 

NCEP_NARR (North American Regional Reanalysis)

 

Original Data

 

Accumulated Total Precipitation

 

 

North America

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

Kilograms / meter2

 

 

 

NCEP_NARR

Metadata

 

NCEP_NARR Thumbnail

 

 

Public

 

Air Temp 2m

 

North America

 

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

Degrees C

 

Converted to Celsius from Kelvin

 

 

 

Air Temp Surface

 

North America

 

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

Degrees C

 

Converted to Celsius from Kelvin

 

 

 

Albedo

 

North America

 

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

%

 

 

 

Canopy Conductance

 

North America

 

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

Meters / second

 

 

 

Cloud Cover - Convective

 

North America

 

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

%

 

 

 

Cloud Cover - Forecast of Total

 

 

North America

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

%

 

 

 

Cloud Cover - Non-Convective

 

 

North America

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

%

 

 

 

Plant Canopy Water

 

North America

 

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

Kilograms / meter2

 

 

 

 

Relative Humidity

 

North America

 

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

%

 

 

 

Snow Cover

 

North America

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

% of day covered

 

Values can be 0.0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, or 1.0

 

 

 

Snow Depth

 

North America

 

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

Meters

 

 

 

Snow Melt

 

North America

 

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

Kilograms / meter2

 

 

 

 

U Wind

 

North America

 

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

Meters /  second

 

The east-west wind velocity

 

 

 

V Wind

 

North America

 

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

Meters / second

 

The north-south wind velocity

 

 

 

Vegetation

 

North America

 

 

1979-2010

 

0.3 x 0.3 degree

 

Daily

 

 

%

 

 

 

 

NCEP_NCAR Reanalysis

 

Original Data

 

Mean Surface Temperature

 

 

Global

 

1948-2011

 

2.5 x 2.5 degree

 

Daily

 

Degrees C

 

Converted to Celsius from Kelvin

 

 

NCEP_NCAR Reanalysis

Metadata

 

NCEP_NCAR Reanalysis Thumbnail

 

Public

 

Prepicitable Water

 

 

Global

 

1948-2011

 

2.5 x 2.5 degree

 

Daily

 

Kilograms/ meter2

 

Values in this (unmodified) dataset are occasionally slightly negative

 

 

 

Relative Humidity

 

 

Global

 

1948-2011

 

2.5 x 2.5 degree

 

Daily

 

%

 

 

 

U Wind Component

(U Wind)

 

 

Global

 

1948-2011

 

2.5 x 2.5 degree

 

Daily

 

Meters / second

 

The east-west wind velocity

 

 

V Wind Component

(V Wind)

 

 

Global

 

1948-2011

 

2.5 x 2.5 degree

 

Daily

 

Meters / second

 

The north-south wind velocity

 

 

 

NOAA_CPC

 

Climate Prediction Center

 

 

Precipitation (Precip)

 

Contiguous United States

 

1948-2011

 

0.25 x 0.25 degree

 

Daily

 

Millimeters

 

CPC Unified Gauge-Based Analysis of Daily Precipitation over CONUS

 

02/26/2007

12/11/2010

02/11/2011

02/12/2011

 

 

NOAA CPC Precipitation Metadata

 

NOAA_CPC Thumbnail

 

Public

 

 

PSW_1km

&

PSW_500m

 

Yellowstone Ecological Research Center

 

Percent Surface Water (PSW) Raw

 

 

United States & Canada

 

Apr to Oct

2000-2011

 

1km & 500m

 

8-day

 

%

 

Raw PSW values are useful for showing relative PSW (i.e., does a cell more or less compared to the same time in another year).

 

 

 

PSW Metadata

 

PSW Raw Validation Graph

 

PSW Adjusted Validation Graph

 

PSW Thumbnail

 

Limited*

 

 

PSW Surface Water (PSW) Adjusted

 

 

United States & Canada

 

Apr to Oct

2000-2011

 

1km & 500m

 

Monthly

 

%

 

 

Adjusted PSW values produce a better estimate of the absolute amount of water in a cell, but these data are susceptible to errors in the training datasets (i.e., landcover classifications for the US and Canada)

 

 

 

SMMR_SSMI

(Freeze / Thaw Data)

 

Original Data

 

Morning (AM)

 

 

Global

 

1979-2010

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Binary

 

1 = Frozen AM

0 = Thawed AM

 

 

 

 

Dataset Metadata

 

SSMR_SSMI Thumbnail

 

Public

 

Afternoon (PM)

 

 

Global

 

1979-2010

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Binary

 

1 = Frozen PM

0 = Thawed PM

 

 

 

 

Combined AM & PM (CO)

 

 

Global

 

1979-2010

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Binary

 

1 = Frozen AM & PM

0 = Other

 

 

 

Transitional (TR)

 

 

Global

 

1979-2010

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Binary

 

1 = Frozen AM, thawed PM

0 = Other

 

 

 

 

Inverse Transitional (ITR)

 

 

Global

 

1979-2010

 

~25km

 

Daily

 

Binary

 

1 = Thawed AM, frozen PM

0 = Other

 

 

 

 

TOPOMET_US_1km

&

TOPOMET_US_8km

 

TOPOMET project webpage

 

 

 

 

Maximum Temperature (Tmax)

 

 

Contiguous United States

 

1950-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Degrees C

 

TOPOMET 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOPOMET Thumbnail

 

1km

Limited*

 

8km Public

 

 

Minimum Temperature (Tmin)

 

 

Contiguous United States

 

1950-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Degrees C

 

TOPOMET 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

 

 

Precipitation (Precip)

 

Contiguous United States

 

1950-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Centimeters

 

TOPOMET 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

 

 

Solar Radiation (Srad)

 

 

Contiguous United States

 

1950-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Watts / meter2

 

TOPOMET 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

 

 

Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD)

 

 

Contiguous United States

 

1980-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Pascal

 

TOPOMET 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

 

 

 

TOPS_AK_1km

&

TOPS_AK_8km

 

(Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System)

 

NASA Ames Ecological Forecasting Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum Temperature (Tmax)

 

 

Alaska and NW Canada

 

 

1980-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

 

Daily

 

Degrees C

 

TOPS AK 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

05/04/1986

10/14/2006

 

TOPS AK Metadata

 

 

TOPS AK Thumbnail

 

TOPS AK Source Data Thumbnail

 

1km

Limited*

 

8km Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Temperature (Tmin)

 

 

Alaska and NW Canada

 

 

1980-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Degrees C

 

TOPS AK 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

06/10/1985 06/11/1985

06/12/1985

06/13/1985

06/14/1985

06/15/1985

06/16/1985

06/17/1985

06/18/1985

06/19/1985

06/20/1985

06/21/1985

3/14/1988

10/14/2006

 

 

Precipitation (Precip)

 

Alaska and NW Canada

 

 

1980-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Millimeters

 

TOPS AK 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

 

 

Solar Radiation (Srad)

 

 

Alaska and NW Canada

 

 

1980-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Watts / meter2

 

TOPS AK 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

06/16/1984

06/10/1985 06/11/1985

06/12/1985

06/13/1985

06/14/1985

06/15/1985

06/16/1985

06/17/1985

06/18/1985

06/19/1985

06/20/1985

06/21/1985

03/14/1988

10/14/2006

 

 

Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD)

 

 

Alaska and NW Canada

 

 

1980-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Pascal

 

TOPS AK 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

06/16/1984

06/10/1985 06/11/1985

06/12/1985

06/13/1985

06/14/1985

06/15/1985

06/16/1985

06/17/1985

06/18/1985

06/19/1985

06/20/1985

06/21/1985

03/14/1988

10/08/1993

10/14/2006

 

 

TOPS_AK_1km_BGC

&

TOPS_AK_8km_BGC

 

(Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System)

 

NASA Ames Ecological Forecasting Lab

 

 

Evapotranspiration

(ET)

 

Alaska and NW Canada

 

 

2000-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Millimeters

 

TOPS AK 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

10/14/2006

 

 

TOPS AK BGC Metadata

 

TOPS AK Thumbnail

 

TOPS AK Source Data Thumbnail

 

1km

Limited*

 

8km Public

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Primary Productivity (GPP)

 

Alaska and NW Canada

 

 

2000-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Kilograms of carbon / meter2

 

 

TOPS AK 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

10/14/2006

 

 

Soil Moisture (SOILW)

 

Alaska and NW Canada

 

 

2000-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Kilograms of water / meter2

 

 

TOPS AK 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

10/14/2006

 

 

Snow Temperature (SNWTMP)

 

Alaska and NW Canada

 

 

2000-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Degrees C

 

TOPS AK 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

10/14/2006

 

 

Snow Water Equivalent (SWE)

 

Alaska and NW Canada

 

 

2000-2009

 

1km & 8km

 

 

Daily

 

Millimeters

 

TOPS AK 8km datasets are rescaled versions of the 1km datasets

 

 

10/14/2006

 

 

 

TOPS_US_8km

 

(Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System)

 

NASA Ames Ecological Forecasting Lab

 

 

 

Maximum Temperature (Tmax)

 

 

Contiguous United States

 

 

1980-2009

 

8 km

 

Daily

 

Degrees C

 

 

08/28/2007

 

TOPS US Metadata

 

 

 

 

TOPS US Thumbnail

 

Public

 

Minimum Temperature (Tmin)

 

 

Contiguous United States

 

 

1980-2009

 

8 km

 

Daily

 

Degrees C

 

 

08/28/2007

 

Precipitation (Precip)

 

Contiguous United States

 

1980-2009

 

8 km

 

Daily

 

Millimeters

 

The precipitation values for 2006-2009 were interpolated using data from fewer meteorological base stations than were used for 1980-2005.

 

 

08/28/2007

 

Solar Radiation (Srad)

 

 

Contiguous United States

 

 

1980-2009

 

8 km

 

Daily

 

Watts / meter2

 

 

07/29/2005

08/28/2007

 

Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD)

 

 

Contiguous United States

 

 

1980-2009

 

8 km

 

Daily

 

Pascal

 

 

07/29/2005

08/28/2007

 

 

*LIMITED ACCESS DATASETS*

Due to the long run time associated with higher spatial resolution datasets (e.g., 1km data), COASTER jobs made from limited access datasets require approval prior to running.   Users requesting these data will be asked to provide details outlining their affiliation and the purpose of their processing request.  User associated with agencies (e.g., US-FWS) that provided funds for building COASTER will have their jobs approved by default.  Users without such affiliation may be asked for funding to support COASTER if, for example, COASTER outputs fulfill a commitment of an awarded grant.