Latest Distributed Active Archive Center Stories

2014-01-07 08:35:08

SAN FRANCISCO, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/homepage.cws_home ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and IEDA [http://www.iedadata.org ] (Integrated Earth Data Applications), an NSF-funded data facility in the geosciences at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, announced the winner of the 2013 International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences at...

2013-09-30 10:10:37

NASA has selected the University of Alaska at Fairbanks to develop and operate the Synthetic Aperture Radar Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System. The maximum total value of this cost-no-fee, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract is about $49 million. The contract begins Oct. 1 and extends through Sept. 30, 2018. The University of Alaska will conduct systems engineering, operations and maintenance,...

35-Year-Old Seasat Images Now Available From The Alaska Satellite Facility
2013-07-04 05:12:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) has released newly processed digital images from NASA's Seasat satellite that were taken 35 years ago. The Seasat satellite was the first mission dedicated to oceanographic research. The satellite supported the first nonmilitary orbital synthetic aperture radar ever deployed. The newly released imagery commemorated the satellite's 35th launch anniversary on...

2010-04-02 07:58:40

NASA has selected Raytheon Company of Riverdale, Md., for the Earth Observing System Data and Information System Evolution and Development contract. The total value of the five-year, cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract is $250 million. Raytheon will perform development and sustaining engineering of software and hardware systems that provide science data management to the Earth Science Data and Information System Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center...

2009-05-23 09:55:00

NASA has selected Raytheon Company of Riverdale, Md., for the continuation of services currently provided through the Earth Observing System Data and Information System, or EOSDIS, maintenance and development contract. It provides for the development and sustaining engineering of software and hardware systems that provide Earth science data management. The total maximum value of the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity cost-plus-award fee contract is $48 million with an 18-month ordering...

2005-12-06 07:23:01

NASA -- Scientists using satellite data have now created the most detailed maps ever produced of the vast snow-covered Antarctic continent. The maps reveal unprecedented views of surface features that provide clues to how and why the continent's massive ice sheets and glaciers are changing. Researchers can now decipher the intricate history of ice movements in the just-released "Mosaic of Antarctica," which uses images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer onboard NASA's Terra and...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'