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NASA puts climate data in public cloud

Nov. 12, 2013 - 02:11PM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments

NASA is making a large collection of climate and satellite data available through a public cloud.

By putting the NASA NEX material in the cloud via Amazon Web Services (AWS), researchers and schools can use the data to help drive innovation and collaboration.

“NASA continues to support and provide open public access to research data, and this collaboration is entirely consistent with that objective,” said NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan.

The data includes three terabytes of temperature, precipitation, forest cover and high resolution climate change projections as well as data processing tools from NASA’s advanced supercomputer facility at Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.

“By bringing these NASA public data assets into the AWS cloud, we help NASA engage a larger community for global change impact modeling and analysis as well as data sciences innovation in general,” said Jamie Kinney, Amazon Web Services senior manager for scientific computing.

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