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Global soil and sedimentary deposit thickness

A new data set in our soil collection provides high-resolution estimates of soil, regolith, and sediment deposit thickness for the globe.

Earthdata Search

Upcoming Webinar explores NASA Earthdata Search

Join us Thursday, 11 February 2016, from 2-3 pm EST to learn how NASA's Earthdata Search makes data search, discovery, visualization, and access faster and easier than ever.

LiDAR point cloud of Fazenda Cauaxi, 2012. Points are colored by elevation above sea level. Orange and red trees extend above the surrounding canopy.

LiDAR surveys of Brazilian forests

LiDAR surveys reveal the forest structure in five areas of Paragominas, Brazil.

The ORNL DAAC mission is to assemble, distribute, and provide data services for a comprehensive archive of terrestrial biogeochemistry and ecological dynamics observations and models to facilitate research, education, and decision-making in support of NASA’s Earth science. Read more about the ORNL DAAC.