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Data Access


Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) //

The Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) is an electronic library of NOAA environmental data. This web site provides capabilities for finding and obtaining those data. CLASS is NOAA's premiere on-line facility for the distribution of NOAA and US Department of Defense (DoD) Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) data, NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) data, and derived data.


NOAA Open Data Dissemination (NODD) //

Nodd- NOAA generates tens of terabytes of data a day from satellites, radars, ships, weather models, and other sources. While these data are available to the public, it can be difficult to download and work with such large data volumes. NOAA’s vast wealth of data therefore represents a substantial untapped economic opportunity. The NOAA Open Data Dissemination (NODD) Program provides public access to NOAA's open data on commercial cloud platforms through public-private partnerships.


Direct Services Branch (DSB) //

Direct read out: The Direct Services Branch (DSB) is responsible for keeping NOAA's broadcast services running smoothly, and is the main way people can interact with NOAA's satellite transmissions. DSB leads the Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) system, as well as GOES and Argos Data Collection Systems (DCS).