Here are some links that are useful for finding and browsing remote sensing observations. [Note: these links might change from time to time, but you should be able to use them as keywords in Google to find the updated URL.]


  • eoPortal Directory, including detailed information and in-depth articles about satellite missions sponsored by various Space Agencies.
  • GIOVANNI, providing a simple and intuitive way to visualize, analyze, and access vast amounts of Earth science remote sensing data without having to download the data.
  • Reverb – The Next Generation Earth Science Discovery Tool, allowing to identify the EO dataset you need and download them (slightly complicated).
  • Precipitation Measurement Missions, allowing to download TRMM and GPM data products from Level 1 to Level 3.
  • NASA Worldview, browsing full-resolution, global, near real-time satellite imagery
  • MODIS Atmosphere, providing extremely useful information on MODIS aerosol, cloud, water vapour products.  Additionally, “IMAGES” allow you to browse images easily.  Enjoy.
  • CloudSat Page, browsing CloudSat quicklooks and downloading data.
  • CALIPSO Page, downloading data.
  • Global Hydrology Resource Center, providing comprehensive datasets, including measurements from spaceborne and airborne platforms.
  • STK (Systems Tool Kit), an excellent tool for visualizing satellite orbits and combining various remote sensing platforms.


  • ARM, excellent site for browsing ARM preliminary data