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JPSS Data Access

The JPSS data products are made available through a variety of portals depending on user needs.

NOAA Open Data Dissemination (NODD)

JPSS operational data products, training materials, tools, and sample python scripts to read the data are accessible from NODD via the following access points:

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Google Cloud

Microsoft Azure:

Data access for JPSS products is coming soon to Microsoft Azure.

NOAA Data Resources

NOAA Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS)

The majority of JPSS data products are accessible to public users worldwide through the NOAA CLASS system.

  • CLASS Home Page
  • Near real time data can be accessed at the CLASS FTP site:
  • CLASS FTP data is:
    • Available on a 3~6 hour delay from raw data acquisition;
    • Retained in a rolling 90 days window;
    • Please note that FTP served data is only accessible via command line tools;web browsers no longer will display the contents of FTP folders.

NESDIS Production Distribution and Access (PDA) System

  • Enterprise distribution system for real time users
  • Supports only secure transfer protocols (SFTP, FTP-S and HTTPS - pull only)
  • Highly automated user-driven process
  • User-managed subscriptions, search and tailoring
  • User Operational Prioritization - PDA has the ability to shed lower priority users to ensure data continuity is maintained to mission critical users
  • Full policy and Data Access Request Form at OSPO

Other NOAA Resources

  • Direct readout users receive live JPSS data using direct downlink capabilities via Direct Broadcast (DB). The Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP) supports DB users to receive satellite data in real time, and allows creation of Level 1B and higher level products and images in real time.
  • OSPO
    Many JPSS-related products are available for viewing at the OSPO product website
  • GEONETCast
    Data from GEONETCast
  • CoastWatch
    Data for many ocean-related products can be found at CoastWatch and PO.DAAC