Get the Data

LDAS datasets are available from the NASA GES DISC

The NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) provides access to LDAS datasets using multiple methods, including HTTPS, GDS, and the ability to subset spatially, temporally, and/or by variable:

These datasets are also available via Giovanni. Giovanni is an online application developed by the GES DISC that allows researchers to rapidly explore data, so that spatial-temporal variability, anomalous conditions, and patterns of interest can be directly and easily analyzed online before optionally downloading the data. Supported download formats include NetCDF, GeoTIFF, and KMZ.


Please see the LDAS FAQ for additional ways to obtain, subset, and/or view LDAS datasets, including fast time series "data rods", file format conversion, and numerous other web services that provide LDAS data.