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Using a data cube to assess changes in the Earth system

16 September 2019

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Researchers all over the world have a wealth of satellite data at their fingertips to understand global change, but turning a multitude of different data into actual information can pose a challenge. Using examples of Arctic greening and drought, scientists at ESA's ɸ-week showed how the Earth System Data Lab is making this task much easier.

ESA's Earth System Data Lab is a new virtual lab to access a wide array of Earth observations across space, time and variables. It consists of two elements: the data cube and an interface to execute different analyses on the data cube.

Source: ESA

Image credit: derived from FLUXCOM land–atmosphere energy fluxes, hosted on the Earth System Data Lab - Changing Arctic productivity