Level 2 Data Search and Subset Tools

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Finding and extracting Level 2 (swath) data of interest can be a lengthy endeavor for a scientist or data end-user. Depending on the actual data involved, there can be many hurdles to cross over before a user can get at the data they are interested in. Searching for the data presents the first challenge, as many swath data products are not easily identified by region of interest, and there may be additional search criteria the user would like to impose to filter out unwanted data. Extracting swath data is the second challenge, as there tends to be a lot of variation among data sets, and some expert knowledge can be required of the user in order to properly extract the data of interest. Tools that aid users of the data in searching for and extracting Level 2 (swath) data will be presented and discussed.