Using NASA Earthdata Search to Discover Cloud-Hosted Data#

Learning Objective#

In this tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Discover cloud-hosted datasets using NASA Earthdata Search.

  • Get AWS S3 credentials so you can access this data.

  • Get the S3 links to data granules.


  • An Earthdata Login account. See the NASA Openscapes Cookbook “Authentication” guide for more information.


NASA Earthdata Search is a web-based tool to discover, filter, visualize and access all of NASA’s Earth science data, both in Earthdata Cloud and archived at the NASA DAACs. It is a useful first step in data discovery, especially if you are not sure what data is available for your research problem.

This tutorial is based on the NSIDC NASA Earthdata Cloud Access Guide and the “How do I find data using Earthdata Search?” guide in the NASA Earthdata Cookbook.