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Scientific, Computational, and Educational Resources in Earth Sciences, Planetary Sciences, and Astrophysics

  • NASA GSFC Open Source Software"GSFC develops software and software technology in response to GSFC mission needs. Under the GSFC Software Release policy, GFSC may now release software it has developed with an Open Source software license, under the GSFC Open Source Agreement (NOSA)."
  • Remote Sensing Tutorial: "is a training manual for learning the role of Remote Sensing - that aspect of space science and technology that relies mainly on sensors on satellites and mounted in telescopes to monitor Earth, other planetary bodies and distant stars and galaxies".
  • Flexible Image Transport System (FITS): is the standard digital data format used to store, transmit, and manipulate scienfic data. FITS is mostly used in astronomy, and is endorsed by NASA and the International Astronomical Union.
  • NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS): "is a key core capability in NASAÕs Earth Science Data Systems Program. It provides end-to-end capabilities for managing NASAÕs Earth science data from various sources Š satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and various other programs. For the EOS satellite missions, EOSDIS provides capabilities for command and control, scheduling, data capture and initial (Level 0) processing."
  • GRASS GIS: "commonly referred to as GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System), is a free Geographic Information System (GIS) software used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization."
  • Java Mission-planning and Analysis for Remote Sensing (JMARS): "It is a geospatial information system (GIS) developed by ASU's Mars Space Flight Facility to provide mission planning and data-analysis tools to NASA's orbiters, instrument team members, students of all ages, and the general public."
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS): "The fields of interest of the Society are the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as they apply to the remote sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space, as well as the processing, interpretation and dissemination of this information."
  • Planetary Data System (PDS): "The PDS archives and distributes scientific data from NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements. The PDS is sponsored by NASA's Science Mission Directorate. Its purpose is to ensure the long-term usability of NASA data and to stimulate advanced research."
  • The Multimission Archive at STScI (MAST): "is a NASA funded project to support and provide to the astronomical community a variety of astronomical data archives, with the primary focus on scientifically related data sets in the optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared parts of the spectrum."
  • HORIZONS System: " The JPL HORIZONS on-line solar system data and ephemeris computation service provides access to key solar system data and flexible production of highly accurate ephemerides for solar system objects ( 554040 asteroids, 3089 comets, 170 planetary satellites, 8 planets, the Sun, L1, L2, select spacecraft, and system barycenters )."
  • "If you have astronomical imaging of the sky with celestial coordinates you do not know—or do not trust—then is for you. Input an image and we'll give you back astrometric calibration meta-data, plus lists of known objects falling inside the field of view."
  • Astrometrica: "Astrometrica is a interactive software tool for scientific grade astrometric data reduction of CCD images."
  • Teach Astronomy: "Teach Astronomy is an astronomy learning tool, intended either as a supplement for classroom instruction or for informal learners wanting to know more about the subject."
  • NASA Vision Workbench (VW): is a general purpose image processing and computer vision library developed by the Autonomous Systems and Robotics (ASR) Area in the Intelligent Systems Division at the NASA Ames Research Center.
  • IMAGE SEER: "provides an easily accessible and readable Benchmark Image Database of NASA Science Data that enables teaching Image Processing Techniques on illustrative NASA-Centric applications data as well as validating new research algorithms using benchmark NASA science data."
  • Academic and Industrial Computational Algorithms Resources

  • Netlib Repository: "Netlib is a collection of mathematical software, papers, and databases."
  • FFTW: "FFTW is a C subroutine library for computing the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) in one or more dimensions, of arbitrary input size, and of both real and complex data (as well as of even/odd data, i.e. the discrete cosine/sine transforms or DCT/DST). We believe that FFTW, which is free software, should become the FFT library of choice for most applications."
  • Regularization Tools Version 4.1 "A Matlab package for analysis and solution of discrete ill-posed problems, developed by Prof. Per Christian Hansen, Dept. of Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical Univ. of Denmark."
  • Numerical Tours of Signal Processing (NTSP) "NTSP by Gabriel Peyré gather Matlab and Scilab experiment to explore modern signal and image processing. The tours are complemented by slides of courses that concentrate on the theory of signal and image processing."
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