06-Ressources

Subsequently, we compiled a list of useful ressources to get started with WCS 2.0 and WCPS 1.0. You further find available WCS server endpoints listed and an overview of the data available via the servers.


  • PlanetServer: http://access.planetserver.eu:8080/rasdaman/ows
  • EO Data Service: http://eodataservice.org/rasdaman/ows
  • Marine Science Data Server: http://earthserver.pml.ac.uk/rasdaman/ows
  • Climate Science Data Server: http://earthserver.ecmwf.int/rasdaman/ows

Observation type Example Coverage name on the server Spatial resolution
FRT (Full Resolution Targeted Observation) frt0000bc30_07_if165l_trr3 18m/pixel @300 km altitude
HRL (Half Resolution Long Targeted Observation) hrl0000822e_07_if182l_trr3 36m/pixel @300 km altitude
HRS (Half Resolution Short Targeted Observation) hrs0000a927_07_if174l_trr3 36m/pixel @300 km altitude
Volume number Number of coverages Total size
mrocr_2101 2978 1.4 TB
mrocr_2102 11611 5.5 TB
mrocr_2103 7071 2.7 TB
mrocr_2104 6453 2.3 TB
Observation type Example Coverage name on the server Spatial resolution
Reduced image data M3G20081130T165323_V01_L2_HACK_simp0.tif 70 - 140 m/pixel @100 km altitude
Volume number Number of coverages Total size
200811 9 94 GB
200811 28 472 GB
200901 43 591 GB
200902 97 3.4 TB

ESA Climate Change Initiative - Ocean Colour Data

Version 2 data highlighted below, Version 1 is available and Version 3 is being added currently. For more info take a look at the marine science data service

Parameter Coverage name on the server Time period covered Spatial resolution Temporal resolution Data volume
Chlorohpyll CCI_V2_release_chlor_a 1 January 1997 - 31 December 2014 Global 4Kmx4Km Monthly 6 TB
Chlorophyll Bias Uncertainty CCI_V2_release_chlor_a_log10_bias 1 January 1997 - 31 December 2014 Global 4Kmx4Km Monthly 6 TB
Chlorophyll RMSD CCI_V2_monthly_chlor_a_rmsd 1 January 1997 - 31 December 2014 Global 4Kmx4Km Monthly 6 TB
Raw Reflectance data CCI_V2_monthly_Rrs_[frequency] 1 January 1997 - 31 December 2014 Global 4Kmx4Km Monthly 40 TB

Surface level parameter

Parameter Coverage name on the server Time period covered Spatial resolution Temporal resolution Data volume
2 m air temperature temp2m 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 27 GB
Sea surface temperature SST 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 20 GB
Mean sea level pressure mslp 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 27 GB
Volumetric soil moisture soil_moisture 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 27 GB

Accumulated forecast

Parameter Coverage name on the server Time period covered Spatial resolution Temporal resolution Data volume
Total precipitation precipitation 2 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 27 GB

Pressure level (500 / 850 / 1000 hPa)

Parameter Coverage name on the server Time period covered Spatial resolution Temporal resolution Data volume
Geopotential height pl_geopot 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 79 GB
Temperature pl_t2m 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 79 GB
Relative humidity pl_relhum 1 January 1979 - 31 December 2015 Global (0.5x0.5 deg) 6-hourly 79 GB
Parameter Coverage name on the server Time period covered Spatial resolution Temporal resolution Data volume
River discharge forecast river_discharge_forecast_opt2 8 April 2008 Global (0.1x0.1 deg) daily 31 GB
Return level discharge return_level2, return_level5, return_level20 Global (0.1x0.1 deg) 1 coverage per return level period 0.6 GB
ERA-interim discharge data ERA_discharge 1 January 1981 - 31 December 1989 Global (0.1x0.1 deg) daily 81 GB

More information about the EarthServer project:

Web portals of EarthServer's data provider:


WCPS Webinar Part 1: Introduction

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WCPS Webinar Part 2: Advanced Queries

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