Crustal Dynamics Data Information System, Solar System Exploration Division, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Data Center Description
The Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS) is a dedicated data center supporting the international space geodesy community, providing easy and ready access to a variety of data sets, products, and information about these data. The data center was established in 1982 as a dedicated data bank to archive and distribute all Crustal Dynamics Project-acquired data and information about these data. Today, the CDDIS continues to serve as the NASA archive and distribution center for space geodesy data, particularly Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS, currently GPS and GLONASS), laser ranging, Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), and Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite (DORIS) data. The specialized nature of the CDDIS lends itself well to enhancement to accommodate diverse data sets and user requirements. All data sets and metadata extracted from these data sets are accessible to scientists through ftp and the Web; general information about each data set is accessible via the Web.
The data archive supports NASA’s space geodesy activities within the Science Mission Directorate. The CDDIS data system and its archive have become increasingly important to many national and international programs, particularly several of the operational services within the International Association of Geodesy (IAG). The CDDIS serves as one of the primary data centers for the following IAG services: the International GNSS Service (IGS), the International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS), the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS), the International DORIS Service (IDS), and the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS).
CDDIS Contact: Carey E. Noll NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Code 690 Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA Email: Carey.E.Noll@nasa.gov