Data Access

The following JASMES site provides various products in binary and netCDF formats.

 1) SGLI Standard Data Service
 2) SGLI Near-realtime Monitor Service
 3) MODIS Near-realtime Monitor Service
 4) JASMES Map Monitor
 5) FAI Monitor
 6) Inner bay Monitor

1. Terms of Use of the Service and conditions

Users are expected to follow the terms of use described on this page in the use of the Service. Please read the terms and conditions carefully and agree on them before the use of the Service. (The "Agree" button is at the bottom of this page.)

To use the SGLI and MODIS data of JASMES (in binary, netCDF and text formats), please fill in items 0~8 shown below after the agreement and then press the "Confirm" button.

To access GCOM-W1/AMSR2 data, please use the Global Portal Service (G-Portal).


1. Registered E-Mail

2. License and note

Please note, when using the images, satellite observation data (binary, netCDF etc), and/or text data on our website, the following conditions apply:

  1. Disclaimer:
    Please refer to "Terms of Use of Research Data".

  2. Images:
    Please refer to "Terms of Use of Research Data" and the table below and describe the image content that corresponds to the sensor used.

  3. Table for Credit
    SensorContentsCredit
    SGLI Daily [Near Real-time] Courtesy of JAXA
    Japan [Standard*1] Courtesy of JAXA
    Global [Standard*1] Courtesy of JAXA
    Japan [FAI monitor] Courtesy of JAXA
    Japan [Inner Bay monitor] Courtesy of JAXA
    8-day Japan [Standard*1] Courtesy of JAXA
    Global [Standard*1] Courtesy of JAXA
    Monthly Japan [Standard*1] Courtesy of JAXA
    Global [Standard*1] Courtesy of JAXA
    Daily Global [Research] Courtesy of JAXA
    MODIS Daily Global (climate) Courtesy of JAXA / NASA
    Gobi/Taklamakan (yellow sand)
    [Standard]
    Courtesy JAXA/NASA/GSFC
    [Near Real-time] Courtesy JAXA /NASA
    MODIS Near Real-time Data
    (ocean parameters)
    Courtesy JAXA
    (TRIC data) Courtesy JAXA / TSIC/TRIC
    Daily (climate) Courtesy JAXA
    Weekly Daily (climate) Courtesy JAXA
    Monthly Global (climate) Courtesy JAXA / NASA/GSFC
    Japan (climate) Courtesy JAXA
    Thai (climate) Courtesy JAXA /IIS/AIT
    AMSR-E Daily Global (water cycle) Courtesy JAXA
    Climate Polar (sea ice) Courtesy JAXA
    AMSR2 Daily Global (water cycle) Courtesy JAXA
    Climate Polar (sea ice) Courtesy JAXA
    SMMR Climate Polar (sea ice) Courtesy JAXA / NASA/JPL
    WindSat Daily Global (water cycle) Courtesy JAXA / NRL/NESDIS
    Climate Polar (sea ice)
    SSM/I Daily Global (water cycle) Courtesy JAXA / NASA/JPL
    Climate Polar (sea ice) Courtesy JAXA /RSS
    TMI Daily Global (water cycle) Courtesy JAXA
    JMA(Japan Meteorological Agency) -- Pressure pattern, wind speed, AMeDAS(snow depth) Courtesy Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
    • *1 "Standard" means that the source of this data originates from the SGLI standard data in HDF5 files released from the G-Portal. The SGLI standard data to be released from JASMES are resampled onto the JASMES-Grid*2 and stored in netCDF4 files.
    • *2 See the following URL for the definition of the JASMES-Grid; https://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/JASMES/SGLI_STD/about_sglistd.html
  4. Satellite observation data:
    Please refer to "Terms of Use of Research Data".
    JAXA asks that those who use satellite data obtained from this Site please observe the conditions specified below.
    • Utilization under agreements and collaborative research contracts

      When using binary data provided from this Site in accordance with such agreements and collaborative research contracts, please observe the terms of use specified in the agreement or joint research contract.

When publishing any papers or reports using the binary data or images posted on this website, please send reprints of those papers/reports to the JAXA/EORC GCOM Secretariat (formerly the ADEOS/OCEAN Secretariat).

<Contact>
Earth Observation Research Center / JAXA
GCOM Secretariat(formerly ADEOS/OCEAN Secretariat)
2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8505 Japan
FAX: +81-29-868-2961
E-mail:

3. Acknowledgment

The images and binary data available on this website are processed and generated by JAXA using source data provided by the following organizations.

SensorPage NameData Provider / Acknowledgement
MODIS Daily Global (climate)
Gobi/Taklamakan (yellow sand)
Terra/Aqua MODIS data are provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
MODIS Near Real-time Terra/Aqua MODIS data are provided by the Tokai University Research & Information Center (TRIC).
Monthly Global(climate) Terra/Aqua MODIS data are provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
Thai(climate) Terra/Aqua MODIS data are provided by the Asian Institute of Technology and the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo (IIS).
WindSat Daily Polar (sea ice) WindSat Sensor Data Record (SDR) brightness temperatures are provided by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS).
Climate
SSM/I Daily Global (water cycle) The SSM/I Sensor Data Record (SDR) brightness temperatures are provided by NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS).
Climate Polar (sea ice) The SSM/I Antenna Temperature (TA) data were produced by Remote Sensing Systems (RSS).
SMMR Climate Polar (sea ice) The Nimbus-7 SMMR Pathfinder Brightness Temperature Data were provided by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
others JASMES Sea level pressure , Wind Speed and Direction Data GGLA data are provided bye the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

4. Registration of user e-mail address

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After user registration, this Site notifies the user that registration has been completed via the registered e-mail address.
If the user receives no e-mail notification or receives an unfamiliar e-mail, please send inquiries to .

5. Protection of Personal Information & Handling of Personal Information

JAXA handles the personal information such as names and e-mail addresses in accordance with the Code and other laws and regulations regarding personal information including GDPR and JAXA's rules on protection of personal information.
For details, refer to "Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR" and "JAXA Privacy Policy".

JAXA doesn't use registered personal information except for the following purposes:

  • Statistic and analysis of data use
  • Questionnaire surveys to users for improvement of the Service
  • Response to inquiries from users

In addition, JAXA employs other companies to perform functions on our behalf. The functions include the system management, user management, and the >Water Cycle & Water Resource Management Research Group operation.
They may access to personal information to perform the functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

6. Management of account and password

User account and password are managed and used under the responsibility of user. JAXA is not responsible to you for any loss or damage or due to any other cause beyond the control of JAXA that may be caused by misuse of user account and password by another person.

7. Ownership of Data etc.

The copyrights of the standard products and other materials provided in the Service are the property of JAXA. Please use them in compliance with the conditions stipulated in "Terms of Use of Research Data" (https://earth.jaxa.jp/policy/en.html).

8. Caution regarding phishing

This site will not send any e-mails asking for confirmation or urging users to reenter their e-mail address or password.
If you receive an e-mail from a forged site urging you to reenter your user information, do not access the URLs given in the email nor open any files attached to the e-mail.

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