Search & Download

The Portal's exploratory tools facilitate the examination of various data attributes, which enhance the overall data discovery process. Tools include:

  • Quicklook Summary Plots
  • On Demand Plots
  • Data Availability Tool

Multiple data retrievals can be active while exploring for additional data.

On Demand Plots

Plot routine(s) are associated with each data type. The Portal has a web interface for users to control input variables for these plots.

Teams benefit from contributing their plot routines to the Portal; it adds value to how project data are consistently analyzed and disseminated, with advantages for advancing the research field.


Collaboration tools for the Portal include a wiki. The research team can create private areas within the wki to store research notes, IDL routines and other files. Users can also post comments and have ongoing discussions.