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The NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) staff is pleased to announce the release of the GCMD Keywords Version 13.5. Please find below a table of the keywords. All keywords are new except where noted as Updated. Please post any questions about this release to the GCMD Keyword Forum.

The keywords help facilitate the classification and discovery of Earth Science data by providing a rich vocabulary for characterizing the data. The GCMD keywords are used by hundreds of data providers worldwide for categorizing the ~33,000 records stored in the Common Metadata Repository

For more information about the keywords and how to access them, please visit the Keyword Landing Page. Questions about the keywords can be submitted to support@earthdata.nasa.gov or directed to Valerie Dixon at valerie.dixon@nasa.gov.

GCMD Keywords Version 13.5

Keyword TypeFollow links to view Keyword details in the GCMD Keyword Viewer
ProjectS-MODE > Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment
Instrument(Update) KaRIn moved from "Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Active Remote Sensing > Spectrometers/Radiometers > Lidar/Laser Spectrometers" to "Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Active Remote Sensing > Imaging Radars"
Project

(Update) Revised SWOT Project Description 

Change:

“SWOT was one of 15 missions listed in the 2007 National Research Council Decadal Survey of Earth science as missions that NASA should implement in the coming decade.

To:

“SWOT is one of 15 recommended missions listed in the 2007 National Research Council Decadal Survey of Earth science.”

PlatformFY-1A > FengYun-1A

Chronostratigraphic Units

(Update to definition only) PROTEROZOIC

ProjectMEaSUREs/OSWV > MEaSUREs ESDR of the Ocean Surface Vector Winds, Stress, and Their Dynamically-Significant Derivatives




































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