The Land Information System (LIS) provides collection of sample data for
demonstration of LIS code. The original source of each data set is given
whenever possible. LIS does not endorse the validity, completeness, or
usefulness of the data sets. Users are strongly recommended to compile and
validate their own data sets based on their scientific goals. LIS has the
built-in flexibility for users to ... easily incorporate their own data sets.
The sample data are archived and served in three categories:
1. land surface parameters
2. atmospheric forcing
3. LIS model output.
They are available either by: HTTP, which enables you to directly download data
files; or by GrADS-DODS server (GDS), which enables you to access a
user-defined subset of the sample data.
A web-based visualization system called "Land Explorer" (LE) has been developed
to visualize the data sets. LE tightly integrates with the LIS Grads-DODS
server. It is designed to let users interactively visualize and explore the
sample and other data sets at all resolutions, featuring an intuitive web
interface and fast response.
[Summary provided by NASA.]