Gridded Environmental Data in the Cloud: NCEI Data Access Perspective
The development of affordable cloud storage has revolutionized data storage and distribution, offering enhanced durability and nearly unlimited capacity. As the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information migrates on-premises data, software, and applications to the cloud, it is important for these resources to evolve to leverage the benefits of scalability and agility in the cloud. Here we illustrate how existing services can be built in AWS to work with traditional gridded data in S3 object storage, as well as introduce new technologies and tools for converting to and working with zarr-formatted environmental data. This poster was presented at the 2021 Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Summer Meeting held virtually in July 2021.