Process ICESat-2 datasets in the cloud through REST API calls to SlideRule web services.
SlideRule is a web service for on-demand science data processing, which provides researchers and other Earth science data systems low-latency access to customized data products using processing parameters supplied at the time of the request. SlideRule runs in AWS us-west-2 and has access to the official ICESat-2 datasets hosted by the NSIDC.
The Python client for SlideRule provides a local script interface for making function calls that interact with SlideRule.
Where To Begin
SlideRule is openly developed on GitHub at https://github.com/ICESat2-SlideRule. We welcome all feedback and contributions! For more details on the different ways to reach out to us, see our Contact Us page.
The SlideRule project is funded by NASA’s ICESat-2 program and is led by the University of Washington in collaboration with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The first public release of SlideRule ocurred in April 2021. Since then we’ve continued to add functionality and make improvements to our processing architecture. As we grow we are looking to extend SlideRule services with datasets from other missions and add new processing algorithms for different Earth science applications.