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Frequently Asked Questions

What is MOSDAC?

MOSDAC is the short form of Meteorological and Oceanographic Satellite Data Archival Center. It is a ISRO data portal which provides data through its web based service https://mosdac.gov.in

How to be a registered user of MOSDAC?

There is "SignUp" form available on MOSDAC portal. Pl fill up the form and submit. You will be intimated through e-mail about the approval.

How to know forgot password?

Click Forgot Password link on left side of MOSDAC Home Page. Enter user name or email. If valid username/email is entered, password will be sent through email.

How to change password?

Login with your user name and password. On left menu bar, select My Profile. Your Profile page will be displayed. Select change password on top of the page. Provide old and new password and click submit. Your password will be changed.

I don't have username and password of MOSDAC. Can I download data?

Anonymous users (without username and password) can download only open data. In order to download all data from MOSDAC, you need to register on MOSDAC site. There is "SignUp" form available on MOSDAC portal. Pl fill up the form properly and submit. You will be intimated through e-mail about the approval.

How can I get near real time data without data ordering?

If you want near real time data, you can place "standing order" from MOSDAC for Satellite data product/in-situ. Login to MOSDAC site and place standing order. A standing order can be placed for a maximum one month duration. After that you can again place the request. This functionality is available for privileged user only.

How can I check, that my request for satellite data is served?

On left menu bar, select My Request. All pending request will be displayed. If you want to view all request, select "My request tab" from the left menu. If your request is served, its status will be complete.

How in-situ data can be ordered/requested?

You are required to be a registered user for ordering the data. Be a registered user by filling up on-line form. Login to MOSDAC site. Select either "In-situ data order". Select the data of your interest.  Place the order . Sign the agreement. A download link will be provided. After clicking here data will be downloaded on your desk through http.

How satellite data can be ordered/requested?

You are required to be a registered user for ordering the data. Be a registered user by filling up on-line form. Login to MOSDAC site . Select either "Satellite data order" or "In-situ data order". Select the data of your interest.  Add to cart. submit the request. You will be given a request id no. You will be intimated through the mail about readiness of your data. You can also check status of your request from left menu under "My request tab"

Your requested data will be uploaded to your FTP account at ftp://ftp.mosdac.gov.in. You can download data from  ftp://ftp.mosdac.gov.in using your MOSDAC portal user credentials.

Which duration data can be obtained from MOSDAC?

To view availability of data Select "Catalog --> Satellite data" from top menu bar. All data products list of a satellite will be displayed, which contains details of the data products viz: abstract, start date, end date, frequency etc.

How many AWS are installed in each state of India?

Select  "Catalog --> In-situ --> distribution" from top menu bar, AWS distribution map and no. of AWS installed in each state of India will be displayed.

Which duration data is available for AWS?

AWS data is available from Jan 2008 till present date.

How to get description about a data product?