World with Clouds

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NASA - Visible Earth
Originator: ESRI
Publication_Date: 20040301
Title: World with Clouds
Edition: 2004
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ESRI® Data & Maps
Issue_Identification: 2004
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: ESRI
Other_Citation_Details: Location: \world\images
Description:
Abstract:
World with Clouds represents a true color view of the Earth with cloud cover produced by mosaicking hundreds of individual 2001 NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite images. These satellites orbit the Earth at an altitude of 700 km (455 miles). The image has a cell size of 1 kilometer (.386 sq. mi.) at the equator. The image was enhanced with shaded relief imagery, derived from the USGS GTOPO30 digital elevation data. The cloud image is a composite of two days of imagery collected in visible light wavelengths and a third day of thermal infra-red imagery over the poles. ESRI georeferenced these data to a real world coordinate system.
Purpose:
World with Clouds provides an informational and educational view of our planet at day.
Supplemental_Information: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:18,500,000.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200106
Ending_Date: 200109
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Matches software update releases
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.000000
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.000000
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.000000
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.000000
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: image
Theme_Keyword: daytime
Theme_Keyword: clouds
Theme_Keyword: weather
Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: World
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2001
Access_Constraints: Access granted to Licensee only.
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI
Contact_Person: Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 909-793-2853
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 909-793-5953
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Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.509

Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NASA - Visible Earth
Title: The Blue Marble: Land Surface, Ocean Color, Sea Ice and Clouds
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: NASA
Other_Citation_Details:
The data used in this study were acquired as part of the NASA's Earth Science Enterprise. The algorithms were developed by the MODIS Science Teams. The data were processed by the MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS) and Goddard Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC), and are archived and distributed by the Goddard DAAC. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli (land surface, shallow water, clouds). Enhancements by Robert Simmon (ocean color, compositing, 3D globes, animation). Data and technical support: MODIS Land Group; MODIS Science Data Support Team; MODIS Atmosphere Group; MODIS Ocean Group Additional data: USGS EROS Data Center (topography); USGS Terrestrial Remote Sensing Flagstaff Field Center (Antarctica); Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (city lights).

Note: The data set was downloaded from the web site in 2002.

Online_Linkage: <http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/viewrecord?11622>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200106
Ending_Date: 200109
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NASA - Visible Earth
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This spectacular image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. These images are freely available to educators, scientists, museums, and the public. This record includes preview images and links to full resolution versions up to 21,600 pixels across. Much of the information contained in this image came from a single remote-sensing device-NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS. Flying over 700 km above the Earth onboard the Terra satellite, MODIS provides an integrated tool for observing a variety of terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric features of the Earth. The land and coastal ocean portions of these images are based on surface observations collected from June through September 2001 and combined, or composited, every eight days to compensate for clouds that might block the sensor's view of the surface on any single day. Two different types of ocean data were used in these images: shallow water true color data, and global ocean color (or chlorophyll) data. Topographic shading is based on the GTOPO 30 elevation dataset compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Data Center. MODIS observations of polar sea ice were combined with observations of Antarctica made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's AVHRR sensor-the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer. The cloud image is a composite of two days of imagery collected in visible light wavelengths and a third day of thermal infra-red imagery over the poles. Global city lights, derived from 9 months of observations from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, are superimposed on a darkened land surface map.
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: NASA - Visible Earth
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Downloaded the image from <http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/viewrecord?11622>. Uncompressed LZW compression using Corel™ software. Converted image to BIL format with ArcInfo™. Created the header file to georeference the image to WGS84.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NASA - Visible Earth
Process_Date: 20020531

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Pixel
Row_Count: 4096
Column_Count: 8192
Vertical_Count: 1

Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Geographic:
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Planar:
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Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.043945
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Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
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Contact_Organization: ESRI; ESRI International Distributors
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-447-9778
Contact_Instructions:
In the United States, contact the ESRI Telesales staff at 800-447-9778 for more information about our software and data.

Outside the United States, please direct all inquiries to your local ESRI International Distributor. This information can be found at <http://gis.esri.com/intldist/contactint.cfm>.

Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability: See use constraints.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI BIL
Format_Specification:
The BIL file contains the image data. The HDR file contains header information (i.e. number of rows and columns, byte order, etc). The AUX file contains auxiliary information (optional) (i.e. information from ArcGIS, which the BIL format cannot store natively). The BLW file contains world file information (optional). The RRD file contains the pyramid file (optional). The XML file (*.bil.xml) contains the metadata describing the data set (optional).
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Recording_Density: 650
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Recording_Format: ISO 9660
Fees: Software purchase price
Ordering_Instructions: ESRI Data & Maps is available only as part of ESRI® software.
Technical_Prerequisites:
To use this data requires software that supports ESRI BIL files.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040228
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI
Contact_Person: Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 909-793-2853
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 909-793-5953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@esri.com
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