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Data Layer GraphicTitle: "World with Clouds" (2006)
Description: 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. World with Clouds provides an informational and educational view of our planet at day.
Keywords and Themes: Atmosphere, Base Maps, Climatology, Clouds, Earth Cover, Meteorology, Weather
Filename Prefix: earth_clouds_5km.bil
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Mapped Drive Folder: /esri2006/ElevImage_World/world_images/
Total size of data files: 96 MB
Data Type: BIL Image
Feature Type: Raster Dataset
Coordinate System: GCS_WGS_1984
Datum: D_WGS_1984Map Units: Decimal degrees

Spatial Extent: World
Resolution: 5 km
Source Scale: 1:18,500,000
Scale Note: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:18,500,000.

Created by: NASA - Visible Earth
Released by: ESRI; ESRI International Distributors
Content Date:
Published Date: 20061001

Collection Name: ESRI® Data & Maps 2006
Physical Location: Reference GIS Data Cabinet
Call Number: G70.212 .E77 2006
Acquired Date: 20061122
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Record ID: 2900_edm06

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