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Data Layer GraphicTitle: "World with Ice" (2006)
Description: World with Ice represents a true color cloud-free view of the Earth specially processed to depict areas of the Earth covered with ice. Mosaicking hundreds of individual 2001 NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite images produced this image. For polar sea ice areas MODIS observations were combined with observations of Antarctica made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). The MODIS 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. ESRI georeferenced these data to a real world coordinate system. World with Ice provides an informational and educational view of the ice on our planet.
Keywords and Themes: Atmosphere, Base Maps, Climatology, Earth Cover, Ice, Meteorology, Sea Ice
Filename Prefix: earth_ice_5km.bil
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Mapped Drive Folder: /esri2006/ElevImage_World/world_images/
Total size of data files: 128 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: 2901_edm06

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