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World Wind Virtual Globe

Image/terrain datasets
Animated data layers
MODIS - 10-25-2003, Los Angles fire smoke

World Wind (Wiki), developed by NASA Ames Research Center, "lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there."

World Wind can overlay weather and national disaster information, zoom to street level via aerial photos or fly over topographic features in 3D.

Other virtual globes: TerraServer, Google Earth and MSN Virtual Earth

Unfortunately, World Wind software is only available for Windows OS. Unlike Google Earth, NASA World Wind is open source.

Added 3/7/06

Vote On Journals

Should these Journals be Added to the Boulder Labs Library Collection?

Contact Carolyn Herder if you would use any of these journals on a regular basis, or suggest another journal for acquisition.

Added 3/14/06

Have You Seen These?

The following books are missing from the DSRC/Branch Library and are needed for researchers.
If you have any of these items please return them.

Added 3/28/06

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