In the era of 3D visualization, physical globes remain an important educational and scientific communication tool. The digital globe is the next generation – still providing the simple wonder of a spherical display, but combining it with the sophistication and power of today’s digital imagery.
Application of Next-Generation Satellite Data to a High-Resolution, Real-Time Land Surface Model
A suite of real-time soil characteristic products for the contiguous United States will be enhanced by data from the upcoming Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite missions. These products are used by operational weather forecasters to aid in analyzing and forecasting drought, extreme heat, and convective initiation.