Further Reading

Virtual Globes

List of Virtual Globe programs


Examples of Scientific KML

Atmosphere: National Severe Storms Laboratory / University of Oklahoma weather analysis and forecasting

Biosphere: James Reserve sensor web

Cryosphere: National Snow and Ice Data Center sea ice coverage

Geology: Global paleogeographic time animation by Valery Hronusov

Hydrology: Water Resources Observation Network stream flow

Oceanography: Coral Reef Watch satellite monitoring

Planetary: Global Mars overlay

Seismology: US Geological Survey real-time earthquakes

Volcanology: Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program volcano layer


Virtual Globes in Science Articles

Lubick, N. (2005). Spinning around the globe online, Geotimes, December 2005  (www)

Dicum, G. (2006). Green eyes in the sky, SFGate.com, 11 January 2006  (www)

Butler, D., (2006a). Mashups mix data into global service, Nature 439, doi:10.1038/439006a

Butler, D. (2006b). The web-wide world, Nature 439, pp.776-778

Nourakhsh, I., Sargent, R., Wright A., Cramer K., McClendon, B., Jones M. (2006) Mapping disaster zones, Nature 439, pp.787-788, doi:10.1038/439787a  (pdf)

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Dworschak, M. (2006). How Google Earth is changing science, Spiegel Online, 1 August 2006  (www)

Gramling, C. (2007). Google Planet: With virtual globes, earth scientists see a new world, Geotimes, February 2007, pp. 38-39  (www)

Simonite, T. (2007) Virtual Earths let researchers "mash up" data, New Scientist, 5 May 2007 (www)