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
(http://wdssii.nssl.noaa.gov/geotiff/)

Biosphere: James Reserve sensor web
(http://www.jamesreserve.edu/)

Cryosphere: National Snow and Ice Data Center sea ice coverage
(http://nsidc.org/data/virtual_globes/)

Geology: Global paleogeographic time animation by Valery Hronusov
(http://gisplanet.blogspot.com/)

Hydrology: Water Resources Observation Network stream flow
(http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/735347/Main/492864)

Oceanography: Coral Reef Watch satellite monitoring
(http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/ge/index.html)

Planetary: Global Mars overlay
(http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/73974)

Seismology: US Geological Survey real-time earthquakes
(http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/data/google_earth.php)

Volcanology: Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program volcano layer
(http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/globallists.cfm?listpage=googleearth)

 

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)