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Information Studies
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07/17/2024 at 11:30 AM
INST156
How NASA Sees the Earth
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Cross-listed with: GEOG156.
Credit only granted for: GEOG156 or INST156.
The world of Earth science data is complex and can be overwhelming with a wide range of data sources and formats, hefty downloads and the need for complicated analytical tools. To make use of enormous volumes of available data and geoinformation products, one has to know where and how to search and obtain the data, how to analyze the data, and how to extract useful information and knowledge. In this course, you will learn about the state-of-the-art Web-based tools that allow you to efficiently display and analyze a large number of datasets in a way many professionals working in the Earth science domain would. You will learn how to visualize multiple Earth science datasets produced by NASA in a variety of ways directly on the Internet, without the need to download, manage and store them. Students will be introduced to comprehensive functions to analyze the data and generate customized maps, animations, multi-variable correlations, regional subsetting, etc.