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Earth Update CD-Rom : encyclopedic real-time source for Earth science data, careers, and activities. Written in Macromedia Director for ease of use.
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Summary
Abstract: Earth Update is an interactive, real-time display system of Earth
images and data designed for Museums and Schools and now available to
the general public as a "realtime museum on a disk"! Running from the
CD-ROM, the program displays hundreds of images and movies of the best
of earth images and data, documented, with live web links of how to
find out more. Roughly 15% of the material represents "today's data" -
weather maps, bioactivity maps, earthquake maps, etc. By installing
the software onto a hard drive, you can see "today's data" by
downloading today's images free from the internet with a single click.
Safe for an unattended museum display or school library computer -
live web links can be disabled so that visitors cannot go into
unwanted areas of cyberspace while still being able to retrieve
today's data.

Organized by "spheres" (atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, cryosphere,
and hydrosphere, each of the spheres can be run separately, resulting
in 6 different kiosks if desired. Each sphere has a section "what"
(e.g. what is the atmosphere), "why" (why do we care about the
atmosphere), "who" (who studies the atmosphere), and "how" (how do we
study the atmosphere). In addition, each sphere has a section "what's
hot" (new or controversial topics), "basic info" (fundamental topics),
and "latest images" (today's data). The CD-Rom also has many
activities, categorized by science standard (including geography and
math standards).

Over a million visitors have interacted with our software in museum
and school settings. This powerful software suite is available for
purchase as a single CD which includes both Mac and Windows versions!
Educational and bulk discounts are available.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Earth Science Information Partners Federation Home Page.


Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: Earth Update is an interactive, real-time display system of Earth
images and data designed for Museums and Schools and now available to
the general public as a "realtime museum on a disk"! Running from the
CD-ROM, the program displays hundreds of images and movies of the best
of earth images and data, documented, with live web links of how to
find out more.


Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: SPACE UPDATE is an interactive, real-time display system of
Earth and Space Science images and data designed for Museums and
Schools. Running from the CD-ROM, the program displays hundreds
of images and movies of the best of earth and space science
research, documented, with web references of how to find out
more.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Earth Update CD-Rom : encyclopedic real-time source for Earth science data, careers, and activities. Written in Macromedia Director for ease of use
Dataset Release Place: Houston, TX
Dataset Publisher: Rice University
Online Resource: http://earth.rice.edu/connected/earthupdate.html


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >AQUIFERS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA SURFACE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >WIND-DRIVEN CIRCULATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >MAGNETIC FIELD >MAGNETIC INTENSITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METAMORPHIC ROCKS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE OCCURRENCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
earth
atmosphere
ESIP
biosphere
geosphere
hydrosphere
cryosphere
games
realtime
interactive


Originating Center


Data Center
Rice Space Institute, Rice University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://rsi.rice.edu/
Dataset ID: earth_update_CDROM

Data Center Personnel
Name: PATRICIA REIFF
Phone: (713)348-4634
Fax: (713)348-5143
Email: reiff at rice.edu
Email: connect at space.rice.edu
Contact Address:
Rice Space Institute
6100 Main Street
MS - 108
City: Houston
Province or State: Texas
Postal Code: 77005-1892
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-Rom
Distribution_Size: 690 MB
Fees: $15 US


Personnel
PATRICIA REIFF
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (713)348-4634
Fax: (713)348-5143
Email: reiff at rice.edu
Email: connect at space.rice.edu
Contact Address:
Rice Space Institute
6100 Main Street
MS - 108
City: Houston
Province or State: Texas
Postal Code: 77005-1892
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-07-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-10-19


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