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NASA Earth Observatory Monthly Global Images

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Abstract: The NASA Earth Observatory produces high-quality global images monthly for
public use and distribution. These monthly global images provides
web-resolution copies of each of the monthly maps, along with links to
8km/pixel and 2km/pixel JPEGs, and full-resolution torrents.
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Description: Access to images.

Description: NASA Earth Observatory homepage.
Multimedia Sample
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Geographic Coverage
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA
Dataset Title: NASA Earth Observatory Monthly Global Images
Dataset Publisher: NASA
Data Presentation Form: imagery
Online Resource:
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 8km
Longitude Resolution: 8km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Access Constraints Because of the very large image sizes, we must limit the number of 500 meter
per pixel files downloaded each day. To request data, please send email to: Data is made available on a first come/first serve
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Earth Observatory, Earth Observing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: lorraine.a.remer at
Contact Address:
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 613.2
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: JPEG
Fees: No fees
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-02-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24