Gregory Leptoukh

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Keywords: Vertical geospatial data A-Train Giovanni CloudSat Earth remote sensing KML KMZ COLLADA Google earth a b s t r a c t Online tools, such as those pioneered by Google Earth (GE), are changing the way in which scientists and the general public interact with three-dimensional geospatial data in a virtual environment. However, while GE provides a(More)
—Satellite-derived aerosol data sets, such as those provided by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrora-diometer (MODIS) instruments, are greatly improving our understanding of global aerosol optical depth (AOD). Yet, there are sampling issues. MODIS' specific orbital geometry, convolved with the need to avoid bright surfaces (glint, desert, clouds,(More)
Recently, it has become easier to access climate data from satellites, ground measurements, and models from various data centers. However, searching, accessing, and processing heterogeneous data from different sources are very time-consuming tasks. There is lack of a comprehensive visual platform to acquire distributed and heterogeneous scientific data and(More)
– The NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) has developed an infrastructure with a Web interface that allows users to perform interactive analysis online without learning different formats and downloading any data, the GES-DISC Interactive Online Visualization and Analysis Infrastructure or "Giovanni." We describe(More)