Image Composite Explorer
This tool adapts the NASA Earth Observatory's Image Composite Explorer to function as an RCO with real-time data capability. This means the ICE RCO has the functionality of the original ICE tool, but in addition to working on static images prepared ahead of time, in real-time mode lets the user work with the most recent MODIS data available (from both satellites, Terra and Aqua). The idea for real-time mode is this: for whatever Earth location you choose, you will get the most recent MODIS data available. Because of this, you will see visual discontinuities in the data where polar passes overlap.
This RCO provides many mechanisms for data analysis and exploration, including RGB and math composites, scatter plots, and histograms. For examples and guides for users and teachers, see the NASA link above, or simply explore using the example usage below.
If you wish to use any of the SOSE RCOs in real-time mode on your own web server, you will need to install a small web application in a servlet container such as Tomcat. Contact us for details.
The sample XML file provided below must be populated with appropriate data and placed in the same location as the HTML file used to access and present this RCO.
This link will bring up a separate browser window with a page that uses this RCO in RGB mode.
This link will bring up a separate browser window with a page that uses this RCO in Math mode.
Create your XML file one of two ways:
Edit this sample Image Composite Explorer XML file
Generate your XML automatically with this link.
This RCO bundled as a jar file
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