Tutorials

Tutorials

Do you need tools to help using the Earth System Data Explorer?

MND offers several ways to learn more about how to use this data visualization tool:

  1. Download our Instruction Guide (PDF)
  2. Review the Instructional Videos (YouTube Channel)  
    See the links below for information on individual videos.
  3. Do you need more assistance?  Consider connecting with a NASA representative to meet virtually or face-to-face for hands-on training.  
    • Visit the Contact Us page for more information on how to schedule time.

YouTube Instructional Videos:

1. Getting Started with Earth System Data Explorer

This video introduces:

  • Locating Data Sets
  • Adjusting the location
  • Adjusting the time setting of data
  • Analyzing data with "Compare 2" & "Compare 4" features - Exporting information

2.  Creating Animations with the MND Earth System Data Explorer

This video introduces:

  • Rendering animations using data
  • Operating the media player with the rendered animation

 

3.  Using Google Earth with the MND Earth System Data Explorer

This video introduces:

  • Selecting Data Sets
  • Exporting information to Google Earth

 

4.  Using Coordinates with the MND Earth System Data Explorer

This video introduces:

  • Selecting datasets
  • Selecting geographic area using coordinates

 

5.  Using Data Analysis Tools with Earth System Data Explorer

This video introduces:

  • Common Plot Options
  • Show Values Option

Before engaging students in an interpretation of data using maps and satellite imagery, review these tips:

Mapping Our World