Tutorials for using the Earth System Data Explorer

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