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Using Giovanni and Google Earth to visualize A-Train data
The combination of Giovanni and Google Earth allows striking visualization of data from the "A-Train" satellite constellation
NASA GES DISC projected and visualized A-Train swath data along with A-train vertical profiles in Google Earth
GES DISC users are able to visualize both vertical data curtain plots and surface strips for the same temporal and spatial range utilizing data obtained from the A-Train Giovanni. After selecting a specific temporal/spatial range, KMZ files with vertical information (temperature, water vapor, clouds, aerosols, etc.) and surface swaths (cloud pressure, cloud top temperature, cloud cover, etc.) are available for downloading and visualizing in Google Earth.
The image below visualizes the Atmospheric Temperature Vertical Profile and Cloud Top Pressure Surface Strips from MODIS-Aqua on March 9th, 2009. This region is equatorial Africa. Note that the image is oriented with North to the right.