Arc Atlas: Our Earth (CD-ROM)
Entry ID: ESRI_Arc_Atlas

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Summary
Abstract: ArcAtlas: Our Earth brings to your computer a large collection of maps and information about the earth--its people, plants, animals, and their various environments and economies. Whether you're a researcher needing specific information and analytical tools, a teacher or student exploring the earth and its inhabitants, or just curious, ArcAtlas: Our Earth has something to offer you.

ArcAtlas: Our Earth is a unique digital atlas, the result of many years of research by geographers and other earth scientists from Russia and the United States. More than forty different geographic themes were compiled for this atlas, with much of the information developed especially for this project.

The collaboration involved the efforts of more than 120 scientists and specialists belonging to a dozen research and other institutions ncluding DATA + (Russia), the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, and ESRI (United States).

What the atlas includes:

1. Cartographic data. Maps of each continent in the form of ArcInfo coverages.

2. More than 100 space images from a Russian satellite, and photographs from the authors' personal collections.

3. Map images including reference maps showing physical and political eatures, example maps for each geographic theme showing what the data are like, and world thematic maps.

4. ArcView projects with maps and legends.

5. On-line text that includes map descriptions, definitions of feature attributes, methods of map compilation, references, and links to ArcView maps and images.


Some things you can do with ArcAtlas: Our Earth:

1. Map the ranges of more than 300 animal species and groups.

2. Discover where human activities are changing the landscape.

3. Compare precipitation patterns to distribution of vegetation and soils.

4. Discover which countries produce the most electricity with atomic
energy.

5. Explore the pattern of volcanic eruptions around the globe.

6. Map the places where aluminum is found.

7. Learn what parts of Europe have the greatest average temperature change between summer and winter.

8. Explore maps of population density and soils to locate regions where people may be affected by soil polluted with lead.

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Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: ArcAtlas CD_ROM purchase homepage.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: ArcAtlas picture gallery.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ESRI
Dataset Title: Arc Atlas: Our Earth
Dataset Release Date: 1990-1-01
Dataset Release Place: Redlands, CA
Dataset Publisher: ESRI
Data Presentation Form: maps
Online Resource: http://www.esri.com/data/catalog/esri/esri_aa.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >DROUGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FOG    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FREEZE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FROST    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >MONSOONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TORNADOES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TYPHOONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >HAIL    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SLEET    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ALPINE/TUNDRA    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >BEACHES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DUNES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >KARST LANDSCAPE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >BIOMASS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >POLITICAL DIVISIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >COMMUNICATIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >CULTURAL FEATURES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >ELECTRICITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >PIPELINES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >TRANSPORTATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >SALTWATER INTRUSION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >FLOODS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >HYDROPATTERN    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATER CHANNELS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >EROSION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >COASTAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >EOLIAN LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >GLACIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >KARST LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >MAGNETIC FIELD    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOTHERMAL DYNAMICS >GEOTHERMAL ENERGY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METAMORPHIC ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FAULT MOVEMENT    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FOLDS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >LAVA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >MAGMA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >PYROCLASTICS COMPOSITION/TEXTURE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >ASH/DUST COMPOSITION    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >VOLCANIC GASES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
BAROMETERS    [Information]
Hydrometers    [Information]
SNOW MEASURING ROD    [Information]
SOIL SAMPLER    [Information]
Thermometers    [Information]
SEISMOGRAPHS    [Information]
Seismometers    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
ARCATLAS >ARCATLAS    [Information]


Access Constraints
license fee


Use Constraints
ESRI license agreement
http://gisstore.esri.com/gisstore/gisstore/license/uni_lic.pdf


Keywords
GIS
landscape zones
shaded releif
vegetation zones
population density
political structures
urban settlements
transportation routes
industry
soils
agriculture
land use
protected areas
hydrographic network
lithosphere
precipitation
Wind Sensors
minerals


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
ESRI


Data Center
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.esri.com/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ARC DATA ONLINE
Phone: 909-793-2853
Fax: 909-307-3025
Email: aoteam at esri.com
Contact Address:
ESRI Headquarters
380 New York Street
City: Redlands
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Distribution_Size: 380 MB
Distribution_Format: ArcView shapefiles, Arc/Info files,
GIF

Fees: $250

Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: shapefile
Fees: None


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-11

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