CD-ROM, DVD, Video List

CD-ROMs and DVDs may be used in the department and may be available for checking out. Arrangements for viewing videos can be made.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NAS)

The Adventure of Echo The Bat, An Adventure in Remote Sensing, Grades 5-8, etc., 2003, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:EC 4/CD
Apollo NASA PPMI, "Lessons Learned", 1997, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:AP 4/V.1-2/CD
Quick Time videos on Project Apollo.

Astronomical Data Center, Selected Astronomical Catalogs, Volume 4, NP-1997(10)-042-GSFC, (CD-ROM), December 1997 NAS 1.86:AS 8/V.4/CD
Astronomical Data Center, Selected Astronomical Catalogs, Volume 4/Release 2, 1997, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:AS 8/V.4/997/CD
55 frequently requested or updated astronomical catalogs.

CCSDS (Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems) Recommendations and Reports, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:C 76/yr
1997-1998. More issues on Internet.

Climatology Interdisciplinary Data Collection (CIDC), etc., Volumes 1-4, June 1998, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:C 61/V.1-4/CD
Monthly means of over 70 physical parameters -land, ocean, sun, cryosphere, biosphere, atmosphere. Designed for study of global change, seasonal to interannual climate change, and other phenomena that require from one to dozens of interacting parameters. Also contains 3 heuristic scenarios dealing with monsoons, El Nino events, and global warming. 

Collected Data of the Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study, Boreal Ecosystem - Atmosphere Study, Boreas CD-ROM Set, 12 CD-ROM Pack: First Edition, March 2000, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:B 64/CD
12 CD-ROM set containing the finalized point data sets and compressed image data from the BOREAS Project, an interdisciplinary climate-ecosystem interaction experiment in the northern boreal forests of Canada (1993-1996). Includes ground data, upper air and surface meteorology data, land cover and soil maps, GIS data, aircraft, Landsat and AVHRR satellite images. Project website includes more information and final data.

Compton Observatory Surveying the Universe with Egret 1991-1996, NP-1997(10)-044-GSFC, Vol. 1-2, (CD-ROM), December 1997 NAS 1.86:C 73/V.1-2/CD
Collects all data and analysis tools needed for research with EGRET (Energetic Gamma-Ray Experiment Telescope) in one place.

Detector Development Laboratory Interactive Tour, 1997, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:D 48/CD
Interactive tour through a highly advanced semiconductor fabrication facility which is available for commercial contract research and development. 

EO-1 Hyperion & ALI Data Users Workshop, November 28-29, 2001, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:H 99/2001/CD

EOS Science Plan and Executive Summary, PDF Files, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:EA 7/2/CD

EOSDIS Terra Data Sampler #1, Version 1, Western U.S. Wildfires 2000, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:EA 7/4/CD
This CD-ROM contains sample data in HDF-EOS format from the instruments on board the Earth Observing System (EOS) Terra satellite. The remotely sensed, coincident data for the Western U.S. wildfires were acquired August 30, 2000. This CD-ROM provides information about the Terra mission, instruments, data, and viewing tools. It also provides the Collage tool for viewing data, and links to Web sites containing other digital data processing software.

Exploring the Extreme Universe!, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:UN 3/2/CD/yr
Interactive multimedia.

Gamma Ray Observatory PPMI, "Lessons Learned", (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:G 14/CD
Quicktime videos.

Geomorphology from Space: A Global Overview of Regional Landforms, Version 1.0, GFS_0002, 1996 NAS 1.86:G 29/CD
Discusses Earth and planetary landforms and landscapes, including description, classification, origin and development. Includes 237 images.

Imagine The Universe! StarChild, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:UN 3/yr/CD
Annual captures of the Imagine the Universe! Multimedia designed for students 14 and up. Website. Current website:

International Course, Remote Sensing of the Earth's Environment from terra La Scuola per la societa dell' Informazione, Movies, Disk 1 - 2, August 25-30, 2002, (CD-ROM)
NAS 1.86:IN 8/DISK 1-2/CD
The two CD set is a useful compilation of PowerPoint lectures on all aspects of the algorithms used to process and interpret remote sensing data acquired from the Terra satellite. Lectures include an introduction of single scattering, multiple scattering, absorption and scattering properties of the Earth's atmosphere and land surface, remote sensing techniques, and satellite orbits. The two CD set includes all PowerPoint lectures (one CD) and the many movies and animations that are linked to these lectures to illustrate the physical principles as well as the many results of the application of these techniques to real data (second CD). There is also one IDL script for simulating the bidirectional reflectance function of vegetation by varying selected parameters of an analytic model.

International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Program, USA NASA DDF ISTP- , CD-ROM) NAS 1.86/3:DDF ISTP-

Introductory MODIS Multidisciplinary Data Set, (MMDS), Issued January 2003, (CD-ROM)
NAS 1.86:M 72/CD
A special multidisciplinary set of MODIS data products is now available. It was prepared to accelerate general knowledge of the availability of consistent, scientifically useful MODIS data products for global modeling and other highly multidisciplinary analyses. The choice and amount of products provided here is based on several factors: (1) the desire to provide one conveniently-sized set of data products that would fit on a CD; (2) to indicate the maturity of the products for scientific use; (3) to provide enough of the MODIS products to emphasize the breadth and multidisciplinary nature of MODIS data. Data sets cover time period November 2000-October 2001. Complete list of data products on web site.

Magellan Full-Resolution Radar Mosaics, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86/2:
Images of Venus from NASA's Magellan mission.

Magnetospheric Constellation, (CORRECTION), (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:M 27/CD/CORR
A multimedia educational presentation on the sun and its effects on the earth, including components for elementary, middle, and high schools with corresponding teachers' guides.

Making Sun-Earth Connections, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:SU 7/2/CD
A multimedia educational presentation on the sun and its effects on the earth, including components for elementary, middle, and high schools with corresponding teachers' guides.

Mission to the Moon: Clementine, Clementine Digital Image Model HiRes 750-nm Strip Mosaics, Vol. 1-22, 1998, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:C 59/V.1-22/998/CD
Contains Digital Image Model (DIM) strip mosaics produced from images taken by Clementine high resolution camera and are approximately 2653 x 300 pixels at 20-30 m/pixel resolution. Each CD also contains browse images stored in JPEG format. Mission website:

Mission to the Moon: Clementine, Clementine Digital Image Model UVVIS 750-nm Basemap, Vol. 01-15, 1997, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:C 59/V.1-15/CD
Clementine basemap mosaic of Earth's moon" (more than 43,000 images partitioned into 14 geographic zones) is mapped at resolution of 100 meters per pixel requiring approximately 10 gigabytes of digital storage. Final disc contains reduced-resolution global coverage and browse collection. Mission website:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, ST-5 PDR, June 19-20, 2001, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:SP 1
PDF report and PowerPoint presentation.

Pacific Exploratory Mission in the North Western Pacific Phase A and B, September-October 1991, February-March 1994, August 2000, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:G 51/2/V.1-2/CD
A comprehensive investigation of the chemical composition, transport, and chemistry of the atmosphere in the north western Pacific Ocean and most of the southern Pacific. Information on radiation, clouds, aerosols, and tropospheric chemistry. GTE website includes data archive.

Pacific Exploratory Mission in the Tropical Pacific Phase A (PEM-Tropics A) Aug - Sept, 1996, February 2000, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:G 51/CD
Contains tropospheric data derived from a NASA mission conducted in the South Pacific August-September 1996.

Proceedings of the … Annual Software Engineering Workshop, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:SO 2/2/yr/CD

Proceedings of the 1st Annual NRO-OSL/GSFC-ATS, Rideshare Conference, etc., April 15-16, 1999, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:R 43/CD

Program Tasks and Bibliography for FY 1999, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:P 94/CD
Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications.

Remembering Apollo 11, 1969 - 1999, July 1999, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:AP 4/2/CD
Collection of "hard-to-find" technical and other information on the Apollo 13 mission and the Apollo program in general. Includes basic overviews, annotated bibliography, technical data such as mission operations reports, histories, biographies, video and audio clips and images. Companion website.

ROSAT X-Ray Images, Vol. 8, June 1, 1998, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:R 67/V.8/CD
ROSAT was launched June 1, 1990, into a 96 minute ecliptic-near-polar orbit. Images on discs were obtained by X-ray detectors on board ROSAT X-ray satellite observatory. Mission website:

SAFARI 2000, Southern African Regional Science Initiative, Volume 1, SAFARI 2000, No. 1-2 (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:SA 1/CD/V.1/NO.1-2
Project website.

SIR-C Education Program, Pre-Launch CD-ROM, vol ID NAS 1.86:ED 8/CD
Educational program for middle and high schools to teach scientific and technological skills through interaction with radar images of the earth. Includes teacher's guide, lesson plans, presentation materials, radar images, photos, maps and software for image display.

SOHO NASA PPMI, "Lessons Learned", 1997, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:SO 2/V.1-2/CD

SORCE, Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment, Interactive CD-ROM
NAS 1.86:S 04/CD
The Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) is a NASA-sponsored satellite mission that will provide state-of-the-art measurements of incoming x-ray, ultraviolet, visible, near-infared, and total solar radiation. Multimedia. Includes sections on mission, history, science, technical, launch, animation and videos. Also includes materials aimed at students including cut-out paper models. Project website.

Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment II, Sage II Version 6.0, Vol. 1-2, October 1984-April 2000, June 2000, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:ST 8/2/V.1-2/CD
The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) II was launched aboard the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite in October 1984 during STS-41-G. The instrument provides high quality measurements of ozone, nitrogen dioxide, water vapor, and multi-wavelength aerosol extinction from the mid-troposphere to as high as the lower mesosphere. Mission website has more information and updated data.

Techno Agent, 1997, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:T 22/CD
Mac only. Multimedia.

Terra MODIS Oceans Data, etc., Vol. 2, Disk 1-2, Issued Janauary 2003, (CD-ROM)
NAS 1.86:T 27/2/V.2/DISK 1-2/CD
This set of two CD-ROMs contains the Terra MODIS Ocean - Collection 4 reprocessed data, representing a dramatic improvement in quality and consistency over previous data versions. The first CD-ROM presents a survey of parameters and data types, thereby showing the breadth of MODIS Ocean data available. The second CD-ROM contains a time series of weekly HDF data data files, movie files depicting one year of weekly images, and two presentations on MODIS Ocean data.

Terra: the EOS flagship, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:T 27/yr/CD
Visual images representing the development of the TERRA spacecraft and its mission. Mission website:

The Asian Monsoon and Data Assimilation, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:M 75/CD
Contains teacher, student and resource guides for middle and high school students and a data visualizer with 4000 data graphs. Includes multimedia presentations at four levels of complexity from a brief overview to scientific papers by NASA scientists. Includes 4000 charts of temperature, precipitation and wind for Seoul, Bombay, Calcutta, Seattle, Washington, DC, and London for 1985-1989. Also includes ASCII temperature and precipitation data for Bombay (1878-1989), Calcutta (1931-1989), London (1841-1989), LA, (1877-1977, 1987-1989), Seoul (1905-1989), washington, DC (1824-1842, 1846-1848, 1854-1859, 1862-1989). Similar and more data sets available in publication World Monthly Surface Station Climatology or NASA GEDEX CD-ROM.

The Dynamic Sun, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:SU 7/yr/CD
A multimedia educational presentation on the sun and its effects on the earth, including components for elementary, middle, and high schools with corresponding teachers' guides. Most images are from SOHO, the Solar and Helispheric Observatory.

The First Forty Years: A Collection of Selected Images, (CD-ROM)
NAS 1.86:IM 1/CD
Images of historical significance from the NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Office of Public Affairs historical image archive. Images also appear in the book "Dreams, Hopes and Realities: NASA Goddard's First Forty Years". Images in JPEG and TIF. Mac and Windows image browsers provided.

The Remote Sensing Tutorial Online Handbook, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:R 28/CD
Tutorial provides detailed understanding of utility of remote sensing data in monitoring Earth's surface and atmosphere. Aims to develop skills in interpreting visual displays and data sets both by direct inspection and by computer processing. NASA recommends using online version concurrently with the CD one, as a tutorial, to supply the updates not available on the CD.

The Spacelab Accomplishments Forum, September 2000, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:SP 2/CD

The Sun-Earth Connection: Report to the Associate Administrator, NASA's Office of Space Science, May 9, 2000, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:SU 7/3/CD
Includes report and video. CD-ROM edition of print document.

Transport & Atmospheric Chemistry Near the Equator-Atlantic, (GTE Global Tropospheric Experiment, Trace-A), September-October 1992, December 2000, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:G 51/3/CD

Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:T 75/CD
Contains PowerPoint presentation providing an overview of TRMM program and significant scientific results; set of data movies and animations; listings of current TRMM-related publications in the literature. Project website:

Twenty-first Space Simulation Conference, "The Future of Space Simulation Testing in the 21st Century", (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:SP 2/2/CD

Viewing The Violent Universe (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:UN 3/3/CD
Contains computer-viewable version of a 5-minute video on the launch and early achievements of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.

Visit to an Ocean Planet, Version 1.1, TOPEX/POSEIDON, An Educational, 1998 (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:OC 2/CD
Educational multimedia CD-ROM designed for middle and high school curricula as well as the general public based on results for the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite launched by NASA and CNES to measure oceans. Related website includes classroom guide and additional materials.

Welcome to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise, Educational CD-ROM, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:EA 7/no./yr/CD
Interactive multimedia educational CD-ROM. "NASA's Earth Science Enterprise is dedicated to understanding the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment. The vantage point of space provides information about Earth's land, atmosphere, ice, oceans, and biota that is obtainable in no other way. Programs of the Enterprise study the interactions among these components to advance the new discipline of Earth System Science, with a near-term emphasis on global climate change." Program website has additional materials.

Welcome to The EOSDIS Data Sampler, (CD-ROM) NAS 1.86:EA 7/CD
Interactive multimedia introduction to NASA's EOSDIS data centers and featured data.

Welcome to the Planets: Educational CD-ROM, Version 1 NAS 1.86:P 69
Includes selected images acquired over approximately 20 years of NASA planetary exploration. Each image is accompanied by information about Solar System bodies and various spacecraft that explored them. CD-ROM includes narration, images and data. Website has additional materials matching Version 1.5 of Welcome to the Planets.
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