|About the DPC
Google Earth Resources
Use of the files on this page requires that you have Google Earth installed on your computer. Google Earth is three-dimensional mapping application
that allows simple viewing of complex maps, terrain, and geolocated data. If you don't already have Google Earth,
click here to obtain the latest release. After installation, click the links below.
This product is experimental and the accurracy is not guaranteed. Predicted orbits should be compared to
http://angler.larc.nasa.gov/cloudsat before operational use.
If you have a Google Earth kml/kmz file that you would like us to host or link to let us know.
|TLE epoch time:||5/20/2013 (jd 140) 16:18
|Forecast generated:||5/21/2013 (jd 141) 15:27
Note - These files are large and may cause a decrease in computer performance while in use.
Turn on View → Scale Legend when using high zoom levels to view the orbit track. The track in Google Earth is a constant width, but in
reality the radar footprint is 1.4 km wide (go to Tools → Options and choose "Meters, Kilometers" in the Rendering box).
To more accurately geolocate points along the track that are between timestamps, turn on the lat/lon grid (View → Lat/Lon Grid) and zoom in.