Re: anyone at SSEC.WISC.EDU with this data ?

At 14:50 30/09/2003 -0600, you wrote:

The problem is that any global composite is going to include
Meteosat data which has restrictions on when/where it can
be distributed outside the US.  If you don't want to display
it in realtime, then it can be redistributed after 72 hours.

Any pointer for that "short delayed imagery" ?

What I want to do is a kind of Earth Browser (know the famous app ?). They seem to get the data. May be it is not 1K but I don't think it is less than 8K. Of course I would need ahead of time 1m data, but less accurate will be accepted on short term. May be Earth Browser guys use or tweak up the global montage but their source seems better and cheaper.

BTW I live in France which I believe is one of the major financers for Meteosat.



Silvère Martin-Michiellot wrote:
At 11:16 28/09/2003 -0600, you wrote:


I have been at and found exactly
what I am looking for. From the refering page from Visad "See the
visad/examples/ program for an example of how to use this
capability." I haven't had the time yet, I admit.

What I would like to do is a "best resolution" real time global cloud cover
with Java3D. I can't use the Global Montage since the projection
system seems difficult to use in Java3D and resolution as well as
continental contour don't fit my needs. But it appears you are using the
kind of data I am looking for.

The globe.gif image is from an application I wrote a long time
ago so I guess I'm best qualified to answer.

The latest_moll.gif image is generated from a satellite composite
in McIDAS AREA file format with a Mollweide projection that has
been displayed in McIDAS. The globe.gif image is a display in VisAD
of an AREA file similar to the one in latest_moll.gif.  VisAD supports
most of the McIDAS navigation modules, so if your data were stored
in a McIDAS AREA file, you could use SatDisplay to map it to a globe.

I thought about:
1 getting a "real time high resolution" image may be not in public ftp, with a global montage like projection VISAD could read or a mercator one like your bigmap
2 changing the projection with visad if needed to get something like bigmap
3 applying and displaying the texture to a sphere in Java3D ( I want to provide a real time cloud cover like earth browser but seen from below, that why I need high res, and Java3D)

If all you have is a GIF or JPEG, mapping to a sphere is going to
be a little difficult.  If your image is rectillinear and you
know the upper left corner of the image, you could use something
like the attached program to do this. This image will add a
CoordinateSystem to the domain of the image that will transform
image coordinates to lat/lon.  You can test this program by compiling
it and running:

java -Xmx128m WorldImageAdapter


(you'll need visad.jar and . in your classpath to compile and run)

The image is a global topography image that covers -180 to 180 lon
and 90 to -90 lat.  You could adjust the code accordingly if your
domain is smaller.

Any non-rectillinear image would require a different CoordinateSystem.

Good luck.


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