NASA’s Earth Observatory ImagesNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Washington, D.C, United States
Description A descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.
As part of the EOS Project Science Office located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the mission of the Earth Observatory is “to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and models“. Users can do a keyword search or browse images by different categories. Users can also generate images of global maps to explore key parts of the Earth’s climate system. The images are based on data provided by the NASA satellites.
Collection Type Broad terms that define the type of digital collection
Subject Broad terms or phrases that describe, identify, or interpret the digital image collection and what it depicts or expresses. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute.
Style Period Terms that define the styles, art periods, movements, etc. whose characteristics are represented in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute
Work Types Terms that identify the kinds of works in the digital collection being described. It typically refers to a work’s physical form, function, or medium in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Thesaurus For Graphic Materials (TGM) by Library of Congress.
Openness Openness of the digital collection determined using the 4R activities by Wiley (2010).
Unless otherwise stated, content on the Earth Observatory site is “freely available for re-publication or re-use, including commercial purposes“. Recommends attribution to NASA’s Earth Observatory for its original content but attribution to NASA is mandatory. Image can be cited by the title of work (or title of article), accessed date and url of digital image. Do note that the access date is important in this case as the images are updated regularly.
For more information on acknowledging images with other citation styles, refer here.