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CERES data flow diagram

This DFD sample was created on the base of the figure from the NASA website. [asd-www.larc.nasa.gov/ATBD/DFD.html]
"Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES).
EOS-Terra: Understanding Earth's Clouds and Climate.
The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument is one of several that will be flown aboard the Earth Observing System's Terra spacecraft, scheduled for launch in late1999. The data from the CERES instrument will be used to study the energy exchanged between the Sun; the Earth's atmosphere, surface and clouds; and outer space.
The CERES EOS-Terra instrument will be the second CERES instrument in Earth orbit. The first CERES instrument is currently orbiting the Earth aboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission observatory, which was launched in November 1997. Early results of the TRMM mission show that the first CERES has provided better measurement capabilities than any previous satellite instrument of its kind.
What CERES Will Measure.
CERES will measure the energy at the top of the atmosphere, as well as estimate energy levels in the atmosphere and at the Earth's surface. Using information from very high resolution cloud imaging instruments on the same spacecraft, CERES also will determine cloud properties, including cloud amount, altitude, thickness, and the size of the cloud particles. All of these measurements are critical for advancing our understanding of the Earth's total climate system and further improving climate prediction models.
The CERES instrument is based on NASA Langley's highly successful Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) which used three satellites to provide global energy budget measurements from 1984 to 1990." [nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/factsheets/CERES.html]
The DFD example "CERES data flow diagram" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Data Flow Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
DFD
DFD, process, external interactor,
The vector stencils library "Resources and energy" contains 19 clipart images for drawing illustrations on resources and energy.
"Natural resources occur naturally within environments that exist relatively undisturbed by humanity, in a natural form. A natural resource is often characterized by amounts of biodiversity and geodiversity existent in various ecosystems.
Natural resources are derived from the environment. Some of them are essential for our survival while most are used for satisfying our wants. Natural resources may be further classified in different ways.
Natural resources are materials and components (something that can be used) that can be found within the environment. Every man-made product is composed of natural resources (at its fundamental level). A natural resource may exist as a separate entity such as fresh water, and air, as well as a living organism such as a fish, or it may exist in an alternate form which must be processed to obtain the resource such as metal ores, oil, and most forms of energy." [Natural resource. Wikipedia]
The clip art example "Resources and energy - Vector stencils library" was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Manufacturing and Maintenance solution from the Illustration area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Human resources
Human resources, human resources,
Batteries
Batteries, batteries,
Wind turbine
Wind turbine, wind-turbine, wind turbine,
Transmission tower
Transmission tower, cable, power line,
Natural gas burner
Natural gas burner, gas,
Solar panel
Solar panel, solar energy,
Lightning
Lightning, lightning,
Ionizing radiation hazard sign
Ionizing radiation hazard sign, radioactivity,
High voltage symbol
High voltage symbol, electricity,
Atom
Atom, atom, uranium,
Incandescent light bulb
Incandescent light bulb, bulb, light bulb,
Oil barrels
Oil barrels, petroleum,
Power station
Power station, electric power station,
Wood
Wood, wood, biomass,
Perpetuum mobile
Perpetuum mobile, perpetuum mobile,
Hydroelectric dam
Hydroelectric dam, dam,
Liquefied petroleum gas
Liquefied petroleum gas, propane,
Natural gas
Natural gas, natural gas, gas,
Minecart with coal
Minecart with coal, coal,
This ecology infographic example was created on the base of the infographics "Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU" from the Debating Europe website. [debatingeurope.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/TH_2_social.png]
"A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect. The primary greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. Greenhouse gases greatly affect the temperature of the Earth; without them, Earth's surface would average about 33 °C colder, which is about 59 °F below the present average of 14 °C (57 °F)." [Greenhouse gas. Wikipedia]
The ecology infographic example "EU greenhouse gas emissions" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Management Infographics solition from the area "Business Infographics" in ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Ecology infographics example
Ecology infographics example, trash bin, wastepaper basket, title text block, ribbon arrow callout, power plant, pointed up text block, nature, vegetation, horizontal bar chart, factory, industry, power plant, education diagram, cloud, circle callout, car, motor car, passenger car, callout with divider, bullet symbol, braces callout, curly brackets, squiggly brackets, arrow text block, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Montenegro, Malta, Macedonia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Latvia, Kosovo, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Germany, France, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Her., Belgium, Austria, Albania,