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This DFD sample was created on the base of the figure from the NASA website. [ 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." [ 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.
DFD, process, external interactor,

illustration software, astronomy pictures, astronomy symbols, sketching software   Astronomy

illustration software, astronomy pictures, astronomy symbols, sketching software
Astronomy solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with illustration and sketching software with templates, samples and libraries of a variety of astronomy symbols, including constellations, galaxies, stars, and planet vector shapes; a whole host of cele
This vector stencils library contains 30 clipart images and astronomical symbols of sun and stars, solar system planets and moon.
Use these shapes for drawing your astronomical diagrams and illustrations.
Solar system
Solar system, Solar system,
Sun, Sun,
Mercury, Mercury,
Venus, Venus,
Earth, Earth,
Moon, Moon,
Mars, Mars,
Jupiter, Jupiter,
Saturn, Saturn,
Uranus, Uranus,
Neptune, Neptune,
Pluto, Pluto,
Red giant
Red giant , red giant,
Yellow giant
Yellow giant , yellow giant,
Blue giant
Blue giant, blue giant,
Red dwarf
Red dwarf , red dwarf,
White dwarf
White dwarf, white dwarf,
Black hole
Black hole,
Planets to scale
Planets to scale, planets,
Sun symbol
Sun symbol, Sun symbol,
Mercury symbol
Mercury symbol, Mercury symbol,
Venus symbol
Venus symbol, Venus symbol,
Earth symbol
Earth symbol, Earth symbol,
Moon symbol
Moon symbol, Moon symbol,
Mars symbol
Mars symbol, Mars symbol,
Jupiter symbol
Jupiter symbol, Jupiter symbol,
Saturn symbol
Saturn symbol, Saturn symbol,
Neptune symbol
Neptune symbol, Neptune symbol,
Uranus symbol
Uranus symbol, Uranus symbol,
Pluto symbol
Pluto symbol, Pluto symbol,
The vector stencils library "Stars and planets" contains 20 clipart images of sun, solar system planets and moon.
"A star is a massive, luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun, which is the source of most of the planet's energy. Some other stars are visible from Earth during the night, appearing as a multitude of fixed luminous points due to their immense distance. Historically, the most prominent stars were grouped into constellations and asterisms, and the brightest stars gained proper names. Extensive catalogues of stars have been assembled by astronomers, which provide standardized star designations." [Star. Wikipedia]
"A planet is an astronomical object orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion, and has cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals. ... As scientific knowledge advanced, human perception of the planets changed, incorporating a number of disparate objects. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially adopted a resolution defining planets within the Solar System. This definition has been both praised and criticized and remains disputed by some scientists because it excludes many objects of planetary mass based on where or what they orbit. Although eight of the planetary bodies discovered before 1950 remain "planets" under the modern definition, some celestial bodies, such as Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta (each an object in the Solar asteroid belt), and Pluto (the first-discovered trans-Neptunian object), that were once considered planets by the scientific community are no longer viewed as such." [Planet. Wikipedia]
The clipart example "Design elements - Stars and planets" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Astronomy solution from the Science and Education area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Stars and planets clipart
Stars and planets clipart, yellow giant, white dwarf, red giant, red dwarf, planets, half of the sun, sun, blue giant, black hole, Venus, Uranus, Sun, Solar system, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Earth,
The vector stencils library "Weather" contains 17 weather clipart images for drawing illustrations on climate to show cloudiness, air temperature, precipitation, wind.
"Weather is the state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. Most weather phenomena occur in the troposphere, just below the stratosphere. Weather generally refers to day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity, whereas climate is the term for the average atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time. When used without qualification, "weather", is generally understood to mean the weather of Earth.
Weather is driven by air pressure (temperature and moisture) differences between one place and another. These pressure and temperature differences can occur due to the sun angle at any particular spot, which varies by latitude from the tropics. The strong temperature contrast between polar and tropical air gives rise to the jet stream. Weather systems in the mid-latitudes, such as extratropical cyclones, are caused by instabilities of the jet stream flow. Because the Earth's axis is tilted relative to its orbital plane, sunlight is incident at different angles at different times of the year. On Earth's surface, temperatures usually range ±40°C (−40°F to 100°F) annually. Over thousands of years, changes in Earth's orbit affect the amount and distribution of solar energy received by the Earth and influence long-term climate and global climate change." [Weather. Wikipedia]
The clip art example "Weather - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Nature solution from the Illustration area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. solution-park/ illustrations-nature
Sunny, sunny,
Cloudy, cloudy,
Overcast, overcast, cloud,
Snow, snow,
Rain, rain,
Lightning, lightning, thunder,
Hot, hot,
Warm, warm,
Frost, cold,
Mist, mist,
Strong wind
Strong wind, strong wind, wind,
Flood, flood,
Tsunami, tsunami,
Dew, dew,
Hoar-frost, hoarfrost, frost, rime, hoar, frosting, white frost,
Earthquake, earthquake,
Snowflake, snowflake,