The Image Composite Explorer is designed
to be an easy first step into the realm of Earth system science, image
processing, data analysis, and satellite remote sensing via your Web
browser. Click to read About ICE and the
rationale for its design; for an in-depth tutorial, read the ICE Users Guide; or jump right in to the
Rainforests at the Crossroads example if you
prefer to learn using a hands-on approach.
The ICE Tool was originally developed in Java
by Tom Whittaker and Tom Rink, Space Science and Engineering Center,
University of Wisconsin-Madison. The ICE concept and interface design
was provided by Tom Whittaker, Robert Simmon, and David Herring,
NASA’s Earth Observatory Team. Scientific consultation was
provided by Steve Ackerman and Scott Bachmeier, University of
Wisconsin-Madison, and Wayne Esaias, NASA GSFC. The ICE tool was made
possible thanks to funding support provided by Ernest Hilsenrath, NASA
Tom Whittaker in 2016.