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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
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The Blue Marble Next Generation (BMNG) data set provides a monthly global cloud-free true-color picture of the Earth's landcover at a 500-meter spatial resolution. This data set, shown on a globe, is derived from monthly data collected in 2004. The ocean color is derived from applying a depth shading to the bathymetry data. The Antarctica coverage snown is the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica. Behind the Earth is a skymap from the Tycho and Hipparcos star catalogs. This skymap is plotted in...
Topics: Cryology, HDTV, Sea Ice, Earth Science, Cryosphere, What -- Landsat 7, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3539
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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MOLA-based still image showing Martian topography of Olympus Mons as both color and elevation. Note: Olympus Mons on Mars, in false color. Animator: Eric Sokolowsky (GST). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA, fvGCM/CLDTOT (Vertically-integrated, random overlap, total cloud cover (Inst) [fraction]).
Topics: Mars, Topography, What -- Mars
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2883
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC)
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Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves...
Topics: Human geography, Physical geography, Zoom, What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Goddard Space...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2550
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. LIMA Data provided by: Patricia Vornberger (SAIC) LIMA data produced by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and NASA.
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This large resolution graphic was created to display a 10 foot by 7 foot exhibition for the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) project at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) in Baltimore, Maryland on April 16-17, 2009. This meeting marks the 50th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty. After this meeting, the printed image will be displayed in building 33 of Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) is a data product funded...
Topics: HDTV, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice Sheets, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3588
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: TOMS Ozone over Antarctica from 8-20-92 to 10-19-92. The ozone hole is indicated in shades of blue. The missing data region over the south pole is due to the inability of the TOMS instrument to measure data during the polar night. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Meteor-3/TOMS, Nimbus-7/TOMS.
Topics: Atmospheric science, Ozone, Location, Antarctica, What -- Polar, What -- Meteor 3/TOMS, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?835
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Chesapeake Bay Landsat-7 Mosaic is a composite of eight Landsat-7 scenes acquired during the period of 1999-2002, where each pixel represents about 15 square meters on the ground. The original data set was a false-color Landsat-7 (ETM+) image using bands 7,4,2 and the panchromatic band (8). Color correction has been applied to resemble natural looking colors.This page offers the full color-corrected data set for download and lets you look around at it using the online viewer. You can...
Topics: Chesapeake Bay, Flyover, Landsat, Earth Science, What -- Landsat 7, What -- Landsat, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3473
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Global carbon monoxide as measured by MOPITT from March 5, 2000 to March 7, 2000 is shown on a rotating globe. High values of carbon monoxide are shown in red and yellow, and the large areas of missing data in white are regions not seen by MOPITT during this three-day period. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST), Marte Newcombe (GST). Scientist: Yoram Kaufman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Terra/MOPITT/Carbon Monoxide.
Topic: Environmental science, Global carbon monoxide
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1133
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This still of the Earth with clouds is intended to be wrapped to a sphere. The look (i.e., appearance of the clouds, coloration of the ocean, etc) was art-directed to meet the needs of a particular production.This visualization was created in support of the Science on a Sphere film called "Largest" which is about Jupiter. This still image matches several other Earth apperances from the film. Note: Flat Earth still. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Editor: Victoria Weeks (HTSI)....
Topics: Earth, Science On a Sphere, Planets, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, Where -- Victoria, Earth, Terra,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3615
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
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Note: SeaWiFS false color (chlorophyll-phytoplankton levels) ocean and true color land of New York City for 36 dates from September 15, 1997 to August 2, 1998. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topics: Biological oceanography, New York City, Physical geography, Where -- New York City
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?428
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Mars topography globe flyover of polar regions using false color texture. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: David Smith (NASA/GSFC), Gregory Neumann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA.
Topics: Mars, Mars North Pole, Mars South Pole, Physical geography, Space science, What -- Mars, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?650
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: This is a conceptual animation of the Milky Way Galaxy. Animator: Edgar Russell (NASA). Scientist: David Leisawitz (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Galaxy, Space science, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?127
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Terra/MODIS project has released a beautiful set of blue marble imagery. The data is place on a globe and rotated. Note: This is a 24-second full rotation of the Earth using the Blue Marble imagery. Data Collected: 2002/01, 2001/07/29. Animator: Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Vincent Salomonson (NASA/GSFC), Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Terra/MODIS, Terra/MODIS/Blue Marble Cloud Cover.
Topics: Clouds, Earth, Globe, Physical geography, Rotating, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2709
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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New NASA satellite-generated land cover maps are providing scientists with a detailed picture of the distribution of Earth's ecosystems and land use Scientists can better determine how vegetation is distributed and land is being used around the world with new NASA satellite-generated land-cover maps. These new maps, based on a global digital database of land cover types Earth images that is updated every 16 days, will help scientists better understand the Earth's climate and carbon budget and...
Topics: Agricultural science, Closed Shrublands, Croplands, Deciduous Broadleaf Forest, Deciduous Needleaf...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2265
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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A beautiful blue marble in space. This image shows our planet as it is seen in space. A combination of data sets from different satellites make it possible for us to view Earth from the safety of our own living rooms. Note: Our planet Earth, a beautiful place to live. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Dorothy Hall (NASA/GSFC), Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC), Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC), Claire Parkinson (NASA/GSFC), Chris Justice (University of Maryland). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Clouds, Physical geography, Physical oceanography, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2632
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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MOLA takes elevation data of Mars North Pole combined with Viking colormap. Note: Animation of Mars North Pole Fly-over. Animator: Alex Kekesi (GST). Scientist: David Smith (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA, Viking.
Topics: Mars, North Pole, Space science, What -- Mars, What -- Viking
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1095
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Monthly average rainfall over northern Africa for September 1998 as measured by TRMM. High rainfall rates are in red. Data Collected: 1998/09/01-1998/09/30. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Chris Kummerow (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: TRMM/PR, TRMM/TMI, TRMM/PR and TMI/Monthly Average Precipitation.
Topics: Atmospheric science, Precipitation, Rainfall, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1403
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This image was taken at 2:30 PM. Note: A fly-in to Hurricane Georges on September 24, 1998 at 2:30 PM, showing the three-dimensional structure of the precipitation as measured by the Precipitation Radar instrument on TRMM. In this animation, a surface of constant precipitation is colored by the value of the precipitation on the ground under the surface. Data Collected: 9/24/98. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Chris Kummerow (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: GOES, TRMM/PR,...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Hurricane, Natural hazards, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?215
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Global aerosol concentrations from May 1997 through May 1998 from Earth Probe TOMS. Animator: Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Anne Thompson (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Earth Probe/TOMS.
Topics: Atmospheric science, Pollution, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?378
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Aerosol concentrations over the United States and Mexico on May 14, 1998, from Earth Probe TOMS. Animator: Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Jay Herman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Earth Probe/TOMS.
Topics: Atmospheric science, Smoke, What -- Earth, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?370
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Aerosol concentrations over the United States and Mexico from April 1, 1998 to May 26, 1998, from Earth Probe TOMS. Animator: Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Jay Herman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Earth Probe/TOMS.
Topics: Atmospheric science, Smoke, What -- Earth, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?374
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Additional credit to Zoltan G. Levay (STScI)
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The Hubble Space Telescope looked at specific areas of the moon prospecting for important minerals that may aid future sustained human presence on the moon. Initial analysis of the data indicate the likely presence of titanium and iron oxides. These minerals can be sources of oxygen, essential for human exploration. This visualization starts with a view of the moon as seen from Earth using a USGS Apollo derived artist rendered texture (airbrushed). The camera then zooms into the Apollo 17...
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Moon, What -- Earth, What -- Apollo 17,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3274
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
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Note: Viewing the Atlantic Ocean (data begins at Sept. 97 to June 99). Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST), Marte Newcombe (GST). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS/Chlorophyll.
Topics: Biological oceanography, Biosphere, Chemical oceanography, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?697
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Blue Marble Next Generation data set provides a monthly global cloud-free true-color picture of the Earth's land cover at a 500-meter spatial resolution. This visualization of the data set shows seasonal variations such as snowfall, spring greening and droughts in a seamless fashion, thereby heightening awareness of changes in the Earth's climate. The image here shows a global view of the data. This data set is derived from imagery taken in 2004 by the MODIS instrument on the Terra...
Topics: Earth Science, Land Surface, Land Use/Land Cover, Land Cover, What -- Terra, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3273
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
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Note: Long tour over Australia using SeaWiFS imagery. Animator: Marte Newcombe (GST). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topics: Physical geography, Location, Australia, Where -- Australia
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1260
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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On September 6, 1995, Hurricane Luis was a Category 4 hurricane located about 250 kilometers northeast of Puerto Rico. GOES-9, a new weather satellite in geostationary orbit, was undergoing a check-out period and tested a new, rapid scanning capability by taking high-resolution visible images of Luis at 22 images per hour, much more rapid than the normal rate of one image every 15 minutes. These images clearly show a number of hurricane features that had been hard to observe before, including...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Hurricane, Natural hazards, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Phenomena,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2898
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The breakup of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 due to its gravitational interaction with Jupiter in July, 1994 is simulated using a swarm model. In this simulation, the comet is modeled as an initially spherical distribution of 16,384 particles. The particles interact with the tidal field of Jupiter and with each other through inter-particle gravitation and collisions. All simulations were performed on the Maspar MP-2 at NASA/GSFC. Note: This animation follows the center of mass of the particles as the...
Topics: Comet, Jupiter, Space science, What -- Jupiter
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?85
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Additional credit to Zoltan G. Levay (STScI)
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The Hubble Space Telescope looked at specific areas of the moon prospecting for important minerals that may aid future sustained human presence on the moon. Initial analysis of the data indicate the likely presence of titanium and iron oxides. These minerals can be sources of oxygen, essential for human exploration. This visualization starts with a view of the moon as seen from Earth using a USGS Apollo derived artist rendered texture (airbrushed). The camera then zooms into the Aristarchus...
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Moon, What -- Earth, What -- Crater,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3276
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio This video includes footage licensed from The Weather Channel and cannot be reused without permission.
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This documentary-style video shows how NASA computer modeling research is contributing to an improved understanding and forecasts of hurricanes. It weaves interviews of three Goddard Space Flight Center scientists with scientific visualizations and live-action footage of hurricanes and the scientists studying them. The video focuses on application of the NASA finite-volume General Circulation Model (fvGCM) to the 2004 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. Over the last 20 years, the National Oceanic...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Phenomena, Hurricanes,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3220
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Note: A rotating Earth, using a composite image derived from the flyby of Galileo in December, 1990. Animator: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Galileo/Solid-State Imaging Camera.
Topics: Galileo, Physical geography, What -- Earth, What -- Galileo
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1319
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, and Virginia Butcher (SSAI)
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Despite the 2:1 relative size difference between Earth and Mars, the Martian volcano, Olympus Mons, dwarfs Earth's Mauna Loa, Hawaii volcano. When measured from the ocean floor, Mauna Loa is approximately 10km. high compared to Olympus Mons at 23km. This animation is one element of the Earth-Mars comparison, showing Mars in it's true color beauty. The beginning of this animation is match-framed to animations #2864 through #2872. Note: Animation starts with a true color full planet view of Mars...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Mars, What -- Viking, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2868
NASA Images
by Data courtesy Marc Imhoff (NASA/GSFC) and Christopher Elvidge (NOAA/NGDC). Image by Craig Mayhew (NASA/GSFC) and Robert Simmon (NASA/GSFC).
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This image of Earth's city lights was created with data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS). Originally designed to view clouds by moonlight, the OLS is also used to map the locations of permanent lights on the Earth's surface. The brightest areas of the Earth are the most urbanized, but not necessarily the most populated. (Compare western Europe with China and India.) Cities tend to grow along coastlines and transportation networks. Even...
Topics: Human geography, Lights, Urbanization, Earth Science, Human Dimensions, Population, Population...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2916
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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The true global geography of Mars first emerged with comprehensive maps from Mariner 9 and Viking during the 1970's. This visualization tours the Red Planet using the Viking data set, hitting such features as the Valles Marineris canyons and the Olympus Mons volcano. Note: A flyby of the Martian surface, using topography and imagery from Mariner 9 and Viking. Animator: Robert Crippen (NASA), David Curkendall (NASA/JPL CalTech), Joseph Jacob (NASA), Peggy Li (NASA), Lucian Plesea (NASA/JPL...
Topics: Mars, Space science, Who -- Robert Crippen, What -- Mars, What -- Mariner 9, What -- Viking
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?559
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Global carbon monoxide as measured by MOPITT from March 5, 2000 to March 7, 2000 is shown on a globe, which then unwraps to a cartesian projection. High values of carbon monoxide are shown in red and yellow, and the large areas of missing data in white are regions not seen by MOPITT during this three-day period. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST), Marte Newcombe (GST). Scientist: Yoram Kaufman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Terra/MOPITT/Carbon Monoxide.
Topic: Environmental science, Global carbon monoxide
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1134
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Data from TOPEX/Poseidon was used to produce a computer model of 16 days of tide height. Blue is below sea level, red is above sea level. Note: TOPEX-Poseidon Tide Height Model Full Earth. This work has been visible on: Scientific American Magazine August 2000 pp. 29. Animator: James W. Williams (GST). Scientist: Richard Ray (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: TOPEX/Poseidon.
Topics: Energy, Tide, What -- TOPEX/Poseidon, What -- TOPEX, What -- Poseidon, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1332
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
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On the Coast of West Africa, dust storms are a common occurrance, if you take a look at this one, its about the size of Spain. SeaWIFS returned this dramatic close-up view of a vast, developing cloud of Saharan desert dust blowing from northwest Africa a thousand miles or more out over the Atlantic Ocean. Aerosol particles larger than about 1 micrometer in size are produced by windblown dust and other sources. After formation, the aerosols are mixed and transported by atmospheric motions and...
Topics: Aerosols, Atmospheric science, Dust, Sahara, Storm, Location, Africa, Location, West Africa, Where...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2137
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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NASA's TRMM spacecraft observed this view of Tropical Storm Edouard on August 5, 2008 as it made landfall in Texas. At this time the storm sustained winds of 55 knots (63 mph). The cloud cover is taken by TRMM's Visible and Infrared Scanner(VIRS) and the GOES spacecraft. The rain structure is taken by TRMM's Tropical Microwave Imager (TMI) and TRMM's Precitation Radar(PR) instruments. TRMM looks underneath of the storm's clouds to reveal the underlying rain structure. Blue represents areas with...
Topics: Atmospheric science, HDTV, Natural hazards, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM),...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3536
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Here we see an image of the DC area taken with the Landsat satellite on March 27, 1998. For over 26 years, Landsat images have been used to help urban planners understand where growth is taking place and help geographers evaluate how different urban planning programs effect population growth and land use. Note: Here we see an image of the DC area taken with the Landsat satellite on March 27, 1998. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Andrew Smith (University of Maryland)....
Topics: Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Impervious, Urban Sprawl, Washington DC, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2179
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Fire location data courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project (NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland). Blue Marble data courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
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This animation shows fire activity over Central America from 8/21/2001 to 8/20/2002. The fires are shown as tiny particles with each particle depicting the site at which a fire was detected. Daily fires are displayed at a rate of 10 days per second. The fire particles fade over 1.7 seconds and change color as they age from red to orange, yellow and gray. A clock inset indicates the date. Note: This animation shows fires detected over Central America from 8-21-2001 through 8-20-2002 with a clock...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Forestry, Natural hazards, Earth Science, Biosphere, Ecological Dynamics, Fire...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2639
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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In this sequence, cloud cover data is mapped onto a layer above an Earth surface defined by topographic and bathymetric data and colored by biospheric data. Note: A rotating biosphere with superimposed cloud cover. Data Collected: 1978/10/01-1981/06/30, 1983/10/01-1983/10/31. Animator: Dave Pape (NASA). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC), William Rossow (NASA/GSFC GISS), Alison Walker (NASA/GSFC GISS), Compton Tucker (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: NOAA-7/AVHRR, Nimbus-7/CZCS, Global...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Biological oceanography, Biosphere, Clouds, Physical geography, Physical...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?64
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Digital Earth Workbench is an interactive application that runs on a SGI Onyx Infinite Reality system and is controlled by an Immersive Workbench, tracked stereo glasses, and a tracked wand. The application allows an unprecedented freedom to roam georeferenced data sets at multiple resolutions and timescales. This animation is one of a series of direct screen captures of the application in operation. The occasional menu appearance denotes direct intervention by the operator to add or delete...
Topics: Geophysics, Space science, Virtual Reality, What -- Earth, What -- STEREO, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?803
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Using Landsat data and USGS elevation data, this animation takes you to Mt. Rainer, Washington without leaving your house. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Landsat-7/ETM+.
Topics: Human geography, Mt. Rainier, Physical geography, Location, Washington, What -- Landsat 7, Where --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1216
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. A special thanks to all those who contributed data and advice without which this product would not have been possible (in no particular order): Alexander Kosovichev (Stanford University), Todd Hoeksema (Stanford University), Steele Hill (L-3 Communications Analytics Corporation/GSFC), Brian R. Dennis (NASA/GSFC), Peter T. Gallagher (L-3 Communications Analytics Corporation/GSFC), Joseph B. Gurman (NASA/GSFC), Nathan Rich...
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Here's a view of the Sun, from the point of view of a fleet of Sun-observing spacecraft - SOHO, TRACE, and RHESSI. The time scales of the data samples in this visualization range from 6 hours to as short as 12 seconds and the display rate varies throughout the movie. The region and event of interest is the solar flare over solar active region AR9906 on April 21, 2002. In this visualization, the instrument names appear in a color roughly matching the color used for the data, and black...
Topics: Active Region 9906, CME, Coronal Mass Ejection, HDTV, Solar Active Region, Space science, Sun,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2509
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Source data courtesy of HAO & NSO PSPT project team. HAO is a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research which is supported by the National Science Foundation.Special thanks to Vanessa George (University of Colorado/LASP) and Randy Meisner(Michigan State University)
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Three views of the Sun showing different levels of solar activity. The color table has been altered to enhance the appearance of the faculae (white regions) which are hotter than sunspots (red-black regions) and whose greater total area contribute to increasing the solar flux reaching the Earth. Note: Low solar activity - October 28, 1998. Data Collected: 2002-04-27T18:03:48.864Z, 2001-03-28T18:03:20.113Z, 1998-10-28T19:33:41.000Z. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST). Scientist: William R. Ochs...
Topics: Faculae, Solar Cycle, Space science, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Solar Activity,...
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Coral bleaching may be one of the greatest threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Coral bleaching is a stress response that often occurs when the surrounding waters become too warm for the corals. In the stressful situation, the corals expel their brownish zooxanthellae and lose their color. Zooxanthellae are unicellular yellow-brown algae that make it possible for the corals to grow and reproduce quickly enough to create reefs. Without the zooxanthellae, the coral cannot obtain sufficient...
Topics: Physical oceanography, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon...
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The SeaWiFS instrument aboard the Seastar satellite has been collecting ocean data since 1997. By monitoring the color of reflected light via satellite, scientists can determine how successfully plant life is photosynthesizing. A measurement of photosynthesis is essentially a measurement of successful growth, and growth means successful use of ambient carbon. This animation shows an average of 10 years worth of SeaWiFS data. Dark blue represents warmer areas where there tends to be a lack of...
Topics: Chemical oceanography, Environmental science, HDTV, Hydrology, Physical oceanography, Earth...
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This scene shows the southwestern corner of the island of Puerto Rico as seen by the three Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) visible light sensors. The detectors have a limited ability to see through shallow water, detecting the coral reefs and shallow sand areas around the edge of the island. Note: A flyby of the western coast of Puerto Rico, from Landsat data. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Landsat-5/TM.
Topics: Biological oceanography, Coral Reefs, Physical geography, Physical oceanography, Location, Puerto...
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A tiny neutron star orbits incessantly around a massive star with a diameter a million times larger than its own. The high luminosity of the massive star drives a strong wind from its surface. The neutron star crashes through this wind at over 300 kilometers per second. The gravity and X-ray luminosity of the neutron star act to disrupt the wind, producing an extended wake of dense gas trailing behind the neutron star. This simulation, in the reference frame of the neutron star, shows...
Topics: Neutron Star, Space science, Stellar Wind, X-ray, Where -- Illinois, Where -- Arizona
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In August of 2000, Earth Probe TOMS measured the largest ozone hole ever observed over Antarctica. Note: Ozone over Antarctica from August 1, 2000 to September 6, 2000 as measured by Earth Probe TOMS. This work has been visible on: Popular Science Magazine February 2002 pp.83. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Paul Newman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Earth Probe/TOMS.
Topics: Atmospheric science, Ozone, What -- Earth
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Note: Animation of positron-electron annihilation. Animator: Edgar Russell (NASA). Scientist: David Leisawitz (NASA/GSFC).
Topic: Chemistry, Electron, Positron, Space science
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Throughout much of the 1980s, deforestation in Brazil eliminated more than 15,000 square kilometers (9000 square miles) per year. That pace has only increased through the 90s and into the 21st century.Brazil is also home to more than a quarter of Earth's tropical forests. Considering that the band of lush green that circles the globe through many equatorial nations is fundamental to the overall health of the whole planet's environment, careful monitoring of forest health in the tropics is...
Topics: Agricultural science, Environmental science, Forestry, Rondonia, Earth Science, Human Dimensions,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2106
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Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves...
Topics: Human geography, Physical geography, Zoom, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, What -- Landsat 7, Where...
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Note: GOES Hurricane Linda Sept. 1997 for Release in March 1998 - zoom in- rotate. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Dennis Chesters (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: GOES-8.
Topics: Atmospheric science, Hurricane, Natural hazards, What -- GOES 8
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NASA's TRMM spacecraft is used by meteorologists to understand Hurricane Jeanne. TRMM saw this view of Hurricane Jeanne on September 25, 2004, just before it made landfall. The cloud cover is taken by TRMM's Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS). It looks underneath of the storm's clouds to reveal the underlying rain structure. Blue represents areas with at least 0.25 inches of rain per hour. Green shows at least 0.5 inches of rain per hour. Yellow is at least 1.0 inches of rain and red is at...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Hurricane, Rainfall, Location, Florida, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring...
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The Earth and Mars are two planets which evolved very differently. By studying locations on Earth whose environment might be similar with that of Mars, scientists are able to theorize about 'the red planet' as well. Meteor Crater is one such study site in the Colorado Plateau, 73 km east of Flagstaff, Arizona. After the meteorite hit the surface of the Arizona desert thousands of years ago, some of the rocks were pushed up along the edge to form a rim around the crater. High resolution (2 m)...
Topics: Geology, Earth Science, Land Surface, Topography, Landforms, What -- Earth, What -- Mars, What --...
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The High Resolution Doppler Interferometer, HRDI, measures winds in both the stratosphere and mesosphere. Note: Locating HRDI on UARS. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: UARS/HRDI.
Topics: Sensor, Technology, What -- UARS
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Note: A flyby of Mt. St. Helens, Washington, using Landsat imagery draped over elevation data. Animator: Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC), Randall Jones (GST), Alex Kekesi (GST). Scientist: Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Landsat-7/ETM+.
Topics: Forestry, Mt. St. Helens, Physical geography, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Washington
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NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
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By monitoring the color of reflected light via satellite, scientists can determine how successfully plant life is photosynthesizing. A measurement of photosynthesis is essentially a measurement of successful growth, and growth means successful use of ambient carbon. Until now, scientists have only had a continuous record of photosynthesis on land. But following three years of continual data collected by the SeaWiFS instrument, NASA has gathered the first record of photosynthetic productivity in...
Topic: Biological oceanography, Biosphere, El Nino, La Nina, Physical oceanography
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2084
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A Risk Map depicts which geographic regions are at greater or lesser risk for some specific event or condition. This image represents a sample risk map for the West Nile Virus in North America. This image was created in support of a story describing how NASA is assisting the CDC and EPA in tracking the spread of West Nile Virus. Note: A sample West Nile Virus risk map for North America. Animator: James W. Williams (GST). Scientist: David Rogers (Oxford University).
Topics: CDC, EPA, Risk Map, West Nile Virus, Where -- United States of America
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Note: Zoom into the region of Mars just south of the Hellas Basin showing topography data from MOLA. Blue tones represent elevations of less than 2 kilometers, while reddish tones are greater than about 2.8 kilometers, relative to the mean equatorial height of Mars. Animator: Tom Biddlecome (Raytheon). Scientist: David Smith (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA/Topography.
Topics: Mars, Space science, What -- Mars
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This animation is one of a series depicting the results of a two-dimensional ideal magnetohydrodynamic simulation of magnetic flux emerging through a solar atmosphere. The simulation has a resolution of 300x500 cells and a length scale of 16 Mm x 6.8 Mm. The simulation depicts 1730 seconds in the evolution of the model. Note: A animation of the evolution of the density in the solar atmosphere model. Animator: Liam Krauss (Hughes STX), Andy Acuna (Hughes STX). Scientist: Dan Spicer (NASA/GSFC),...
Topics: Space science, Sun, What -- Sun, Where -- Sudan
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The VIS-5D scientific visualization system has been extended to include an interactive mode controlled by virtual environment devices. This animation is part of a series of live screen captures demonstrating this capability. Note: A live screen capture of an interaction with a 3D perspective view of a Hubble Space Telescope image of R-Aquarii. The image has been deconvolved using the maximum entropy method. Animator: Steve Maher (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: J. Michael Hollis (NASA/GSFC), Richard...
Topics: Space science, Technology, Virtual Reality, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
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This animation is one in a series created to show an accurate representation of the Earth's rotation at different temporal resolutions. The animation is created from images taken by the Galileo spacecraft during a close pass of the Earth on December 11-12, 1990. The animations range from real-time, in which no rotation can be perceived, to 3600 times real-time, in which both the Earth's rotation and cloud motion can bee seen. The series also includes an animation in which the Earth's rotation...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Clouds, Physical geography, What -- Galileo, What -- Earth
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This visualization of the topography of Mars was created for Maria Zuber's Carl Sagan Lecture. The camera flies over several areas of interest. The south pole, Tharsis Rise, the north pole, and Valles Marineris. This animation was created using Maya and Renderman, using MOLA Topography data. The colors represent height - dark blue is about 8km deep and white is over 14km high (as measured from an arbitrary location picked as 'sea-level'). Note: Flyover of Mars MOLA topography with false color...
Topics: HDTV, Mars, Physical geography, Space science, Tharsis Rise, Topography, Valles Marineris, What --...
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Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves...
Topics: Human geography, Physical geography, Zoom, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, What -- Landsat 7, Where...
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Water vapor is a small but significant constituent of the atmosphere, warming the planet due to the greenhouse effect and condensing to form clouds which both warm and cool the Earth in different circumstances. A key feature of global atmospheric water vapor convection is the Intertropical Convergence Zone, the low pressure region within five degrees of the equator where the trade winds converge and solar heating of the atmosphere forces the water-laden air to rise in altitude, form clouds, and...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Water Vapor, Precipitable Water, Earth...
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Push-in to a region of the Sun to witness a 'solar tsunami' after a flare event. The tsunami moves hot gas (bright) out of the region, revealing cooler regions (darker) below. Note: Closeup view of the tsunami. Data Collected: 1998-06-13T10:00:01 - 1998-06-13T19:51:26. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST). Scientist: Craig DeForest (SwRI), Meredith Wills-Davey (SwRI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SOHO/Extreme-UV Imaging Telescope (EIT), SOHO/Michelson Doppler Interferometer (MDI), TRACE, SOHO/Michelson...
Topics: Space science, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Solar Activity, Solar Flares, What --...
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A relatively warm Antarctic winter in 2004 kept the thinning of the protective ozone layer over Antarctica, known as the ozone 'hole,' slightly smaller than in 2003. Each year the 'hole' expands over Antarctica, sometimes reaching populated areas of South America and exposing them to ultraviolet rays normally absorbed by ozone. Scientists have new tools to study this annual phenomenon, and the human-produced compounds that contribute to ozone breakdown are decreasing. On September 22, 2004,...
Topics: Antarctic, Atmospheric science, Ozone, What -- Earth
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This visualization starts close in on Jupiter's moon Callisto. We pull back and start moving in towards Jupiter, passing Ganymede on the way. Io and Europa are off in the distance behind Jupiter as we push in and Jupiter fills the screen.This visualization was created in support of the Science on a Sphere film called "Largest" which is about Jupiter. The visualziation was choreographed to fit into "Largest" as a layers to be composited in post-production. There are five...
Topics: Earth, Jupiter, Moon, Orbit, Science On a Sphere, Planets, What -- Moon, What -- Callisto, What --...
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Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves...
Topics: Human geography, Physical geography, Zoom, What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Goddard Space...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2440
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
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Note: Fly-over the Yangtze River in flood (4 Aug 1998). This animation is approximately 20 seconds long. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topic: Floods, Natural hazards, Physical geography
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?249
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
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Looking down at the Earth from Space. The SeaWiFS Instrument allows us to see the Oceans in a different light. Note: Watching time cycle past us, while getting a aliens eye view of our Earth. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST), Marte Newcombe (GST). Scientist: Dorothy Hall (NASA/GSFC), Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC), Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC), Claire Parkinson (NASA/GSFC), Chris Justice (University of Maryland). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS, Terra/MODIS, SeaStar/SeaWiFS/False Color.
Topics: Biological oceanography, False Color, Ocean, Physical oceanography, What -- Earth, Where -- Maryland
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Viewing the oil fires during the Gulf War in 1991. Note: A look back at the Kuwait fires from the Gulf War. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Landsat-5/TM.
Topics: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Gulf War, Natural hazards, Oil Fires, Location, Kuwait, What --...
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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is to improve ongoing efforts to predict climate, improve the accuracy of weather and precipitation forecasts, and to provide more frequent and complete sampling of the Earth's precipitation. Note: This animation shows the Earth rotating with a stationary viewer. It allows us to see the Terminator of the Earth. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST), Joycelyn Thomson (NASA/GSFC), Marte Newcombe (GST). Scientist: Vincent Salomonson (NASA/GSFC)....
Topics: GPM, Global Precipitation Measurement, Human geography, Physical geography, Water for Tea, What --...
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TOMS provides dramatic visual evidence of the annual growth and decay of the Antarctic ozone hole. The ozone losses over Antarctica result from reactions with the products of man-made chlorine and bromine compounds. Because of the tilt of the Earth's axis, continuous darkness falls at the South Pole from March 21 to September 21. The dark region in the middle of the July 1 total ozone picture is polar night, where TOMS cannot make measurements. Ozone losses are in blue. Beginning in August,...
Topics: Antarctic, Atmospheric science, Ozone, What -- Polar, What -- Earth
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Additional credit to Zoltan G. Levay (STScI)
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My edit: The Hubble Space Telescope was used to gather high resolution multi spectral data of the moon's Aristarchus Crater in order to investigate the possibility of potential oxygen producing minerals on the surface. Identifying such minerals could aid in planning future sustained human missions on the moon. Initial analysis of the data indicate the likely presence of titanium and iron oxides. Both these minerals could be used as oxygen sources essential for human exploration. This...
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Crater, What -- Moon, What -- Earth,...
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