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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. 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 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
NASA Images
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 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
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This animation includes seven visualizations from Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and NASA HPCC Earth and Space Sciences Project investigators. In order of appearance, they are stellar turbulence, 3D colliding black holes, star formation, solar surge, Hurricane Florence, Southern California fly-over, and a running skeleton. Classical music accompanies the visuals. Note: The full, 6.5-minute Images video with music. Animator: Fausto Cattaneo (University of Chicago), Chad...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Biology, Natural hazards, Physical geography, Space science, Supercomputing...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?110
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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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The IMAGE spacecraft observed intense auroral displays in the Fall of 2003 as the material from the coronal mass ejection swept past the Earth. The pressure against the Earth's magnetosphere caused it to dump more electrons into the upper atmosphere, creating auroral displays, as we see here over the South Pole. This is a view of the IMAGE data reprojected onto a model of the Earth. Note: Movie of IMAGE's view of the solar storm. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST). Scientist: Harald Frey (University...
Topics: Aurora, Space science, Space Weather, What -- Earth, Where -- California
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2964
NASA Images
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,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3275
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Reference DEM data provided by: Jay Friedlander (QSS, Code 672)
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The first attempt to land humans on the moon Ôø_Ôø__ Apollo 11 Ôø_Ôø__ was a triumph that almost ended in disaster. At just 400 feet from the lunar surface, with only about a minute's worth of fuel remaining, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin saw that their ship's computer was taking them directly into a crater the size of a football field, strewn with SUV-sized boulders. They quickly took control from the computer, flew over the crater and touched down in a smoother...
Topics: HDTV, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Buzz Aldrin, What -- Moon,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3533
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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 --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1335
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Ocean Planet is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution which opened in Washington DC on April 22, 1995. A part of the exhibition was a computer flyby of the Pacific Ocean developed in the SVS. This animation represents a stage in the development of that flyby. Note: An animated zoom-in and flyby of Pacific Ocean bathymetry. Animator: Dave Pape (NASA). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: NOAA/AVHRR, ETOPO5.
Topics: Ocean Planet, Physical geography, Smithsonian Institution, What -- Earth, Where -- Washington,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?54
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Reference DEM data provided by: Jay Friedlander (QSS, Code 672)
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The first attempt to land humans on the moon Ôø_Ôø__ Apollo 11 Ôø_Ôø__ was a triumph that almost ended in disaster. At just 400 feet from the lunar surface, with only about a minute's worth of fuel remaining, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin saw that their ship's computer was taking them directly into a crater the size of a football field, strewn with SUV-sized boulders. They quickly took control from the computer, flew over the crater and touched down in a smoother...
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Stereo Display, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3567
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Ozone is a strong absorber of lower energy ultraviolet radiation which can kill living organisms. This radiation is absorbed by the ozone layer when it breaks the ozone bonds. An oxygen atom is released, but the atom quickly re-combines with another oxygen molecule to regenerate ozone. Note: O3 absorbing low energy UV radiation, breaking up, and reforming. Animator: James W. Williams (GST), Jesse Allen (Raytheon), Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC).
Topic: Oxygen, Ozone
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?824
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2128
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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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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Antarctica is the coldest and most remote continent on Earth. It is also home to one of the most Mars-like places that scientists can study without actually traveling to the fourth planet. In this sequence we plunge from space down to a remarkably detailed view of a unique part of the Dry Valleys. By studying this place, researchers think they might gain insight into how life on Mars might either survive now or have developed in the past. This place is called the Don Juan Pond, and it's one of...
Topics: Mars, Zoom, Pond, What -- Earth, What -- Mars, Where -- The Valley
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2876
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This animation shows total ozone in the Antarctic region along with the maximum ozone depth and size since the earliest measurements of the TOMS instrument on the Earth Probe satellite. This animation was created for an exhibit at the Smithsonium Museum. Note: The TOMS instrument on the Earth Probe spacecraft has recorded daily ozone values from July 25, 1996. Areas of red show the highest concentration of ozone measured in dobson units, DU. Areas of purple indicate the lowest concentration,...
Topics: Antarctic, Atmospheric science, Ozone, Ozone Hole, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3136
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2570
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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 Scientific Visualization Studio
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This animation is a close up zoom into largest area of glacier recesion at the Breidamerkurjokull glacier in Iceland. The data from 1997 is taken from Landsat 5 and the 2000 data is from Landsat 7. The Breidamerkurjokull glacier in Iceland has been measured by Landsat to be receding since 1973. In 1997, Landsat 5 took several other images of the glacier. It was thought by some glacierologists that this particular glacier was receding quicker in the late 1990s than it did in the late 1980s or...
Topics: Breidamerkurjokull, Climatology, Cryology, Glacier, Recession, Location, Iceland, What -- Landsat...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2102
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This still was created to for the cover of the journal Science (5 July 2002 issue). It shows epithermal neutron data represented by the colors overlayed on Mars topography. The blue colors represent high concentrations of hydrogen, indicating the strong possibility that water ice exists in those regions. The vertical exaggeration is 5x normal and the shading exaggeration is 50x normal. Note: Mars Odyssey epithermal neutron data overlayed on MGS-MOLA topography. This work has been visible on:...
Topics: Hydrogen, Mars, Physical geography, Space science, Water, What -- Mars, What -- Mars Global...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2510
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This ozone hole animation was created for the panel session 'Astrophysics or Astro-graphics' at the workshop 'Communicating Astronomy to the Public' on October 2, 2003. The purpose of the animation was to illustrate two different ways that a visualization might be structured based on the amount of time the viewer had to look at it. The animation on the left fully illustrated the data, imperfections and all, under the assumption that a presenter would have time to explain the animation in...
Topics: Cryology, Ozone Hole, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2836
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Using the solar plasma flows as input (see
Topics: HDTV, Magnetic Fields, Solar Cycle, Solar Rotation, Sun, Location, Solar Interior, What -- WIRE,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3521
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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
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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This visualization shows Castalia, a larger-than-average asteroid, being hit by a house-sized rock traveling at 5 kilometers per second. Lasting merely a second, the collision approximates the force of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Using nuclear weapons has been proposed for breaking up, or at least diverting, asteroids headed towards Earth. Simulations show that such an impact will fracture a solid asteroid, but, later, gravity will reassemble the pieces. Note: A cut-away view of the asteroid...
Topics: Asteroid, Castalia, Space science, What -- Earth, Where -- California, Where -- Santa Cruz, Where...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?558
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: UARS wireframe model transitioning to a full image of the satellite. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Satellite, Technology, What -- UARS
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?820
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Washington D.C. and Baltimore with terrain, x 3 exaggeration. This scene shows Landsat Thematic Mapper data from the shortwave infrared (TM band 5), infrared (TM band 4), and visible green (TM band 2) channels of Baltimore. The Inner Harbor appears in the lower right, with the Patapsco River feeding into the Chesapeake Bay near the bottom. The higher resolution images show roads, including the Baltimore Beltway circling the city. Note: Corridor from Washington, DC to Baltimore, MD. Animator:...
Topics: Baltimore, Human geography, Physical geography, Washington DC, What -- Landsat 5, Where --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?896
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Zoom in (with rotation) to solar active region AR9906 on April 21, 2002 with SOHO/EIT,TRACE and RHESSI data. RHESSI observes x-rays from this flare. The red contours represent the 12-25 keV photon energy range and the blue contours represent 50-100 keV. Note: Movie of AR9906 flare with RHESSI & TRACE. Data Collected: 2002/04/21T00:36:49UT-2002/04/21T02:04:42UT. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST). Scientist: Brian Dennis (NASA/GSFC), Robert Lin (University of California, Berkeley), Peter T....
Topics: Active Region 9906, Coronal Loop, Solar Active Region, Space science, Sun, X-ray, Earth Science,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2462
NASA Images
by Space Environment Center, Boulder, CO. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, NASA/GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio. A special thanks to Steven Hill (NOAA)
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The Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) aboard GOES-12 went online for full-time operation on January 22, 2003. It provides full-disk X-ray images of the Sun updated every few minutes. This movie combines three channels from the imager with red covering 0.6-2.0 nanometers wavelength, green covering 0.6-4.0 nanometers wavelength, and blue covering ~0.6-6.0 nanometers wavelength. Note: SXI three-channel view of the Sun. Data collected on October 21, 2001 at 00:06:44. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST)....
Topics: Space science, Sun, X-ray, What -- Imager, What -- GOES 12, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2690
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, and NASA/JPL/MSSS (http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2003/11/13/)
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This is a Great Zoom into the so-called Distributary Fan on Mars. It is located just northeast of Holden Crater. As seen from Martian orbit by the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) flying on the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft, this dramatic visualization shows us where liquid water likely flowed across the Martian surface sometime in the planet's past. Note: Great zoom into distributary fan on Mars. Data Collected: MGS/MOC Narrow Angle: 2003/11. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC), Marte Newcombe...
Topics: Mars, What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Crater, What -- Surveyor, What -- Mars
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2880
NASA Images
by NOAA, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The planet Venus is seen passing between the Earth and the Sun in this sequence of images taken by GOES/SXI. The last Venus Transit was in 1882, the next will be in 2012. Note: This movie shows Venus (the dark spot, below the center of the solar disk) moving across the solar disk. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST). Scientist: Daniel Wilkinson (NOAA/SEC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: GOES-12/SXI.
Topics: Space science, Sun, Transit, Venus, What -- Venus, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- GOES 12
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2966
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, United States Geological Survey, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Global Processing Center for International Satellite, Cloud Climatology Project, World Climate Research Program, NASA/Stennis Space Center, Naval Oceanographic Office and Northrop Grumman/DSSD, United States Naval Research Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program, United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information...
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The ability to see Earth from space has forever changed our view of the planet. We are now able to look at the Earth as a whole, and observe how its atmosphere, oceans, land masses, and life interact as global systems. Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere are dynamic, changing on timescales of days, minutes, or even seconds. Monitoring the Earth in near real time allows us to get an up to date picture of conditions on our planet. More SVS visualizations for the Earth Today...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Biological oceanography, Climatology, Geology, Human geography, Hydrology,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?328
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This view of Valles Marineris was constructed by combining the Viking color texture with MOLA altimetry data. There is no vertical exaggeration applied to the surface displacement. Note: Valles Marineris Flyover. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST), Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST), Randall Jones (GST). Scientist: David Smith (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA, Viking.
Topics: Mars, Space science, Valles Marineris, What -- Viking, What -- Mars
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1088
NASA Images
by Space Environment Center, Boulder, CO. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, NASA/GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio. A special thanks to Steven Hill (NOAA)
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The Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) aboard GOES-12 went online for full-time operation on January 22, 2003. It provides full-disk X-ray images of the Sun updated every few minutes. This movie covers the band 0.6-6.0 nanometers wavelength. Note: SXI single channel view of the Sun. Data collected on October 21, 2001, at 00:06:44. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: GOES-12/SXI.
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Topics: Space science, Sun, X-ray, What -- Imager, What -- GOES 12, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2689
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team (http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov)
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Several massive wildfires were raging across southern California over the weekend of October 25, 2003. Whipped by the hot, dry Santa Ana winds that blow toward the coast from interior deserts, at least one fire grew 10,000 acres in just 6 hours. Moving northwest to southeast along the coast, the first cluster of red dots is a combination of the Piru, Verdale, and the Simi Incident Fires; The next cluster-to the east of Los Angeles-is the Grand Prix (west) and Old (east) Fires; To their south is...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Forestry, Los Angeles, Natural hazards, San Diego, Earth Science, Biosphere,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2842
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Flyover flat map of Mars topography of Hellas Crater with true color texture. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: David Smith (NASA/GSFC), Gregory Neumann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA, Viking.
Topics: Hellas Crater, Mars, Physical geography, Space science, What -- Mars, What -- Crater, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?658
NASA Images
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 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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Zoom in to Sydney, Australia for 2000 Olympic Games Note: Zooming down to Sydney Australia. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topics: Human geography, Olympics, Physical geography, Where -- Sydney, Where -- Australia
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1164
NASA Images
by Mary Pax Lenney, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University.
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Photographs from Olympic National Forest, 1997 Note: Young conifers in a regrowth region. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Mary Pax-Lenney (Boston University). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Photo.
Topics: Deforestation, Forestry, Olympic National Forest, Location, Washington, Where -- Boston, Where --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1347
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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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Map of the northern Canadian study area showing delineation of each polar bear population discussed in the paper titled 'Possible Effects of Climate Warming on Selected Populations of Polar Bears in the Canadian Arctic'. Sea ice concentration data shown is from June 2000. Note: Annotated map of the northern Canadian study region. Polar bear populations discussed in the paper are circled in orange. Data Collected: Jun-00. This work has been visible on: the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,...
Topics: Cryology, Physical oceanography, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Sea Ice, Earth Science, Oceans, Sea...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3369
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Close-up view of the solar active region AR9906 on April 21, 2002 with TRACE data and RHESSI. RHESSI observes x-rays from this flare. The red contours represent the 12-25 keV photon energy range and the blue contours represent 50-100 keV. Note: Movie of AR9906 flare with RHESSI & TRACE. Data Collected: 2002/04/21T00:36:49UT-2002/04/21T02:04:42UT. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST). Scientist: Brian Dennis (NASA/GSFC), Robert Lin (University of California, Berkeley), Peter T. Gallagher (L-3...
Topics: Active Region 9906, Coronal Loop, Solar Active Region, Space science, Sun, X-ray, Earth Science,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2459
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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...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2253
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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, Carbon, Ecology, HDTV
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2076
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The Ocean Planet is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution which opened in Washington DC on April 22, 1995. A part of the exhibition was a computer flyby of the Pacific Ocean developed in the SVS. This animation represents a stage in the development of that flyby. Note: A flyby of an ocean-going research vessel and its underwater submersibles in action. Animator: Dave Pape (NASA). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Ocean Planet, Physical geography, Smithsonian Institution, Technology, Where -- Washington, Where...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?57
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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, the magnetic field, and the mach number in the solar atmosphere model. Magnetic field contours are shown in black and mach...
Topics: Space science, Sun, What -- Sun, Where -- Sudan
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?113
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This view of Valles Marineris was constructed by combining the Viking color texture with MOLA altimetry data. There is no vertical exaggeration applied to the surface displacement. Note: Flyover of Valles Marineris, moving westward to Noctis Labyrinthus. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST), Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST), Randall Jones (GST). Scientist: David Smith (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA, Viking.
Topics: Mars, Space science, Valles Marineris, What -- Viking, What -- Mars
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1101
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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 globe with tectonic plate boundaries indicated as cyan lines. Animator: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC), Barbara Summey (Raytheon). Scientist: Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space).
Topics: Geology, Plates, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1288
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Note: An animation of sea surface temperature anomaly in the Pacific Ocean from January 1997 through October 1998 as measured by NOAA AVHRR. Data Collected: 1997/01/01-1998/10/31. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Antonio Busalacchi (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: NOAA-14/AVHRR, NOAA-14/AVHRR/NCEP Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly.
Topics: Physical oceanography, What -- NOAA 14, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1364
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center - Scientific Visualization Studio, Smithsonian Institution, Global Change Research Project (GCRP), National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), United States Geological Survey, National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Dynamic Media Associates (DMA), New York Film and Animation Company, Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), Hughes STX Corporation
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These animations were produced for the Smithsonian Institution's HoloGlobe Exhibit which opened to the public on August 10, 1996 at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The various data sets show progressive global change mapped onto a rotating globe and projected into space to create a holographic image of the Earth. The exhibit shows that Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere are dynamic, changing on timescales of days, minutes, or even seconds. The exhibit has...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Cloud Cover, Earthquake, El Nino, Geology, HoloGlobe, Human geography, NDVI,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?155
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Note: A flyby of the Milky Way galaxy showing an antimatter plume. Animator: Edgar Russell (NASA), Alex Kekesi (GST). Scientist: David Leisawitz (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Antimatter, Milky Way, Space science, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?181
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Here we see an image of the Baltimore 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 Baltimore area taken with the Landsat satellite on March 27, 1998. For over 26 years, Landsat images have been used to help urban planners understand...
Topics: Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Impervious, Urban Sprawl, Watershed, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2180
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The TRACE spacecraft observes an X-ray flare over solar active region AR9906, April 21, 2002. Note: Movie of the flaring of active region AR9906. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST). Scientist: Craig DeForest (SwRI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: TRACE.
Topics: Active Region 9906, Coronal Loop, Solar Active Region, Space science, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2446
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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?2441
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: The entire narrated Images video made for Supercomputing 97. Data Collected: Various. Animator: Andy Acuna (Hughes STX), John Cavallo (Hughes STX), Liam Krauss (Hughes STX), Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC), Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC), Barbara Summey (Raytheon), Brian Tighe (NASA), James Painter (NASA), Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC), William Wynn (NASA), Peggy Li (NASA), Joseph Jacob (NASA), Alex Kekesi (GST), Edgar Russell (NASA), Steve Maher (NASA/GSFC), Robert Crippen (NASA), David Curkendall...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Biological oceanography, Geophysics, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Physical...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?251
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Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, devastating more than 150 square miles of forest in southwestern Washington state. This animation shows Landsat images of the Mount St. Helens area in 1973, 1983, and 2000, illustrating the destruction and regrowth of the forest. The 1983 image clearly shows the new crater on the northern slope where the eruption occurred, the rivers and lakes covered with ash, and the regions of deforestation. The 2000 image, taken twenty years after the eruption,...
Topics: Forestry, Geology, Natural hazards, Earth Science, Biosphere, Terrestrial Ecosystems, Forests,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3116
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In the first global assessment of the impact of ozone on climate warming, scientists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, evaluated how ozone in the lowest part of the atmosphere (the troposphere) changed temperatures over the past 100 years. Using the best available estimates of global emissions of gases that create ozone, the GISS computer model study reveals how much this single air pollutant and greenhouse gas has contributed to warming in specific regions of...
Topics: Earth Science, Climate Indicators, Air Temperature Indices, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3337
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The GOES-12 satellite sits at 75 degrees west longitude at an altitude of 36,000 kilometers over the equator, in geosynchronous orbit. At this position its Imager instrument takes pictures of cloud patterns in several wavelengths for all of North and South America, a primary measurement used in weather forecasting. The Imager takes a pattern of pictures of parts of the Earth in several wavelengths all day, measurements that are vital in weather forecasting. This animation shows a daily sequence...
Topics: Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Phenomena, Hurricanes, Earth Science, Human Dimensions,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3254
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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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The Pine Island Glacier is the largest discharger of ice in Antarctica and the continent's fastest moving glacier. This area of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is also believed to be the most susceptible to collapse. The evolution of this glacier is therefore of great interest to the scientific community. It is an area of Antarctica which is experiencing rapid changes. The grounding line of Pine Island Glacier is retreating, the glacier is thinning rapidly, and its ice flow is accelerating....
Topics: HDTV, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice Sheets, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3538
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Next Generation Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
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The ice sheet melt extent is a daily (or every-other-day, prior to August, 1987) estimate of the spatial extent of wet snow on the Greenland ice sheet derived from passive microwave satellite brightness temperature characteristics. This indicator of melt on each area of the ice sheet for each day of observation is physically based on the changes in microwave emission characteristics observable in data. Although it is not a direct measure of the snow wetness, it is representative of the amount...
Topics: Cryology, HDTV, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Snow/Ice, Earth Science,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3475
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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...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3344
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Sea ice is frozen seawater floating on the surface of the ocean. Some sea ice is semi-permanent, persisting from year to year, and some is seasonal, melting and refreezing from season to season. The sea ice cover reaches its minimum extent at the end of each summer and the remaining ice is called the perennial ice cover. The 2007 Arctic summer sea ice reached the lowest extent of perennial ice cover on record. The area of the perennial ice has been steadily decreasing since the satellite record...
Topics: Cryology, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Sea Ice, Earth Science, Cryosphere,...
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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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For many years, scientists have believed that the southern expansion of the Sahara has been due to human activity. However, results from the AVHRR instrument and its measurements of vegetation suggest a different explanation: rainfall patterns. In drier years (1984 was one of the driest summers in recorded history in Northern Africa), the Sahara expands south, but in wetter years (such as 1994), vegetation moves back and there is no net expansion of the Sahara as had been previously suggested....
Topics: Climatology, Physical geography, Sahara, Location, Africa, What -- NOAA 11, What -- NOAA 12, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?591
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: Australia Great Barrier Reef Flyover. Animator: Marte Newcombe (GST). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topics: Great Barrier Reef, Physical geography, Location, Australia, Where -- Australia
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?605
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Note: A animation of urban changes in Shanghai, dissolving between Landsat imagery from 1986 and 1998. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Landsat-5/TM.
Topics: Ecology, Human geography, Physical geography, Shanghai, What -- Landsat 5, Where -- Shanghai
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?893
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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
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, AMSU data from Chris Velden (University of Wisconsin)
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This visualization shows NOAA/GOES infrared (IR) data of Hurricane Isabel as it makes its way across the Atlantic towards landfall. The track of Isabel is shown using a color code to indicate the storm's category: green=tropical depression, yellow=tropical storm, red=category 1, light red=category 2, purple=category 3, light purple=category 4, white=category 5. The inset box on the left shows how the distribution of rainfall (circular sturctures below) and heat inside the storm (oblong...
Topic: Hurricane
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2996
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True color moon Rotation (1 minute) using airbrushed lunar surface texture map. Note: True Color Moon Rotating (1 minute) using Clementine surface texture map. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC), Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Lisa Chu-Thielbar (NASA/ARC), David J. Lawrence (Los Alamos National Laboratory). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: QuikSCAT/SeaWinds/Wind.
Topics: Clementine, Lunar, Lunar Prospector, Moon, Physical geography, Space science, What -- Moon, What --...
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Zoom in to Brazil following the Amazon River. Data set is the Wonderglobe data composited via Terra/MODIS data. Note: Animation zooming into Brazil. Data Collected: 2001/06-2001/09. Animator: Alex Kekesi (GST). Scientist: Vincent Salomonson (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Terra/MODIS, Terra/MODIS/Blue Marble.
Topics: Amazon, Wonderglobe, Location, Brazil, Where -- Brazil
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The Lights of Earth can be seen from space. Human-made lights highlight particularly developed or populated areas of the Earth's surface, including the seaboards of Europe, the eastern United States, and Japan. Many large cities are located near rivers or oceans so that they can exchange goods cheaply by boat. Particularly dark areas include the central parts of South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The above image is actually a composite of hundreds of pictures made by the Defense...
Topics: Human geography, Lights, Night, Earth Science, Biosphere, Ecological Dynamics, Fire Occurrence,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2397
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
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2633
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, MODIS Rapid Response Team. (http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov)
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Match-frame rendered RADARSAT approach to the B-15A iceberg area. Useful as a frame-of-reference for the location of the B-15A iceberg. Match-framed to animations 2838, 2840, and 2841 for post-production. Note: Animation zooms down to the area where iceberg B-15A split in two between 10-7-03 and 10-9-03. McMurdo Station can be seen on the final frame of this animation. McMurdo Station is towards the top of the image, and appears as a white dot with 4 lines (runways-roads) branching off it. This...
Topics: Glacier, Iceberg, McMurdo, Location, Antarctica, What -- Radarsat 1, What -- RadarSat
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2839