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NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Additional credit goes to Canadian Space Agency, RADARSAT International Inc.
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Note: Fly-over animation of the Amery Ice Shelf and Lambert Glacier. This work has been visible on: Communications of the ACM, Vol. 43, No. 7, July 2000, pp.68-69. Animator: Alex Kekesi (GST), Marte Newcombe (GST). Scientist: Ken Jezek (Ohio State University). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: RADARSAT-1/SAR.
Topics: Amery, Lambert, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice Sheets, Location, Antarctica, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?991
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1375
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This zoom-in from a full view of the Hinode Solar Optical Telescope (SOT) (the same as in animation <a href="http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003400/a003411/">3411</a>) shows details of solar granulation and how rapidly it changes. Note: This movie starts with a full view of the Hinode SOT field and zooms in to show details of the solar granulation and how it changes with time. Data Collected: 2006-12-13T01:03:00 - 2006-12-13T05:15:00. Animator: Tom...
Topics: HDTV, Solar Active Region, Solar Flare, Space science, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3412
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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An animation showing the ozone layer shielding our planet from the sun's intense ultraviolet radiation. Ozone absorbs nearly all of the biologically damaging UV radiation from the sun. Note: The ozone layer shielding our planet from ultraviolet radiation. Animator: Barbara Summey (Raytheon). Scientist: Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Atmospheric science, Ozone, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?834
NASA Images
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
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?2749
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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Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest, windiest and brightest of the seven continents. It is roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined and is almost completely covered by a layer of ice that averages more than one mile in thickness, but is nearly three miles thick in places. This ice accumulated over millions of years through snowfall. Presently, the Antarctic ice sheet contains 90% of the ice on Earth and would raise sea levels worldwide by over 200 feet were it to melt....
Topics: HDTV, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice Sheets, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3540
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
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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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This animation illustrates the difference in the rotational period between the Earth and Jupiter. Earth rotates once in 24 hours; whereas, Jupiter rotates more quickly, taking only about 10 hours. This means that Jupiter rotates about 2 1/2 times faster than the Earth. However, Jupiter is about 11 times bigger than the Earth, so matter near the outer 'surface' of Jupiter is travelling much faster (about 30 times faster) than matter at the outer 'surface' of Earth.This visualization was created...
Topics: Comparison, Earth, Jupiter, Science On a Sphere, Planets, What -- Earth, What -- Jupiter, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3609
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This videotape tours the Solar System and outer space using scientific visualizations from Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the HPCC Earth and Space Sciences Project. At the Sun, simulations investigate processes that create magnetic field and release energetic particles. Earth science begins with the Pacific Ocean, studying the 1997-98 El NiÎÿ_o and Cyclone Susan. Crossing the globe, visualizations trace North America's East Coast and ocean currents in the North...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Biological oceanography, Human geography, Mineralogy or petrology, Natural...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?329
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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A brief tour of the Washington, DC mall as seen by the IKONOS satellite. The tour starts at the Capitol building (the end point of the DC Zoom-in) and moves down the Mall, passing the Washinton Monument and reaching the Lincoln Memorial. From there it turns southeast over the tidal basin to the Jefferson Memorial and finally turns north, passing back over the Washington Monument before ending at the White House. Note: A slow pan around the Washington, DC mall. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST)....
Topics: Human geography, Physical geography, Washington DC, Where -- Washington, Where -- Lincoln
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2092
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, 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. In this animation, a transparent Olympus Mons is juxtaposed over Mauna Loa, allowing the viewer to better see the size differences between these land masses. This animation is match-framed to animations #2864 through #2872. Note: Animation starts...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Mars, What -- Viking, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2871
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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 --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?676
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Galileo spacecraft was launched from the Space Shuttle Atlantis on October 18, 1989 on a six-year trip to Jupiter. On the way, the trajectory of the spacecraft took it past Venus once and Earth twice. Galileo took the Earth images in this animation just after the first flyby of the Earth, on December 11 and 12, 1990. This six-hour sequence of images taken two minutes apart clearly shows how the Earth looks from space and how fast (or slow) the cloud features change when looked at from a...
Topics: Atmospheric science, HDTV, Physical geography, Earth Science, Spectral/Engineering, Visible...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2971
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 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
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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These scenes show Long Island, Long Island Sound, and Manhattan Island with the metropolitan area of New York City as seen by the Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) instrument. The shortwave infrared (TM band 5), infrared (TM band 4), and visible green (TM band 2) channels are displayed in the images as red, green, and blue respectively. In this combination, barren and/or recently cultivated land appears red to pink, vegetation appears green, water is dark blue, and artificial structures of concrete...
Topics: Human geography, New York City, Physical geography, What -- Landsat 5, Where -- New York City
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?868
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic (D.R.) is more than just a political boundary. It also reflects the large amount of deforestation that has occurred on the Haitian side of the border. One can easily see from satellite imagery the lush forests still thriving on the D.R. side of the border, which is in sharp contrast to the Haitian side of the border. Note: Animation highlighting the vegetation difference between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Animator: Alex Kekesi (GST)....
Topics: Location, Dominican Republic, Location, Haiti, What -- Landsat 5, Where -- Haiti, Where --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2640
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, USGS/National Earthquake Information Center
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In a new study, NASA and United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists found that retreating glaciers in southern Alaska may be opening the way for future earthquakes. The study examined the likelihood of increased earthquake activity in southern Alaska as a result of rapidly melting glaciers. As glaciers melt they lighten the load on the Earth's crust. Tectonic plates, that are mobile pieces of the Earth's crust, can then move more freely, which increases the probability of earthquakes...
Topics: Earthquake, Glacier, Earth Science, Solid Earth, Seismology, Location, Alaska, What -- Earth, Where...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2969
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Observing our planet from the safety of our own homes. Note: Seeing our home from space, with the help of satellites. 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: Terra/MODIS.
Topics: Ocean, Physical geography, What -- Earth, Where -- Maryland
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2631
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This animation rotates around a virtual moon showing Clementine data. The first frame and last frame of the animation match up to allow continuous cycling of the rotation. Note: This animation depicts a virtual camera spinning around Clementine data of the moon. Data Collected: 1994/02/26-1994/05/05. Animator: Alex Kekesi (GST). Scientist: James Garvin (NASA/HQ). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Clementine, Clementine/HIRES.
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Moon, What -- Moon, What -- Clementine
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3444
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This visualization shows a fly by of the lunar surface highlighting each Apollo lunar landing site. Note: Fly over of Apollo lunar landing sites. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Clementine and HST/Lunar Composite Texture.
Topics: Lunar, Moon, Apollo, What -- Clementine, What -- Moon
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3044
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This natural color flyby of the Grand Canyon was derived from Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery (bands 3,2,1) draped over elevation data (no exaggeration) with natural lighting. Note: Flyby of the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Landsat-5/TM, DTED Level 1 (3 arc second).
Topics: Grand Canyon, Physical geography, What -- Landsat 5, Where -- Arizona
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1351
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Test animations of ocean wave motion. Animator: David Hon (NASA). Scientist: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC).
Topic: Ocean, Physical oceanography, Waves
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?68
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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These images show the metropolitan area of Detroit and a close-up view of its downtown area. In the view of the entire city, north is up. The lake to the east of the city is Lake St. Claire while the northwestern corner of Lake Erie appears in the bottom right corner of the image. The Michigan side is on the image's left, while the long neck of land to the right across Lake St. Claire is Canada. The Canadian city of Windsor can be seen across the river from Detroit. The shortwave infrared (TM...
Topics: Detroit, Human geography, Hydrology, Physical geography, Location, Michigan, What -- Landsat 5,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?851
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?182
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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 --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2736
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The second-largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, and by far the largest eruption to affect a densely populated area, occurred at Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines on June 15, 1991. The eruption produced high-speed avalanches of hot ash and gas, giant mudflows, and a cloud of volcanic ash hundreds of miles across. This animation shows the ozone measurements around Mt Pinatubo reacting to the eruption. That "hole" in the days immediately following the eruption of Pinatubo is...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Mt. Pinatubo, Natural hazards, Ozone, Volcano, What -- Nimbus 7, Where --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2183
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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NASA's Aqua satellite was launched on May 4, 2002 with six Earth-observing instruments on board. Aqua circles the Earth every 99 minutes and is in a polar orbit, passing within ten degrees of each pole on every orbit. The orbit is sun-synchronous, meaning that the satellite always passes over a particular part of the Earth at about the same local time each day. Aqua always crosses the equator from south to north at about 1:30 PM local time. One of the instruments on Aqua, MODIS, measures 36...
Topics: HDTV, Earth Science, Spectral/Engineering, Platform Characteristics, Orbital Characteristics, Earth...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3348
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This is what the Earth looks like at night. Can you find your favorite country or city? Surprisingly, city lights make this task quite possible. 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...
Topics: Human geography, Lights, Night, Earth Science, Biosphere, Ecological Dynamics, Fire Occurrence,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2276
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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
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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SeaWiFS views the Hurricane Debby as it advances towards the United States Note: Hurricane Debby advances on the U.S. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topics: Atmospheric science, Hurricane, Natural hazards, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1208
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This visualization shows the annual maximum amount of winter Arctic ice from 1979 to 2006. In 2005 and 2006, the winter ice maximum was about 6% smaller than the average winter ice over the 26 year period. The expected winter ice retreat is 1.5 to 2% loss per decade. The same data is also shown with a yellow region representing the cumulative or maximum extent of winter ice observed from 1979 to 2006. Note: Arctic sea ice maximum extent 1979-2006. Data Collected: 1979-2006. Animator: Greg...
Topics: Cryology, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Sea Ice, Ice Extent, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3370
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1374
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Disappearing Water: The Aral Sea Over Time (From 1973 to 2001) A time series is a powerful illustrative tool. Where in the case of Las Vegas we see the direct effects of people on the land, in the case of the Aral Sea, separating the countries of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, we see indirect, but no less dramatic effects on a different part of the world. The Aral Sea is actually not a sea at all. It is an immense lake, a body of fresh water, although that particular description of its contents...
Topics: Agricultural science, Biology, Chemical oceanography, Chemistry, Human geography, Hydrology,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2105
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Additional credit goes to Canadian Space Agency, RADARSAT International Inc.
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Note: Zoom-in from a full continent view to close-up on some snow dunes. This work has been visible on: Astronomy Magazine, February 2000, pp.30. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST), Alex Kekesi (GST), Marte Newcombe (GST). Scientist: Ken Jezek (Ohio State University). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: RADARSAT-1/SAR.
Topics: Cryology, Physical geography, Snow Dune, Location, Antarctica, What -- Radarsat 1, Where -- Ohio
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?997
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Looking through cirrus clouds over the Larsen Ice Shelf in the Antarctic. Note: This visualization was made to demonstrate a technique developed by scientists to remove clouds from data images by using cloud data. Initially, you will see the Larsen Ice Shelf with the clouds obstructing the view, then fades to a mask to mask out the clouds, and then removes the clouds from the view, leaving the Larsen Ice Shelf unobstructed. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Yoram Kaufman...
Topic: Atmospheric science, Cirrus, Location, North America
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1131
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This series of animations depicts the results of a computer simulation of the effects of deforestation on the surface temperature and precipitation in the Amazon region. Six animations are shown - a control simulation, a deforestation simulation, and the difference between the two for both surface temperature and rainfall. The period simulated is the second half of 1987. Note: Six animations depicting the differences in surface temperature and precipitation in the Amazon with and without...
Topic: Amazon, Deforestation, Environmental science
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?67
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Normalized Differential Vegetation Index, NDVI, is one component of a model that is used to predict mosquito where mosquitos will flourish and where they will not. These images were created in support of a story describing how NASA is assisting the CDC and EPA in tracking the spread of West Nile Virus. Note: Animation of monthly NDVI values over North America for one year. Animator: James W. Williams (GST). Scientist: David Rogers (Oxford University).
Topics: CDC, EPA, NDVI, West Nile Virus, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2568
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Hurricane Katrina progression is observed by the Aqua and Terra satellites. Katrina hit land on August 29, 2005, near the Louisiana-Mississippi border. Katrina's center was located near the mouth of the Pearl River about 40-45 miles west-southwest of Biloxi, Mississippi and about 30-35 miles east-northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana. Katrina is the eleventh named storm of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season. Note: Hurricane Katrina slams into Louisiana and Mississippi. Data Collected:...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Hurricane, Natural hazards, Earth Science, Human Dimensions, Natural Hazards,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3224
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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 --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2782
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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: HDTV, Hollywood, Human geography, Physical geography, Zoom, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2108
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This scene shows the city of Berlin, seen from the eastern side of the city looking west. At the time this Landsat data was collected, Berlin was still divided by the Berlin Wall. The airfield shown somewhat south of the city is Tempelhof airfield. The Spree River runs through the center of the city. Just south of the Spree River is a large green area which is Tiergarten Park. The image also shows a brown region in the upper center which is Tegel Airport. The Landsat data is shown with...
Topics: Human geography, Physical geography, Location, Germany, What -- Landsat 5, Where -- Berlin, Where...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?865
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
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Note: A depiction of the movement and rotation (but not deformation) of Africa and South America due to continental drift. Animator: David Hon (NASA). Scientist: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC).
Topic: Continental Drift, Geology
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?73
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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A composite image of the Earth from SeaWIFS is used as the background of this beauty shot of Earth Probe TOMS. Note: Earth Probe TOMS orbiting the Earth. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC), Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Earth Probe/TOMS, SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topics: Beauty Shot, Technology, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?818
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This compilation video contains visualizations of Earth and Space Sciences resulting from supercomputer models. The excerpted visualizations include: Ocean Planet, El Nino, Ozone 1991, Clouds, Changes in Glacier Bay, Alaska, Biosphere, Lunar Topography from the Clementine Mission, Musculoskeletal Modeling Dynamic Simulations, Simulations of the Breakup and Dynamical Evolution of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, Convective Penetration in Stellar Interiors, Topological Features of a Compressible Plasma...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Biosphere, Climatology, Comet, Cryology, Earth, El Nino, Galaxy, Geophysics,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?97
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Using the solar plasma flows as input (see <a href="http://svsdev.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003400/a003496/">The Solar Dynamo: Plasma Flows</a>), the equations of magnetohydrodynamics, and 'seeding' the calculations with an initial small magnetic field, one can compute how a magnetic field can grow and be maintained. This is the dynamo process, the net result being that part of the Sun's outflowing thermal convective energy from nuclear processes is used...
Topics: HDTV, Magnetic Fields, Solar Cycle, Solar Rotation, Sun, Location, Solar Interior, What -- WIRE,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3521
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
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 fly-by from a point in space above North America to soar over the Pacific, then to dive near Hawaii and fly underwater past Japan, through the Mariana trench, to resurface near New Guinea. This...
Topics: Ocean Planet, Physical geography, Physical oceanography, Smithsonian Institution, What -- Landsat...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?59
NASA Images
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 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
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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A new HD version of this animation is available <a href="http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3619">here</a>.<a href="#media">Click here to go to the media download section.</a>The cryosphere consists of those parts of the Earth's surface where water is found in solid form, including areas of snow, sea ice, glaciers, permafrost, ice sheets, and icebergs. In these regions, surface temperatures remain below freezing for a...
Topics: Cryology, HDTV, Sea Ice, Snow Cover, Snow and Ice, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Frozen Ground,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3181
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The B-15A iceberg in the Antarctic has broken up into three smaller icebergs, B-15M, B-15N, and B-15P. Note: The Long Island-sized iceberg finally starts to break up. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Terra/MODIS.
Topic: HDTV, Iceberg, Long Island, Iceberg B-15A
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3304
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 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. Source data courtesy of HAO and 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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A close-up view of a sunspot group with faculae and pull-out to show the entire Sun. Note: Movie pulling-out from close view of a sunspot group. Data Collected: 2002-04-27T18:03:48.864Z. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST). Scientist: William R. Ochs (NASA/GSFC), Robert F. Cahalan (NASA/GSFC), Gary Rottman (University of Colorado/LASP). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: PSPT/CaIIK camera, SORCE.
Topics: Faculae, Space science, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Solar Activity, Sunspots, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2656
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 Service, National Earthquake Information Center, US Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data Center, University of Wisconsin, Space Science and Engineering Center, 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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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, HDTV, Human geography,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1402
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio United States Geological Survey
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Some call it the eighth wonder of world; others say it's the next Great Wall of China. Upon completion in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam will be the world's largest hydroelectric power generator. One of the few man-made structures so enormous that it's actually visible to the naked eye from space, NASA's Landsat satellite has had a closer look, providing detailed, vivid views of the dam since its inception in 1994. The dam is built along the Yangtze River, the third largest in the world, stretching...
Topics: HDTV, Hydrology, Earth Science, Hydrosphere, Surface Water, Floods, Location, China, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3433
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This visualziation shows the major fragments of comet Showmaker-Levy 9 colliding with Jupiter. The orbits are driven using ephemeris data. The impacts occurred over a series of about six Earth days which is why Jupiter (which rotates about once every Earth 10 hours) appears to be rotating so fast in this visualziation; time is is depicted at about 7 hours per second of animation. The comet fragments shown are: "a", "b", "c", "d", "e",...
Topics: Comet, Jupiter, Orbit, Science On a Sphere, Planets, What -- Jupiter, What -- Earth, What -- FAST,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3607
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The influence humans have had on their planet can be seen from space. Viewing Earth at night, we see the lights of countless villages, towns, and cities. Fires from slash-and-burn farming and the burn-off of natural gas in oil fields appear in red and yellow. This perspective unveils the breadth of human activity on Earth. It spans the globe. Note: An image showing Earths light sources on a rotating globe, where white represents stable urban lights and fire data is shown in red and yellow....
Topics: Human geography, Natural hazards, Night lights, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?556
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC). Historic calving front locations courtesy of Anker Weidick and Ole Bennike, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
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The cryosphere consists of those parts of the Earth's surface where water is found in solid form, including areas of snow, sea ice, glaciers, permafrost, ice sheets, and icebergs. In these regions, surface temperatures remain below freezing for a portion of each year. Since ice and snow exist relatively close to their melting point, they frequently change from solid to liquid and back again due to fluctuations in surface temperature. Although direct measurements of the cryosphere can be...
Topics: Cryology, HDTV, Sea Ice, Snow, Snow and Ice, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Frozen Ground, Permafrost,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3619
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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NASA's Mars Odyssey detected water ice in the northern hemisphere. During the winter months, the icy soil is covered by a thick layer of carbon dioxide ('dry ice') frost obscuring the water ice signature.This animation is match-framed to <a href="http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002700/a002779/index.html">animation 2779</a> and <a href="http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002700/a002780/index.html">animation...
Topics: Space science, What -- Mars, What -- Viking, Where -- Massachusetts
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2778
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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: Using MODIS-Terra and MOIDS-Aqua data sets composite together to give us this breath taking look at the Nile River. 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 --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2781
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Set-up shot for Milky Way Video Note: Animation of an observatory viewing the Milky Way. Animator: Edgar Russell (NASA), Alex Kekesi (GST). Scientist: David Leisawitz (NASA/GSFC).
Topic: Milky Way, Other
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?180
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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 'Earth at Night' picture is actually a composite of hundreds of images made by the...
Topics: Human geography, Earth Science, Biosphere, Ecological Dynamics, Fire Occurrence, Earth Science,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3363
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, still dwarfs Earth's Mauna Loa, Hawaii volcano. When measured from the ocean floor, Mauna Loa is 10km. high compared to Olympus Mons at 23km. This animation is one element of the Earth-Mars comparison, showing Earth in its true color beauty. This animation is match-framed to animations #2864 through #2872. Note: Animation starts with a true color Earth and slowly zooms down to Mauna Loa, Hawaii....
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Mars, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2865
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Digital Elevation Map (DEM) data of the lunar south pole provided by the JAXA/Selene.
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As the Earth and Moon orbit around the Sun, there are places on the Moon that never receive direct sunlight. Most of these permanently shadowed regions are at the lunar poles. This animation approximates the permanently shadowned regions pertaining to the Moon's south pole by maintaining a maximum sun angle to the surface of 1.5 degrees. These permanently shadowed areas are of interest because they could hold water ice. (NOTE: South Pole Digital Elevation Maps [DEM] based on publically released...
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3577
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
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The population of Dhaka, Bangladesh grew in size considerably between 1972 and 2001. This 'urban growth' can be easily seen through various Landsat satellite images over time. Note: Animation showing urban growth in Dhaka, Blangladesh from 1972 to 2001. The animation starts with a global view over India using Terra-MODIS 30km. true color data. The animation then zooms down to Terra-MODIS 1km. data over Bangladesh, and dissolves into the 12-28-1972 Landsat-1-MSS data of Dhaka. Dhaka can then be...
Topics: Urban Growth, What -- Landsat 1, What -- Terra, What -- Landsat 5, What -- Landsat 7, Where --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2323
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Snow Data Preparation was done by The MODIS Snow & Ice Team, Janet Y. L. Chien. Blue Marble data courtesy of Reto Stockli. Technical Assistance from the following SVS team members: Randall Jones, Kevin Mahoney, Marte Newcombe, Tom Bridgman, Lori Perkins, Gregory Shirah, Eric Sokolowsky, James Williams.
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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) provides data in 36 spectral bands, some of which are used in an algorithm to map global snow cover. The animation shows the dynamic behavior of the advance and retreat of continental snow cover over Europe for the winter of 2001-02 from MODIS-derived 8-day composite snow maps with a spatial resolution of about 5 km. Note: This animation shows the dynamic behavior of the advance and retreat of continental snow cover over Europe during...
Topics: Cryology, Snow, Snow Cover, Location, Europe, What -- Terra
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2486
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: A 24 second rotation of the MODIS BlueMarble imagery. Animator: Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Vincent Salomonson (NASA/GSFC), Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Terra/MODIS.
Topics: Earth, Globe, Physical geography, Rotating, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2708
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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A view of a computer-generated model of the Earth's magnetosphere. Semi-transparent surfaces represent particle density (red is high, blue is low) and silvery tubes represent the magnetic field lines. In this particular model, the solar wind has an ambient density of 8.35 particles/cm^3. The isosurfaces are then red (> 17 particles/cm^3), yellow (> 12 particles/cm^3), green (> 8.6 particles/cm^3) and blue ( < 1.0 particle/cm^3). Note: Fly-around view of the Earth's magnetosphere....
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Topics: Earth, Geomagnetic Field, HDTV, Magnetosphere, Space science, What -- Earth
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