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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
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
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The Blue Marble Next Generation (BMNG) data set provides a monthly global cloud-free true-color picture of the Earth's landcover at a 500-meter spatial resolution. This data set, shown on a globe, is derived from monthly data collected in 2004. The ocean color is derived from applying a depth shading to the bathymetry data. The Antarctica coverage snown is the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica. Behind the Earth is a skymap from the Tycho and Hipparcos star catalogs. This skymap is plotted in...
Topics: Cryology, HDTV, Sea Ice, Earth Science, Cryosphere, What -- Landsat 7, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3539
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by NASA/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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This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Note: A rotating Earth, using a composite image derived from the flyby of Galileo in December, 1990. Animator: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Galileo/Solid-State Imaging Camera.
Topics: Galileo, Physical geography, What -- Earth, What -- Galileo
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1319
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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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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
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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: Human geography, Physical geography, Zoom, What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Goddard Space...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2749
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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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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: Global volcano activity from 1960 through 1995. Active volcanoes are shown as red triangles, with brightness denoting the activity level. Animator: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:...
Topics: Geology, Natural hazards, Volcano, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1285
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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?1375
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This still of the Earth with clouds is intended to be wrapped to a sphere. The look (i.e., appearance of the clouds, coloration of the ocean, etc) was art-directed to meet the needs of a particular production.This visualization was created in support of the Science on a Sphere film called "Largest" which is about Jupiter. This still image matches several other Earth apperances from the film. Note: Flat Earth still. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Editor: Victoria Weeks (HTSI)....
Topics: Earth, Science On a Sphere, Planets, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, Where -- Victoria, Earth, Terra,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3615
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Aura's instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry and will monitor of air pollution around the world on a daily basis. Aura measures five of the six 'Criteria Pollutants' identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The complexity of pollution transport makes it difficult to quantify how much industry contributes to poor local air quality. Note: This animation shows ozone in the troposphere from September 28, 2004 to November 6, 2004. Areas of red represent...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Ozone, Earth Science, Human Dimensions, Environmental Impacts, Biomass...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3071
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/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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These images show deforestation near Santa Cruz, Bolivia from 1984 to 1998. In the initial 1984 scene, some clearing has already occurred in the humid forest and chaparral. The long striped clearings in the center of the scene are predominately from soybean farms created by Mennonite and Japanese farmers. The more circular patterns, appears in a grid pattern to the North (up) and West (left), are government-run and 'national' farms. The scene is roughly 150 miles tall and 200 miles wide. The...
Topics: Environmental science, Forestry, Human geography, Earth Science, Human Dimensions, Habitat...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1310
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Located on the edge of the Sahara and bordering four countries--Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Niger--the immense area of this land locked lake has nearly disappeared in recent years. Persistent drought has caused the lake to drop from its former sixth place position in the list of world's largest lakes; it is now one tenth its former size. The basin of the lake is not naturally deep, so the surface area of the lake tended to spread out, keeping the total depth to little more 23 feet (7 meters)....
Topics: Agricultural science, Environmental science, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Earth Science, Atmosphere,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2065
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Animation of Temperature Response over Flat Earth, 1500 - 1998 C.E. Animator: James W. Williams (GST). Scientist: Drew Shindell (NASA/GSFC GISS). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: GISS GCM.
Topics: Climate, Ice Age, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Solar Activity, Sunspots, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2319
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Flying around a Landsat image of Mexico City as the topography of the area grows. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Landsat-5/TM.
Topics: Human geography, Mexico City, Physical geography, What -- Landsat 5, Where -- Mexico City
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?326
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Apollo 15 rectified panoramic stereo film imagery is courtesy of Jay Friedlander (NASA/GSFC)
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The Apollo program was designed to land men on the Moon and return them safely to Earth. Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission of a series and the fourth to land men on the moon. The mission was the first flight of the Lunar Roving Vehicle, which enabled astronauts to explore the geology of the lunar regions. Orbital science experiments and science photography were performed on the Apollo missions during lunar orbit. Several types of cameras were used during the missions to perform the...
Topics: Lunar, Moon, Stereo Display, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What -- Apollo 15, What -- Moon,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3530
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
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, and the MODIS Rapid Response Team (http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov)
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C-19 iceberg that calved off the Ross Ice shelf and its companion B-15 iceberg, which is anchored near the coast. The two large bergs may have disrupted normal ocean circulation that clears the Ross Sea of seasonal ice during the first months of austral summer. The ice remained in the sea long past previous thaw dates, and created trouble for ships trying to bring in supplies to McMurdo research station on Ross Island. But after months of stillness, in mid-January C-19 changed position...
Topics: Antarctic Ice Sheet, C-19, Cryology, Iceberg, Land Ice, Ross Ice Shelf, Sea Ice, Location,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2703
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: First Images from Landsat 7, South Dakota and the Missouri River. In this animation the viewer is flown down the Missouri river and delivered to Yankton, South Dakota, from an image taken April 22, 1998. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Landsat-7/ETM+.
Topics: Human geography, Missouri River, Physical geography, Yankton, Location, South Dakota, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?593
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Throughout much of the 1980s, deforestation in Brazil eliminated more than 15,000 square kilometers (9000 square miles) per year. That pace has only increased through the 90s and into the 21st century.Brazil is also home to more than a quarter of Earth's tropical forests. Considering that the band of lush green that circles the globe through many equatorial nations is fundamental to the overall health of the whole planet's environment, careful monitoring of forest health in the tropics is...
Topics: Agricultural science, Environmental science, Forestry, Rondonia, Earth Science, Human Dimensions,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2106
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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
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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 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 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 Asia 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 Asia for the...
Topics: Cryology, Snow, Snow Cover, Location, Asia, What -- Terra
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2485
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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, 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, 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
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Scientist are concern about the 1,200 square mile iceberg that has blocked sea routes used to supply the three science stations. Along with the scientists, 3,000 Adele penguins are also blocked from their feeding grounds. Note: B-15A iceberg has cut off the shipping lanes to McMurdo Station. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Terra/MODIS.
Topic: HDTV, Iceberg, McMurdo, Iceberg B-15A
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3078
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Digital Earth is a virtual representation of our planet that enables a person to explore and interact with the vast amounts of natural, cultural, and historical information being gathered about the Earth. This video describes the need for such a system, possible uses of a Digital Earth system, and the technologies and organizations that must come together in order for it to become a reality. Note: The entire narrated Digital Earth video. Data Collected: Various. Animator: Greg Shirah...
Topics: Digital Earth, Technology, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?663
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This is the star system is known as R-Aquarii, this system is comprised of a hot star orbiting a mass losing giant star. Note: This visualization is demonstrating that data collected from cameras on satellites have flaws or problems and that those issues can be fixed using a mathematical technique called maximum entropy using a parallel computer system. Animator: Dave Pape (NASA). Narrator: J. Michael Hollis (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: J. Michael Hollis (NASA/GSFC), John E. Dorband (NASA/GSFC)....
Topics: Maximum Entropy, Space science, Technology, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2796
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Closely watching Hurricane Ivan and its path. On September 13, 2004 Ivan is heading towards Cuba. Note: Flying along with Hurricane Ivan. Data Collected: 2004/09/09, 2004/09/10, 2004/09/11, 2004/09/13. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Aqua/MODIS, Terra/MODIS.
Topics: Hurricane, Location, Gulf Of Mexico, Hurricane Ivan, Where -- Cuba, Where -- Gulf of Mexico
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3005
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Some elevation data provided by JAXA/KAGUYA(SELENE).
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A satellite's ground track shows the path of its orbit on the surface of the parent body. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will be placed in a nearly circular polar orbit about 50 kilometers (31 miles) above the surface of the Moon, completing each orbit in a little less than two hours. The orientation of this orbit remains fixed in space, relative to the stars, while the Moon slowly rotates beneath it as they travel together around the Earth, allowing LRO to scan the entire surface of the Moon...
Topics: Elevation data, False Color, HDTV, Moon, North Pole, South Pole, Orbit, Lunar Reconnaissance...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3576
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Some elevation data provided by JAXA/SELENE.
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This animation is a brief tour of several prominent features of the Moon's terrain: Tycho crater, the south pole, and the South Pole-Aitken basin. The height of the terrain is color-coded, with blues and greens representing low altitudes and reds representing high altitudes. The view is match-moved to a
Topics: Elevation data, False Color, HDTV, Moon, South Pole, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What -- Crater,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3582
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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Zooming down to Belize then across to the Misteriosa Bank. Note: Slow zoom down to Belize then pan to Misteriosa Bank then back to Belize. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topics: Human geography, Misteriosa Bank, Physical geography, Where -- Belize
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?601
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Sweep of Lake Chad, February 2001. Located on the edge of the Sahara and bordering four countries--Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Niger--the immense area of this land locked lake has nearly disappeared in recent years. Persistent drought has caused the lake to drop from its former sixth place position in the list of world's largest lakes; it is now one tenth its former size. The basin of the lake is not naturally deep, so the surface area of the lake tended to spread out, keeping the total depth...
Topics: Agricultural science, Environmental science, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Earth Science, Atmosphere,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2066
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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Evaporation from the Great Lakes develops into clouds moving East, dropping snow as they go. Note: Clouds cover the Western Great Lakes. They slide to the East. Animator: Joycelyn Thomson (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topic: Atmospheric science, Clouds, Cryology, Hydrology, Location, Great Lakes
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2019
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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A study of human gait motion. Note: An animation of a skeleton running. Animator: Brian Garner (University of Texas), Clay Anderson (NASA), John Cavallo (Hughes STX), Shahram Shiri (NASA), Andy Acuna (Hughes STX). Scientist: Marcus Pandy (University of Texas), Brian Garner (University of Texas), Clay Anderson (University of Texas), Kotara Sasaki (University of Texas).
Topics: Biology, Running, Skeletal Modeling, Where -- Texas
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?92
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: This is a conceptual animation of the Milky Way Galaxy. Animator: Edgar Russell (NASA). Scientist: David Leisawitz (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Galaxy, Space science, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?127
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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. It is called the Don Juan Pond, and its one of the...
Topics: Mars, Zoom, Pond, What -- Earth, What -- Mars, Where -- The Valley
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2875
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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A flyby of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, using Landsat imagery draped over elevation data. Note: Yellowstone National Park - This animation starts with an aerial view of the entire park and some of Grand Teton National Park. The animation flys down and over Yellowstone Lake . Then it pans counterclockwise around the Yellowstone loop. The animation shows Canyon Village, Madison, Old Faithful, West Thumb, and Grant Village. Animator: Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC), Alex Kekesi (GST). Scientist:...
Topics: Forestry, Hydrology, Physical geography, Yellowstone National Park, What -- Landsat 7, Where --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?971
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Ohio State University's Library web site notes 'As a navigational aviator, Byrd pioneered in the technology that would be the foundation for modern polar exploration and investigation. As a decorated and much celebrated hero, Byrd drew popular attention to areas of the world that became focal points of scientific investigation in numerous disciplines.' More information about Admiral Richard E. Byrd can be found at (http://www.lib.ohio-state.edu/arvweb/polar/byrd/byrd.htm) Note: Flying along...
Topics: History and philosophy of science, Human geography, Physical geography, Location, Antarctica, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1001
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
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Note: Video of an operator using a boom to control an immersive application. Animator: Steve Maher (NASA/GSFC), Liam Krauss (Hughes STX). Scientist: Steve Maher (NASA/GSFC).
Topic: Technology, Virtual Reality
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?83
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Voyager and Pioneer Spacecraft have detected large-scale quasi-periodic plasma fluctuations in the outer heliosphere beyond 20 AU. A plasma vortex sheet model can explain these fluctuations and the observed correlations between various physical variables. The large scale outer heliosphere is modeled by solving the 3-D compressible magnetohydrodynamic equations involving three interacting shear layers. Computations were done on a Cray computer at the NASA Center for Computational Sciences....
Topics: Heliosphere, Instability, Plasma, Space science, What -- Voyager
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?9
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: Volcano activity from 1960 through 1995 on a rotating globe. Active volcanoes are shown as red triangles, with brightness denoting the activity level. Animator: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC), Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and...
Topics: Geology, Natural hazards, Volcano, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1286
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This visualization shows the crash site of the Lunar Prospector spacecraft using a true color version of the moon from a USGS airbrush texture. Note: True Color Rotate with Flip showing crash site of the Lunar Prospector. 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: Lunar Prospector, Physical geography, Space science, What -- Lunar Prospector, What -- Moon
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?677
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Iceberg B-15A, in Antarctica's McMurdo Sound, is as large as Long Island, NY (3,000 square kilometers or 1,200 square miles) and is the largest fragment of a much larger iceberg that broke away from the Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000. Iceberg B-15A has trapped sea ice in McMurdo Sound, and the ice build-up presents significant problems for Antarctic penguins, which must now swim great distances to reach open waters and food. These images were taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging...
Topics: Cryology, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice Sheets, Icebergs, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Sea...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3081
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
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
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center - Scientific Visualization Studio, Smithsonian Institution, National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Global Change Research Project (GCRP), National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), Dynamic Media Associates (DMA), New York Film and Animation Company, Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), Hughes STX Corporation
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This animation was originally 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. These various data sets showing progressive global change were mapped onto a rotating globe and projected into space to create a holographic image of the Earth. Showing Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere are dynamic, changing on timescales of days, minutes, or even seconds. Note:...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Cloud Cover, Earthquake, Geology, HoloGlobe, Human geography, NDVI, Natural...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?96
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This animation is a sequence showing the formation of the Pine Island iceberg and the glacial seaward flow upstream from the crack. It is a series of MISR images from the Terra satellite on top of the continental Radarsat view of Antarctica. The Pine Island Glacier is the largest discharger of ice in Antarctica and the continent's fastest moving glacier. Even so, when a large crack formed across the glacier in mid 2000, it was surprising how fast the crack expanded, 15 meters per day, and how...
Topics: Cryology, Iceberg, Sea Ice, What -- MISR, What -- Terra, What -- Radarsat 1, What -- FAST
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2344
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 NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio,MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov)
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At the Oregon-California state line, an immense wildfire that resulted from the combination of two separate blazes has now burned over 375,000 acres and is still growing. The Biscuit Fire, Formerly the Florence Fire and the Sour Biscuit Fire, was sparked by lightning in the Klamath Mountains in Oregon and has burned over the state line into California. The columns of smoke billowing from the fire reach far south down the Pacific Coast. Note: Zoom in to fires along Oregon - California border....
Topics: Western USA, Earth Science, Biosphere, Ecological Dynamics, Fire Occurrence, Location, North...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2767
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Zoom into and pan around Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Animator: Randall Jones (GST). Scientist: Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Landsat-7/ETM+.
Topics: Physical geography, Technology, Location, Florida, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1226
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This animation represents cumulative global volcanic activity over a 36-year span, from 1960 through 1995. Volcanoes occur near but not on tectonic plate boundaries. If a plate boundary is a convergent boundary, where one plate is subducting under another, then volcanoes occur on the top plate, over the area where rock from the subducting plate has melted, is rising, and has broken through to the surface. The Mt. St. Helens eruption is visible in this animation starting in March, 1980. Note:...
Topics: Geology, Natural hazards, Volcano, Earth Science, Solid Earth, Volcanoes, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2908
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: Cumulative global earthquake occurances from 1960 through 1995, with earthquakes shown as yellow dots. Animator: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC), Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:...
Topics: Earthquake, Geology, Natural hazards, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1291
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Space weather events which disturb the plasmapause (displayed here as a green surface enclosing the Earth) can propagate down to the Earth's ionosphere. There they enhance the ionosphere electron content which can disrupt radio signals from satellites.
Topics: Electron Fluxes, Geomagnetic Field, Plasmasphere, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3311
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Clementine was a joint project between the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization and NASA. The objective of the mission was to test sensors and spacecraft components under extended exposure to the space environment and to make scientific observations of the Moon and the near-Earth asteroid 1620 Geographos. Clementine was launched on 25 January 1994 at 16:34 UTC (12:34 PM EDT) from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Titan II G rocket. After two Earth flybys, lunar insertion was achieved on February 21....
Topics: Lunar, Moon, Space science, What -- Clementine, What -- Moon, What -- Earth, What -- Titan, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?80
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, HDTV, Human geography,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1402
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Electrically charged oxygen atoms (green) are ejected into the magnetosphere due to heating in the ionosphere. The red 'thermometer' displays the intensity of the solar wind (dynamic pressure) measured by the Geotail spacecraft. The yellow 'thermometer' represents the source intensity or hydrogen counts as measured by IMAGE/LENA. Note: IMAGE-LENA data, oxygen atoms in the near-Earth environment, projected over the Earth. Data Collected: 2002/06/24T01:10:09-2002/06/24T02:11:12. Animator: Tom...
Topics: Earth, Geophysics, Magnetosphere, Neutral Atoms, Oxygen, Solar Wind, Space science, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2435
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Additional credit should go to the XEphem software, which was used to propogate orbits.
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While NASA is actively exploring Mars with new landers and orbiters, it's exciting to consider that it already maintains a powerful and diverse fleet around the Earth. NASA's Earth Observing fleet of vehicles constitutes a major milestone in the history of Earth science, facilitating the kinds of wide scale and synergistic research endeavors that until the last decade have been impossible to even consider. Many of the techniques being employed around Earth are a direct offshoot of technological...
Topics: HDTV, Spacecraft, Orbit, What -- Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2881
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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MOLA takes elevation data of Mars North Pole combined with Viking colormap. Note: Animation of Mars North Pole Fly-over. Animator: Alex Kekesi (GST). Scientist: David Smith (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA, Viking.
Topics: Mars, North Pole, Space science, What -- Mars, What -- Viking
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1095
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: 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
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
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True color data on 8/13/01. Note: Animation of the fires along the California, Nevada, and Oregon tri-state border. Data Collected: 8/13/01. Animator: Alex Kekesi (GST). Scientist: Robert Sohlberg (University of Maryland). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Terra/MODIS, Terra/MODIS/Band Combination 1, 4, 3.
Topics: Smoke, Earth Science, Biosphere, Ecological Dynamics, Fire Occurrence, Location, California,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2234
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?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
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, Olympus Mons obstructs the view of Mauna Loa, but gives the viewer a good perspective of the overall size of this giant volcano. This animation is match-framed to animations #2864 through #2872. Note: Animation starts with a...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Mars, What -- Viking, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2870
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This is a visualization showing the relative size of Mars compared to that of Earth. This version uses false color textures (there are corresponding true color versions as well). The colors correspond to the heights above/below 'sea level.' This version also includes pole axes and an orbit plane. Note: Comparing Mars to Earth in false color (with axes and orbit plane). Data Collected: MGS/MOLA:1997/09/15-2001/01/31, GTOPO30:1993-1997. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC), Alex Kekesi (GST)....
Topics: Earth, HDTV, Mars, What -- Mars, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2877
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The extent of snow and ice that covers the earth's surface in the northern hemisphere grows and shrinks with the seasons. This animations shows the average snow and ice cover for a given month over a 24-year period, 1979 - 2002. It shows how often a particular point is covered with snow in a given month. The SVS Image Server gives each particular image in the animation the last date for which the data was used in creating that image, even though each of the images covers a span of years for a...
Topics: Earth Science, Atmosphere, Precipitation, Snow, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Snow/Ice, Snow Cover,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3185
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Invasive Species Forecasting System (ISFS) is a partnership between NASA and The US Geological Survey (USGS). The ISFS combines NASA Earth observations and statistical models to enhance USGS capabilities to map, monitor and predict the spread of significant invasive plant species. This video shows the habitat suitability for a Tamarisk invasion in New Mexico. New Mexico is vulnerable to a Tamarisk invasion with 13.55% of the states area classified as 95% suitable for Tamarisk habitat....
Topics: Invasive Species, NDVI, Time Series, Earth Science, Biosphere, Ecological Dynamics, Invasive...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3293
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Data provided by: Norman Kuring (NASA/GSFC)
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A recent study indicates a correlation between ocean nutrients and changes sea surface temperature (SST). The results show that when SSTs warm, marine plant life in the form of microscopic phytoplankton declines. Similarly, when SSTs cool, marine plant life seems to flourish. Changes in phytoplankton growth influence fishery yields and the amount of carbon dioxide the oceans remove from the atmosphere. This could have major implications on the future of our ocean's food web and how it relates...
Topics: Biology, Ecology, HDTV, Physical oceanography, Earth Science, Biosphere, Earth Science, Climate...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3389
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Thanks to Rob Gerston (GSFC) for providing the data.
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The continued significant reduction in the extent of the summer sea ice cover is a dramatic illustration of the pronounced impact increased global temperatures are having on the Arctic regions. There has also been a significant reduction in the relative amount of older, thicker ice. Satellite-based passive microwave images of the sea ice cover have provided a reliable tool for continuously monitoring changes in the extent of the Arctic ice cover since 1979. The ice parameters derived from...
Topics: Cryology, HDTV, Perennial Ice, Sea Ice, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Sea Ice, Earth Science,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3563