Seasonal Landcover Change over the Alps

The Blue Marble Next Generation data set provides a monthly global cloud-free true-color picture of the Earth's land cover at a 500-meter spatial resolution. This visualization of the data set shows seasonal variations such as snowfall, spring greening and droughts in a seamless fashion, thereby heightening awareness of changes in the Earth's climate. Here we focus on the seasonal land cover changes over the European Alps. This data set is derived from imagery taken in 2004 by the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite.

Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Animator
Jeff de La Beaujardiere (NASA): Animator
Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
David Herring (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA's Earth Observatory.

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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004

This item is part of this series:
Blue Marble Next Generation

Goddard TV Tape:
G2007-002HD -- NASA's HD Blue Marble Resource Tape

GCMD >> Earth Science >> Land Surface >> Land Use/Land Cover >> Land Cover
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version