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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.
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This animation zooms into Northern Italy and shows seasonal landcover over the Alps and surrounding regions.    This animation zooms into Northern Italy and shows seasonal landcover over the Alps and surrounding regions.
Duration: 40.1 seconds
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  320x240     MPEG-1   5 MB
  640x480     MPEG-1   21 MB
  720x480     MPEG-2   34 MB
  720x486     Frames (Landcover)
  320x240     X-FLV       1 MB
  640x480     MPEG       6 MB
  320x180     PNG           88 KB
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This animation zooms into Northern Italy and shows seasonal landcover over the Alps and surrounding regions.  This version has a date bar indicating the month being shown.    This animation zooms into Northern Italy and shows seasonal landcover over the Alps and surrounding regions. This version has a date bar indicating the month being shown.
Duration: 40.0 seconds
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  320x240 (30 fps) MPEG-1   5 MB
  640x480 (30 fps) MPEG-1   21 MB
  720x480 (29.97 fps) MPEG-2   34 MB
  720x486 (29.97 fps) Frames (DateOverlay)
  720x486 (29.97 fps) Frames (LandcoverWdate)
  320x240 (30 fps) X-FLV       1 MB
  640x480 (29.97 fps) MPEG       6 MB
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This animation zooms into Northern Italy and shows seasonal landcover over the Alps and surrounding regions.  This version is in HD widescreen format.    This animation zooms into Northern Italy and shows seasonal landcover over the Alps and surrounding regions. This version is in HD widescreen format.
Duration: 42.0 seconds
Available formats:
  640x360 (59.94 fps) MPEG-1   22 MB
  1280x720 (59.94 fps) Frames (Landcover)
  1280x720 (59.94 fps) Frames (LandcoverWdate)
  1280x720 (59.94 fps) Frames (DateOverlay)
  1280x720 (60 fps) MPEG-2   92 MB
  320x180 (59.94 fps) MPEG-1   5 MB
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This still image shows landcover over Europe in January 2004.    This still image shows landcover over Europe in January 2004.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3270
Animation Number:3270
Completed:2005-10-07
Animators:Cindy Starr (GST) (Lead)
 Jeff De La Beaujardiere (NASA)
Scientists:Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC)
 David Herring (NASA/GSFC)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation (1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004)
Series:Blue Marble Next Generation
Goddard TV Tape:G2007-002HD -- NASA's HD Blue Marble Resource Tape
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.
 
Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Land Surface >> Land Use/Land Cover >> Land Cover
 
 


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Many of our multimedia items use the GCMD keywords. These 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 8.0.0.0.0

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