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Global Seasonal Landcover in 2004

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 tour the globe, viewing seasonal land cover over many continents. This data set is derived from imagery taken in 2004 by the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite.
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This animation shows a global rotation of seasonal changes in landcover. Landcover fades from month to month, and is displayed at a rate of two months per second. This version is in HD widescreen format and has a date bar indicating the month being shown.    This animation shows a global rotation of seasonal changes in landcover. Landcover fades from month to month, and is displayed at a rate of two months per second. This version is in HD widescreen format and has a date bar indicating the month being shown.
Duration: 1.1 minutes
Available formats:
  1280x720 (29.97 fps) Frames (DateOverlay)
  1280x720 (29.97 fps) Frames (LandcoverWdate)
  1280x720 (29.97 fps) MPEG-4   55 MB
  640x360 (29.92 fps) MPEG-4   11 MB
  512x288 (29.97 fps) MPEG-1   20 MB
  1280x720 (29.97 fps) MPEG-2   95 MB
  1280x720 (59.94 fps) Frames (LandcoverWdate)
  1280x720 (59.94 fps) Frames (DateOverlay)
  320x180 (29.97 fps) MPEG-1   303 KB
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This animation shows a global rotation of seasonal changes in landcover. Landcover fades from month to month, and is displayed at a rate of two months per second. This version is in HD widescreen format.    This animation shows a global rotation of seasonal changes in landcover. Landcover fades from month to month, and is displayed at a rate of two months per second. This version is in HD widescreen format.
Duration: 1.1 minutes
Available formats:
  1280x720 (29.97 fps) Frames (Landcover)
  1280x720 (59.94 fps) Frames (Landcover)
  512x288 (29.97 fps) MPEG-1   21 MB
  1280x720 (29.97 fps) MPEG-2   132 MB
  640x360 (29.92 fps) MPEG-4   11 MB
  1280x720 (29.97 fps) MPEG-4   54 MB
  320x180 (29.97 fps) MPEG-1   8 MB
  320x180 (29.97 fps) X-FLV       1 MB
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This animation shows a global rotation of seasonal changes in landcover.  Landcover fades from month to month, and is displayed at a rate of two months per second.    This animation shows a global rotation of seasonal changes in landcover. Landcover fades from month to month, and is displayed at a rate of two months per second.
Duration: 1.1 minutes
Available formats:
  320x240     MPEG-1   8 MB
  640x480     MPEG-1   33 MB
  720x480     MPEG-2   54 MB
  720x486     Frames (Landcover)
  320x240     X-FLV       1 MB
  640x480     MPEG       10 MB
  320x180     PNG           64 KB
  720x486     JPEG         71 KB
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This animation shows a global rotation of seasonal changes in landcover. Landcover fades from month to month, and is displayed at a rate of two months per second. This version has a date bar indicating the month being shown.    This animation shows a global rotation of seasonal changes in landcover. Landcover fades from month to month, and is displayed at a rate of two months per second. This version has a date bar indicating the month being shown.
Duration: 1.1 minutes
Available formats:
  320x240 (30 fps) MPEG-1   8 MB
  640x480 (30 fps) MPEG-1   33 MB
  720x480 (29.97 fps) MPEG-2   54 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       10 MB
How to play our movies


This image shows seasonal landcover over the Americas in August 2004.    This image shows seasonal landcover over the Americas in August 2004.

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  2560 x 1920     TIFF       4 MB


This image shows landcover over Africa in May 2004.    This image shows landcover over Africa in May 2004.

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  2560 x 1920     TIFF       6 MB


This image shows landcover over South America in July 2004.    This image shows landcover over South America in July 2004.

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  2560 x 1920     TIFF       6 MB

Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3272
Animation Number:3272
Completed:2005-10-07
Animator:Cindy Starr (GST) (Lead)
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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