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Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica Flyover of McMurdo Station and Dry Valleys

The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) is a data product funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and jointly produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The LIMA data shown here uses the pan-chromatic band and has a resolution of 15 meters per pixel. The 13 swaths used to generate this sample mosaic where acquired between December 25, 1999 and December 31, 2001. The elevation data shown is courtesy of the Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project (RAMP) Digital Elevation Model (DEM). It has no vertical exaggeration (1x).

A narrated version of this visualization can be found at #10416: Guided Tour of LIMA Flyover.

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This animation flies around Ross Island and the Dry Valleys of Antarctica highlighting the beautiful data provided by the LandSat Image Mosaic of Antarctica.  There are no labels in this version.    This animation flies around Ross Island and the Dry Valleys of Antarctica highlighting the beautiful data provided by the LandSat Image Mosaic of Antarctica. There are no labels in this version.
Duration: 5.2 minutes
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This is the fully narrated version of this LIMA flyover of McMurdo Station and the Dry Valleys with labels throughout and credit information at the end.    This is the fully narrated version of this LIMA flyover of McMurdo Station and the Dry Valleys with labels throughout and credit information at the end.
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Full animation with labels - McMurdo Station is a science research center operated by the United States.  New Zealand's science station, Scott Base, is located just 5 km away from McMurdo Station. Ross Island is surrounded by floating ice called the Ross Ice Shelf and the McMurdo Ice Shelf.    Full animation with labels - McMurdo Station is a science research center operated by the United States. New Zealand's science station, Scott Base, is located just 5 km away from McMurdo Station. Ross Island is surrounded by floating ice called the Ross Ice Shelf and the McMurdo Ice Shelf.
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Floating Sea Ice in the Ross Sea.    Floating Sea Ice in the Ross Sea.

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Across the McMurdo Sound lies Marble Point and New Harbor.    Across the McMurdo Sound lies Marble Point and New Harbor.

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This image shows Cape Roberts and the MacKay Glacier.    This image shows Cape Roberts and the MacKay Glacier.

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The Ferrar Glacier is located in between the Kukri Hills and the Royal Society Range.    The Ferrar Glacier is located in between the Kukri Hills and the Royal Society Range.

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Taylor Glacier in front of the Kukri Hills.    Taylor Glacier in front of the Kukri Hills.

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Fly up Emmanuel Glacier to Mt. Lister  in the Royal Society Range.    Fly up Emmanuel Glacier to Mt. Lister in the Royal Society Range.

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Fly down the Koettlitz Glacier and pass Mount Discovery along the way.    Fly down the Koettlitz Glacier and pass Mount Discovery along the way.

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This view shows the region surrounding Mt. Erebus/McMurdo Station to the left and Antarctica's Dry Valleys to the right.    This view shows the region surrounding Mt. Erebus/McMurdo Station to the left and Antarctica's Dry Valleys to the right.

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This 1368 by 768 frame set was rendered out to be displayed on NASA's  Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) hyperwall display.    This 1368 by 768 frame set was rendered out to be displayed on NASA's Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) hyperwall display.

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This version of the flyover is designed to be displayed on a 5 by 3 hyperwall display.  The total resolution is 6640 by 2304.  The preview image shows the landing strip at McMurdo Station.    This version of the flyover is designed to be displayed on a 5 by 3 hyperwall display. The total resolution is 6640 by 2304. The preview image shows the landing strip at McMurdo Station.



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This image shows the Dry Valleys region near Antarctica's McMurdo Station.  Many years of relentless wind have swept these valleys clean of their snow cover.  The same wind has also created blue ice in the large Koettlitz Glacier to the left of this image.  LIMA shows remarkable detail in the Royal Society Range that separates the Koettliz Glacier and the Ferrar Glacier.  This image was requested by Dr. Ed Dunlea for an International Polar Year report at the National Academy of Sciences.    This image shows the Dry Valleys region near Antarctica's McMurdo Station. Many years of relentless wind have swept these valleys clean of their snow cover. The same wind has also created blue ice in the large Koettlitz Glacier to the left of this image. LIMA shows remarkable detail in the Royal Society Range that separates the Koettliz Glacier and the Ferrar Glacier. This image was requested by Dr. Ed Dunlea for an International Polar Year report at the National Academy of Sciences.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3482
Animation Number:3482
Completed:2010-08-02
Animators:Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
 Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
Scientist:Bob Bindschadler (NASA/GSFC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Landsat-7/ETM+/Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (12/25/1999 - 12/31/2001)
 Landsat-7/ETM+/Band Combination 3, 2, 1
Series:Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica
Please give credit for this item to:
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
 
Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Glaciers/Ice Sheets
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Glaciers/Ice Sheets >> Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Glaciers/Ice Sheets >> Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
GCMD >> Location >> Antarctica
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Antarctica >> Elevation map
SVS >> Antarctica >> Topography
SVS >> Glaciers
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Presentation
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This work has been visible on
1). The National Science Foundation (11/27/2007): 'Newly Unveiled Satellite Map of Antarctica is a Unique Tool for Scientists, Educators, and the Public' 2). MSNBC (11/27/2007) : 'Virtual Antarctica Revealed in High Definition' 3). BBC News (11/27/2007): 'White Continent in its Full GLory' 4). ABC News (11/27/2007): 'Antarctica in Hi-Def' 5). World Science (11/27/2007): 'New Antarctic Image Map to Revolutionize Research' 6). United Press International (11/27/2007): 'New Map of Antarctica is Published' 7). IT Wire (11/28/2007) : 'NASA sees Antarctica 10X more clearly than before' 8). Tech News World (11/28/2007): 'New Super MapMakes Antarctica Crystal Clear' 9). Fox News (11/28/2007): 'Scientists Unveil High-Definition Map of Antarctica' 10). The Great Beyond (11/28/2007): 'NASA's New Map of the Big White' 11). E-Flux Media (11/28/2007): 'Ultra-High Resolution Photo Map of Antarctica' 12). National Geographic News (11/28/2007): 'Photo in the News: Hi-Res Antarctic Map Unveiled' 13). Government Computer News (11/28/2007): 'Clearer View of Cold Continent' 14). WJZ TV Baltimore Video (11/29/2007): 'Coffee with NASA Scientist, Dr. Bob Bindschadler' 15). Voice of America (11/29/2007): 'Scientists Unveil High-Definition Map of Antarctica' 16). TV Week (11/29/2007): ' A High-Def Look at Antarctica' 17). Voice of America (11/30/2007): 'Website of the Week - Antarctica Mosaic'
 
 


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