Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica Flyover of McMurdo Station and Dry Valleys
on July 27, 2007
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).
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.
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.
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator Bob Bindschadler (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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
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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 188.8.131.52.0
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