Hourly Evaporation from the GEOS-5 Model

This animation of the global hourly evaporation shows how heating from the sun during the day causes increased evaporation over land areas. Two versions of this animation are provided: one with a day/night clock inset and one without. The animation was created using data from the GEOS-5 atmospheric model on the cubed-sphere, run at 14-km global resolution for 30-days.

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For more information on the cubed-sphere work, see

Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Animator
Michelle Williams (UMBC): Producer
Matthew Rodell (UMBC): Scientist
William Putman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Data Used:
GEOS-5 Atmospheric Model on the Cubed-Sphere None

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Earth Science Week

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Evaporation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena
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SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Water Cycle >> Condensation
SVS >> Day/night
SVS >> Rainforest
SVS >> Sun and Earth
NASA Science >> Earth

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