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GEOS-5 Modeled Clouds at 3.5-km Global Resolution

This visualization shows clouds from a simulation using the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Verison 5 (GEOS-5). The global atmospheric simulation ran at 3.5 km per grid cell and covered a single day: January 2, 2009. The model output the results at 10 minute intervals. Since there is only one day of simulation data, the sequence of clouds repeats several times. The white flash indicates the sequence is about to repeat.


Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
William Putman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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.

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Mission:
Terra

Data Used:
GEOS-5 Atmospheric Model on the Cubed-Sphere
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004

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