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Annual Accumulated Melt over Greenland
1979 through 2009

The ice sheet melt extent is a daily (or every-other-day, prior to August, 1987) estimate of the spatial extent of wet snow on the Greenland ice sheet derived from passive microwave satellite brightness temperature characteristics. This indicator of melt on each area of the ice sheet for each day of observation is physically based on the changes in microwave emission characteristics observable in data. Although it is not a direct measure of the snow wetness, it is representative of the amount of ice loss due to seasonal melting that occurs on the Greenland ice sheet.

This animation shows the regions of the Greenland ice sheet over which melt occurred more than three days between May 1st and September 30th for each year.

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This animation shows the change in annual melt over Greenland from 1979 through 2009 with a date overlay.    This animation shows the change in annual melt over Greenland from 1979 through 2009 with a date overlay.
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This animation shows the change in annual melt over Greenland from 1979 through 2007 without a date overlay.    This animation shows the change in annual melt over Greenland from 1979 through 2007 without a date overlay.

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The associated date overlay.    The associated date overlay.

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Melt in 2009    Melt in 2009

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3721
Animation Number:3721
Completed:2010-05-12
Animators:Cindy Starr (GST) (Lead)
 Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC)
Scientists:Waleed Abdalati (NASA/GSFC)
 Thorsten Markus (NASA/GSFC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Characteristics (May 1 through September 30 each year from 1979 through 2007)
 Nimbus-7/SMMR
 DMSP/SSM/I
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
The Next Generation Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
 
Keywords:
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Global Warming
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Snow/Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Ice Growth/Melt
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Freeze/Thaw
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Ice Growth/Melt
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow Melt
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow Melt
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Sea Ice >> Ice Growth/Melt
SVS >> iPod
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Ice >> Seasonal Melting
 
 


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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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