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Pulse of Snow and Sea Ice

Snow and sea ice in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres pulse at exact opposite times of year, constantly out of phase.
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North and South Pole snow cover and sea ice visualization.    North and South Pole snow cover and sea ice visualization.
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This set of frames provides the South Pole snow cover and sea ice visualization only (with transparency).    This set of frames provides the South Pole snow cover and sea ice visualization only (with transparency).

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This set of frames provides the North Pole snow cover and sea ice visualization (with transparency).    This set of frames provides the North Pole snow cover and sea ice visualization (with transparency).

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3944
Animation Number:3944
Completed:2011-12-20
Animators:Helen-Nicole Kostis (USRA) (Lead)
 Cindy Starr (GST)
Scientist:Thorsten Markus (NASA/GSFC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Aqua/AMSR-E/Daily L3 6.25 km 89 GHz Brightness Temperature (Tb)
 Aqua/AMSR-E/Daily L3 12.5km Tb, Sea Ice Concentration, and Snow Depth
 Terra/MODIS/Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG (MOD10C1)
 Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation
 Terra/MODIS/Bathymetry
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
 
Keywords:
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Sea Ice
SVS >> Snow Cover
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Ice Extent
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow Cover
SVS >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice
SVS >> Cryosphere >> Snow/ice
SVS >> AMSR-E
 
 


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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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