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Ice Albedo - Global View

This is a conceptual animation showing how polar ice reflects light from the sun. As this ice begins to melt, less sunlight gets reflected into space. It is instead absorbed into the oceans and land, raising the overall temperature, and fueling further melting.
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This is the high definition version of the Ice Albedo-Global animation MPEG.    This is the high definition version of the Ice Albedo-Global animation MPEG.
Duration: 50.0 seconds
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This is a high resolution print still that illustrates the least warming condition.    This is a high resolution print still that illustrates the least warming condition.

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This is a high resolution print still that illustrates a greater warming condition.    This is a high resolution print still that illustrates a greater warming condition.

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This is a high resolution print still that illustrates the greatest warming condition.    This is a high resolution print still that illustrates the greatest warming condition.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?20021
Animation Number:20021
Completed:2007-01-05
Animators:Susan Twardy (HTSI) (Lead)
 Cindy Starr (GST)
Scientists:Claire Parkinson (NASA/GSFC)
 Waleed Abdalati (NASA/GSFC)
 Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC)
Writers:Michael Starobin (HTSI)
 Sarah DeWitt (NASA/GSFC)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble Land Cover
Goddard TV Tape:G2007-001HD -- NASA's HD Climate Change Resource Tape
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Albedo
SVS >> Byrne
DLESE >> Climatology
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Earth Science
SVS >> Gonnelli
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Polar Ice
SVS >> Reflectivity
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Ice Growth/Melt
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Albedo
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Freeze/Thaw
SVS >> Copenhagen
NASA Science >> Earth
 
 


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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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