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Ice Albedo: Bright White Reflects Light

This animation provides a close perspective of the relationship between ice and solar reflectivity. As glaciers, the polar caps, and icebergs (shown here) melt, less sunlight gets reflected into space. Instead, the oceans and land absorb the light, thus raising the overall temperature and adding energy to a vicious circle.
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This is the standard definition version MPEG of the Ice Albedo(clean ice case) Animation.    This is the standard definition version MPEG of the Ice Albedo(clean ice case) Animation.
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Animation Number:20022
Animator:Susan Twardy (HTSI) (Lead)
Scientist:James Hansen Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC GISS)
Writer:Kathryn A. Stofer
Goddard TV Tape:G2007-001HD -- NASA's HD Climate Change Resource Tape
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SVS >> Albedo
SVS >> Byrne
SVS >> Earth Science
SVS >> Global Warming
SVS >> Gonnelli
SVS >> Ice
SVS >> Melting
SVS >> Pollution
SVS >> Reflectance
SVS >> Snow
SVS >> Soot
NASA Science >> Earth

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