This is the standard definition version MPEG of the Ice Albedo(clean ice case) Animation.
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.
Susan Twardy (HTSI): Lead Animator James Hansen Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist Kathryn A. Stofer: Writer
Please give credit for this item to: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Goddard TV Tape: G2007-001HD -- NASA's HD Climate Change Resource Tape