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Piecing Together the Temperature Puzzle

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The decade from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest in the modern record.    The decade from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest in the modern record. "Piecing Together the Temperature Puzzle" illustrates how NASA satellites enable us to study possible causes of climate change. The video explains what role fluctuations in the solar cycle, changes in snow and cloud cover, and rising levels of heat-trapping gases may play in contributing to climate change.

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Duration: 5.8 minutes
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Animation Number:10574
Animators:Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
 Alex Kekesi (GST)
 Cindy Starr (GST)
 Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC)
 Ryan Boller (NASA/GSFC)
 Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
 Tom Bridgman (GST)
 Marte Newcombe (GST)
 Helen-Nicole Kostis (UMBC)
 Eric Sokolowsky (GST)
 Randall Jones (GST)
 Chris Meaney (HTSI)
 Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST)
 Megan Willy (IRC/UMBC)
 Adam Martin (UMBC)
 Susan Twardy (HTSI)
 John Waldrop (NASA)
 Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC)
Video Editor:Jennifer A. Shoemaker (UMBC)
Narrator:Jefferson Beck (UMBC)
Producer:Jennifer A. Shoemaker (UMBC)
Scientist:Ralph Kahn (NASA/GSFC)
Videographers:Jennifer A. Shoemaker (UMBC)
 Silvia Stoyanova (UMBC)
Writer:Jennifer A. Shoemaker (UMBC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:SOHO
 Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
 Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble Land Cover
 GEOS-5 Atmospheric Model on the Cubed-Sphere
 Aqua/AMSR-E/Daily L3 6.25 km 89 GHz Brightness Temperature (Tb)
 Aqua/AMSR-E/Sea Surface Temperature
Series:Narrated Movies
 Goddard Shorts
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SVS >> Aerosols
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Carbon Dioxide
SVS >> Chlorofluorocarbons
SVS >> Cloud Cover
SVS >> Clouds
SVS >> Energy
SVS >> Ice
SVS >> Methane
SVS >> Ozone
SVS >> Temperature
SVS >> Temperature Trend
SVS >> Urban
SVS >> Water Vapor
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Chemistry/Nitrogen Compounds >> Nitrous Oxide
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Radiation >> Solar Irradiance
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Temperature >> Temperature Anomalies
SVS >> Edited Feature
SVS >> Climate Change
NASA Science >> Earth

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