Earth  ID: 1000

Byrd's Flight Path

The Ohio State University's Library web site notes 'As a navigational aviator, Byrd pioneered in the technology that would be the foundation for modern polar exploration and investigation. As a decorated and much celebrated hero, Byrd drew popular attention to areas of the world that became focal points of scientific investigation in numerous disciplines.' More information about Admiral Richard E. Byrd can be found at ( The next animation, #1001, shows Byrd's plane as it follows the flight path presented in this animation.

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Tom Biddlecome (Raytheon): Lead Animator
Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
Ken Jezek (Ohio State University): Scientist
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GCMD 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