Guided Tour of LIMA Flyover
In 2007, more than 1,100 Landsat 7 images were used to create the first ever, high-resolution, true color map of Antarctica. The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) is a virtually cloud-free, 3-D view of Antarctica's frozen landscape produced by NASA, working with the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Geological Survey and the British Antarctic Survey.
Visualizers stitched together Landsat 7 satellite imagery acquired in 1999 and 2001 with a digital elevation model and field data measurements.
Portion of longer video flying over Antarctica, using data from the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA). Selected as one of the "Top Ten Stories of Landsat's 40 Years," LIMA is the first ever, high-resolution, true color map of the Antarctic continent.
This guided tour of the area surrounding McMurdo Station in Antarctica uses the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA). It's a great way to experience the frozen continent without any risk of frostbite.
This is a narrated version of entry #3482: Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica Flyover of McMurdo Station and Dry Valleys.
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This video is also available on our YouTube channel.
Version of the guided tour of the area surrounding McMurdo Station in Antarctica using the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) created for the National Science Foundation Visualization Competition.
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Landsat-7 LIMA (Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica)ID: 599Mosaic Collected with ETM+ NASA/GSFC, British Antarctic Survey, USGS EROS Data Center
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