Guided Tour of LIMA Flyover

  • Released Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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.

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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This page was originally published on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:54 PM EDT.


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