Earth  ID: 1401

Earth Today 1998 Introduction

The ability to see Earth from space has forever changed our view of the planet. We are now able to look at the Earth as a whole, and observe how its atmosphere, oceans, land masses, and life interact as global systems. Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere are dynamic, changing on timescales of days, minutes, or even seconds. Monitoring the Earth in near real time allows us to get an up to date picture of conditions on our planet. More SVS visualizations for the Earth Today exhibit can be found in animation ids 328 and 1402.

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Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Wendy Shoan (NASA): Animator
Erica Drezek (HTSI): Narrator
James Earl Jones: Narrator
Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space): Scientist
Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space): Writer

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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center,
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech,
United States Geological Survey,
Goddard Institute for Space Studies,
Global Processing Center for International Satellite,
Cloud Climatology Project, World Climate Research Program,
NASA/Stennis Space Center,
Naval Oceanographic Office and Northrop Grumman/DSSD,
United States Naval Research Laboratory,
Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program,
United States Geological Survey,
National Earthquake Information Service,
National Earthquake Information Center,
US Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
National Geophysical Data Center,
University of Wisconsin,
Space Science and Engineering Center,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center,
The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye,
Scientific Visualization Studio.
NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (NOTE: In January 2013, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye combined to become DigitalGlobe).

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Data Used:
Galileo/Solid-State Imaging Camera
Water Vapor Composite
USGS/NEIC/Earthquake Activity
SeaStar/SeaWiFS/Global Biosphere
NOAA/AVHRR/Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly
NOAA/AVHRR/Sea Surface Temperature
Seismic Recording Networks
Infrared Global Composite
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

Dates of Data Used:

This item is part of these series:
HoloGlobe and Earth Today
Narrated Movies

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Biological oceanography
DLESE >> Climatology
DLESE >> Geology
DLESE >> Human geography
DLESE >> Hydrology
SVS >> Mars
DLESE >> Natural hazards
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
SVS >> SST Anomaly
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> Venus
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> Voice Over Talent
NASA Science >> Earth