Earth  ID: 2848

Arctic Sea Ice Context Shot

This is a contextual setup animation intended to be shown before the visualization of several cryosphere data sets. The cryosphere data sets are rendered with the same final camera position. This visualization was created in support of the October 2003 Cryosphere Earth Science Update (ESU).

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Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
James W. Williams (GST): Animator
Cindy Starr (GST): Visualizer
Josefino Comiso (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA's Earth Observatory.

Science Paper:
A rapidly declining perennial sea ice cover in the Arctic, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 29, No. 20, October 2002.

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Data Used:
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Special Sensor Microwave Imager
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation also referred to as: BMNG
1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
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.

This item is part of this series:
Cryosphere 2003

SVS >> Ice
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