Earth  ID: 3037

Sea Ice Surface Temperature with Regions of No Data Indicated (WMS)

This animation shows the daily sea ice surface temperature over the northern hemisphere from September 2002 through May 2003. The sea ice surface temperature was measured by the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite. Since this instrument cannot take measurements through clouds, in cloud-covered regions or areas with suspect data quality, the prior day's value is retained until a valid data reading is obtained. The satellite instruments are also unable to collect data in the dark, so the region around the pole is shown here with a gray cap that grows and shrinks, indicating the region in polar darkness. The color of the sea ice indicates the sea ice surface temperature.

Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Visualizer
Eric Sokolowsky (GST): Animator
George Riggs (Science Systems and Applications Inc. (SSAI)): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Aqua/MODIS/Sea Ice Extent and Ice Surface Temperature Daily L3 Global 4km EASE-Grid Day (MYD29E1D) 2002/09/01 - 2003/07/01
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This item is part of this series:

DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Surface Temperature
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Ice Temperature
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow/Ice Temperature
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Sea Ice >> Ice Temperature
GCMD >> Location >> Arctic
SVS >> Sea Ice Surface Temperature
SVS >> For Educators
NASA Science >> Earth

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