Earth  ID: 30839

2015 Monthly Cloud Fraction

MODIS aboard Aqua with its wide coverage can tell us how cloudy different parts of the world are. This animation shows how the amount of cloud varies within a year throughout the globe.
 

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Credits

Amy Moran (GST): Lead Animator
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Aqua

Data Used:
Aqua/MODIS
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Clouds
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Clouds >> Cloud Amount/Frequency
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> MODIS
SVS >> Aqua
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Presentation

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 8.0.0.0.0