Global Seasonal Landcover in 2004
The Blue Marble Next Generation data set provides a monthly global cloud-free true-color picture of the Earth's land cover at a 500-meter spatial resolution. This visualization of the data set shows seasonal variations such as snowfall, spring greening and droughts in a seamless fashion, thereby heightening awareness of changes in the Earth's climate. Here we tour the globe, viewing seasonal land cover over many continents. This data set is derived from imagery taken in 2004 by the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite.
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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.
- Cindy Starr (Global Science and Technology, Inc.) [Lead]
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Datasets used in this visualization
Terra and Aqua BMNG (Blue Marble: Next Generation)ID: 508Collected with MODIS 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004
Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
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