Seasonal Landcover Change over Eastern Asia in 2004

  • Released Wednesday, October 12, 2005

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 focus on the seasonal land cover changes over the Eastern Asia. This data set is derived from imagery taken in 2004 by the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite.

This animation shows seasonal landcover changes over Northeastern China (left) and Southeastern Russia (right), viewed from the vantage point of the Sea of Japan. The black line marks the border between China and Russia. This version is in HD widescreen format.

This image shows landcover over Northeastern China (left) and Southeastern Russia (right) in August 2004, viewed from the vantage point of the Sea of Japan. The black line marks the border between China and Russia.

This image shows landcover over Northeastern China (left) and Southeastern Russia (right) in August 2004, viewed from the vantage point of the Sea of Japan. The black line marks the border between China and Russia.



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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.

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, October 12, 2005.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:56 PM EDT.


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