Earth  ID: 3353

Terra/Aqua MODIS: Snow Cover and Sea Ice Surface Temperature

This animation shows MODIS daily measurements of both snow cover and sea ice surface temperature in the Northern Hemisphere for the winter of 2002-2003. MODIS can only take measurements in daylight, so measurements during the polar winter night are taken from the last valid measurement.

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Visualization Credits

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

The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Mission:
Terra

Data Used:
Terra/MODIS
Aqua/MODIS/Sea Ice Extent and Ice Surface Temperature Daily L3 Global 4km EASE-Grid Day (MYD29E1D)
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble Land Cover
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.

Dates of Data Used:
2002/09/01 - 2003/05/31

Keywords:
DLESE >> Cryology
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Ice Temperature
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow Cover
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow Cover
SVS >> Hyperwall
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 8.0.0.0.0