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

  • Released Monday, April 17, 2006
  • Updated Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 12:04PM
  • ID: 3353

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.
The legends for snow cover and sea ice surface temperature.

The legends for snow cover and sea ice surface temperature.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio


This visualization is related to the following missions:

Datasets used in this visualization

Terra (Collected with the MODIS sensor)
Terra and Aqua Blue Marble Land Cover (Collected with the MODIS sensor)

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

See more visualizations using this data set
Aqua Sea Ice Extent and Ice Surface Temperature Daily L3 Global 4km EASE-Grid Day (MYD29E1D) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)

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