A Short Tour of the Cryosphere

  • Released Saturday, May 20, 2006

A newer version of this animation is available here.

This narrated, 5-minute animation shows a wealth of data collected from satellite observations of the cryosphere and the impact that recent cryospheric changes are making on our planet. This is a shorter version of a narrated, 7 1/2 minute animation entitled 'A Tour of the Cryosphere'.

See the above link for a detailed description of the full animation.

Two sections have been removed from the original animation: one showing a flyby of the South Pole station and glaciers feeding the Ross Ice Shelf and one showing solar data related to the Earth's energy balance.

For more information on the data sets used in this visualization, visit NASA's EOS DAAC website.

The short version of the Cryosphere Tour, with no narration or labels.  (A label-only frame set is also provided.)

The short version of the Cryosphere Tour, with no narration or labels. (A label-only frame set is also provided.)



Credits

Please give credit for this visualization to:

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Designed by
EOSDIS Outreach Team
ESDIS Science Operations Office
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Carol Boquist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Jennifer Farnham-Brennan, Global Science and Technology, Inc.
Dr. Brian Krupp, Global Science and Technology, Inc.

Directed and Edited by
Dr. Horace Mitchell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Written by
Jarrett Cohen, Global Science and Technology, Inc.
Michael Starobin, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc.

Narrated by
Michael Starobin, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc.

Audio Engineering by
Mike Velle, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc.

Music by
Michael Starobin, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc.

MODIS Snow and Ice data courtesy of
Dr. Dorothy Hall, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Vince Salomonson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. George Riggs, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.

Arctic Sea Ice data courtesy of the
National Snow and Ice Data Center
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences
University of Colorado

MODIS Imagery courtesy of the
MODIS Land Rapid Response Project
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
and the
University of Maryland
Jacques Descloitres, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Jeffrey E. Schmaltz, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.

Blue Marble MODIS data composite courtesy of the
MODIS Science Team
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
and the
NASA Earth Observatory
Reto Stockli, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.

RADARSAT data courtesy of the
Canadian Space Agency

Jakobshavn Ice Velocity data courtesy of
Dr. Ian Joughin, University of Washington

QuikSCAT Seawinds data courtesy of the
BYU Center for Remote Sensing
Dr. David Long, Brigham Young University

Permafrost data courtesy of the
United States Geological Survey
and the
International Permafrost Association

Topography data courtesy of the
United States Geological Survey

Cloud data courtesy of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Population data courtesy of the
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center

SeaWiFS data courtesy of the
SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye

NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (NOTE: In January 2013, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye combined to become one DigitalGlobe.).

All other data courtesy of
NASA

NASA EOSDIS and other EOS data distributed by
NASA's Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs)
http://nasadaacs.eos.nasa.gov

Release date

This page was originally published on Saturday, May 20, 2006.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:55 PM EDT.


Series

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Datasets used in this visualization

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