Earth  ID: 3373

Zoom from Jakobshavn Glacier with AMSR-E Daily Sea Ice and MODIS Daily Snow Cover

Beginning from a view of Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier, this animation shows motion of sea ice and snow cover over the Arctic from 10/1/2002 through 6/23/2003 as the camera pulls out to frame the full globe. The false color of the sea ice is derived from the AMSR-E 6.25 km brightness temperature. The sea ice extent is defined by AMSR-E 12.5 km sea ice concentration, identifying all regions having a sea ice concentration of greater than 15%. Because AMSR-E is a passive microwave sensor that functions independently from atmospheric effects, this sensor is able to observe the entire polar region every day, even through clouds and snowfalls.


Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Visualizer
Ryan Boller (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Animator
Waleed Abdalati (NASA/HQ): Scientist
Richard Alley (Pennsylvania State University): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC). Jeff Schmaltz (NASA/GSFC)

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Mission:
Terra

Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble Land Cover
Terra/MODIS/Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG (MOD10C1) 10/01/2002 - 06/23/2003
Aqua/AMSR-E/Level 3 12.5 km Sea Ice Concentration 10/01/2002 - 06/23/2003
Terra/MODIS 06/25/2003 (Greenland)
Aqua/AMSR-E/Daily L3 6.25 km 89 GHz Brightness Temperature (Tb) 10/01/2002 - 06/23/2003
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This item is part of this series:
NASM2006

Keywords:
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Snow and Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Snow/Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Snow
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Ice Growth/Melt
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Sea Ice Concentration
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Sea Ice Motion
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Ice Growth/Melt
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Ice Motion
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow Cover
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Ice Motion
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow Cover
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Sea Ice >> Ice Growth/Melt
GCMD >> Location >> Arctic
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