Global Rotation Showing Seasonal Landcover and Arctic Sea Ice

  • Released Friday, February 23, 2007

In this animation, the globe slowly rotates one full rotation while seasonal land cover and Arctic sea ice vary through time. The animation begins on September 21, 2005 when sea ice in the Arctic was at its minimum extent, and continues through September 20, 2006. This time period repeats six times during the animation, playing at a rate of day frame per frame. Over the terrain, monthly data from the seasonal Blue Marble Next Generation fades slowly from month to month. Over the water, Arctic sea ice changes from day to day.

This image presents a global view over  Europe and Scandinavia with Arctic sea ice shown on  March 9, 2006.  Land areas display the average seasonal landcover from March, 2004.

This image presents a global view over Europe and Scandinavia with Arctic sea ice shown on March 9, 2006. Land areas display the average seasonal landcover from March, 2004.

This image presents a global view over North America with Arctic sea ice shown on April 8, 2006. Land areas display the average seasonal landcover from April, 2004.

This image presents a global view over North America with Arctic sea ice shown on April 8, 2006. Land areas display the average seasonal landcover from April, 2004.

 This image presents a global view over Asia with Arctic sea ice shown on September 21, 2005. - the day on which the sea ice was at the minimum extent for the year.  Land areas display the average seasonal landcover from September, 2004.

This image presents a global view over Asia with Arctic sea ice shown on September 21, 2005. - the day on which the sea ice was at the minimum extent for the year. Land areas display the average seasonal landcover from September, 2004.



Credits

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

Release date

This page was originally published on Friday, February 23, 2007.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:55 PM EDT.


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