Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica Flyover of McMurdo Station and Dry Valleys

  • Released Friday, July 27, 2007

The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) is a data product funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and jointly produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The LIMA data shown here uses the pan-chromatic band and has a resolution of 15 meters per pixel. The 13 swaths used to generate this sample mosaic where acquired between December 25, 1999 and December 31, 2001. The elevation data shown is courtesy of the Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project (RAMP) Digital Elevation Model (DEM). It has no vertical exaggeration (1x).

A narrated version of this visualization can be found at #10416: Guided Tour of LIMA Flyover.

This is the fully narrated version of this LIMA flyover of McMurdo Station and the Dry Valleys with labels throughout and credit information at the end.

The Ferrar Glacier is located in between the Kukri Hills and the Royal Society Range.

The Ferrar Glacier is located in between the Kukri Hills and the Royal Society Range.

This view shows the region surrounding Mt. Erebus/McMurdo Station to the left and Antarctica's Dry Valleys to the right.

This view shows the region surrounding Mt. Erebus/McMurdo Station to the left and Antarctica's Dry Valleys to the right.

This image shows the Dry Valleys region near Antarctica's McMurdo Station.  Many years of relentless wind have swept these valleys clean of their snow cover.  The same wind has also created blue ice in the large Koettlitz Glacier to the left of this image.  LIMA shows remarkable detail in the Royal Society Range that separates the Koettliz Glacier and the Ferrar Glacier.  This image was requested by Dr. Ed Dunlea for an International Polar Year report at the National Academy of Sciences.

This image shows the Dry Valleys region near Antarctica's McMurdo Station. Many years of relentless wind have swept these valleys clean of their snow cover. The same wind has also created blue ice in the large Koettlitz Glacier to the left of this image. LIMA shows remarkable detail in the Royal Society Range that separates the Koettliz Glacier and the Ferrar Glacier. This image was requested by Dr. Ed Dunlea for an International Polar Year report at the National Academy of Sciences.

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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio LIMA Data provided by: Patricia Vornberger (SAIC) LIMA data produced by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and NASA

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This page was originally published on Friday, July 27, 2007.
This page was last updated on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 12:00 AM EDT.


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