Surface Temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet During the Summer of 2005
The surface temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet is a sensitive indicator of surface melt extent, frequency, timing and duration. The daily clear-sky surface temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet was measured using MODIS-derived land surface temperature (LST) data-product maps. For this animation, an 8-day moving average of clear-sky surface temperature was generated from May 1 through September 1, 2005. Coldest temperatures are shown here in violet and blue, while warmer temperatures nearing the melting point of zero degrees centigrade are shown in orange and red. The summer season is repeated two times in this animation.
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Next Generation Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
MissionsThis visualization is related to the following missions:
Datasets used in this visualization
Aqua Daily L3 6.25 km 89 GHz Brightness Temperature (Tb)ID: 236Collected with AMSR-E 2005/05/01 - 2005/09/01
Aqua Sea Ice Concentration (Daily L3 12.5km Tb, Sea Ice Concentration, and Snow Depth)ID: 237Collected with AMSR-E 2005/05/01 - 2005/09/01
Terra and Aqua Land Surface TemperatureID: 557Collected with MODIS 2005/05/01 - 2005/09/01
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details, nor the data sets themselves on our site.