Earth  ID: 3565

Aqua MODIS: Snow Cover designed for Science On a Sphere (SOS) and WMS

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) provides data in 36 spectral bands, some of which are used to map global snow cover. However, MODIS can only take measurements of the surface in daylight, cloud-free areas. For this animation, valid snowcover measurements are retained over time during darkness or cloudy days until a subsequent valid measurement is found. This animation shows the dynamic advance and retreat of MODIS daily snow cover from September 1, 2002 through September 20, 2008.

Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Visualizer
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Victoria Weeks (HTSI): Video Editor
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Producer
Dorothy Hall (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Mission:
Terra

Data Used:
Aqua/MODIS
2002/09/01 - 2008/09/20
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble Land Cover
Credit:
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
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This item is part of these series:
Science On a Sphere
SOS Production - FROZEN

Keywords:
DLESE >> Cryology
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Ice Temperature
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow Cover
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow Cover
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Global Ice
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