Earth  ID: 3622

Great Zoom into/out of New Orleans, Louisiana: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing through layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves floating in virtual space just above the ground.

This zoom in to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana was created for a presentation at SIGGRAPH 2009.


Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Missions:
Landsat
Terra

Data Used:
Terra/MODIS
Landsat-7/ETM+
IKONOS
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This item is part of this series:
Great Zooms

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Human geography
SVS >> New Orleans
DLESE >> Physical geography
SVS >> Zoom
GCMD >> Location >> North America
GCMD >> Location >> South America
SVS >> For Educators
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