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Rotating Blue Marble

The Blue Marble Next Generation (BMNG) data set provides a monthly global cloud-free true-color picture of the Earth's landcover at a 500-meter spatial resolution. This data set, shown on a globe, is derived from monthly data collected in 2004. The ocean color is derived from applying a depth shading to the bathymetry data. The Antarctica coverage shown is the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica.

Visualization Credits

Adam Martin (UMBC): Lead Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Troy Cline (Raytheon/GSFC): Narrator
Maria Frostic (UMBC): Producer
Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Michael Behrenfeld (Oregon State University): Scientist
Maria Frostic (UMBC): Writer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Band Combination 1, 4, 3 3/2/2009
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble Cloud Cover
Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble
Sea Surface Temperature-Net Primary Productivity Correlation 1999-2004
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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