Rotating Cloudy Galileo Transitions to Blue Marble View
The MODIS instruments on the Terra and Aqua satellites take multi-spectral images of the Earth daily. This realistic, cloudy Earth is a composite of MODIS imagery from March 3, 2009. This animation reveals a transition from the MODIS view of Earth to the Blue Marble image, to allow a look at the planet without clouds. 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.
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Datasets used in this visualization
Aqua Blue MarbleID: 252Collected with MODIS
Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).See all pages that use this dataset
Terra and Aqua True Color (Band Combination 1, 4, 3)ID: 649Collected with MODIS NASA 3/2/2009
Sea Surface Temperature-Net Primary Productivity CorrelationID: 6561999-2004
Behrenfeld at. al., Nature 444, 752-755 (7 December 2006)See all pages that use this dataset
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