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NCCS Hyperwall Show: MERRA Timeline

This animation is a timeline intended to accompany the NCCS MERRA hyperwall show. The timeline shows the extent of the MERRA data set along with the period that the NCCS hyperwall MERRA show covers. The MERRA show includes visualizations from May through July for the years 1993 (a flood year for central North America) and 1988 (a drought year for central North America). Visualizations synchronized in time are shown above and below the timeline on the hyperwall.

MERRA. is the Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications. It is a 30-year continuous data record based on a computational atmospheric model that includes assimilated satellite data. MERRA uses the Goddard Earth Observing System Data Assimilation System Version 5 (GEOS-5) model.

This visualization was created for display on the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) hyperwall. This is a set of tiled high definition displays consisting of 5 displays across by 3 displays down. The full resolution of all combined displays is 6840 pixels accross by 2304 pixels down. This movie was rendered at this high resolution, then diced up into images to be displayed on each screen.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Ivy Flores (IRC/UMBC): Animator
Michelle Williams (UMBC): Producer
Michael Bosilovich (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Eric Sokolowsky (GST): Project Support
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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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