Earth Science Heads-up Display

  • Released Wednesday, September 24, 2014

On September 10, 2014, NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) was celebrated in an evening event at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. The title of this event was "Vital Signs: Taking the Pulse of Our Planet", and the speakers at this event included several Earth Scientists from Goddard Space Flight Center. This animation was used in the beginning of the event to illustrate the interconnectedness of the many Earth-based data sets that NASA has produced over the last decade or so. The animation simulates a view of the Earth from the International Space Station, over which interconnected data sets are displayed as if on a head-up display.

Dr. Lennard Fisk of the University of Michigan using the visualization in his talk at the Smithsonian event.

Dr. Lennard Fisk of the University of Michigan using the visualization in his talk at the Smithsonian event.



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Release date

This page was originally published on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.
This page was last updated on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 12:05 AM EST.


Datasets used in this visualization

  • [Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)]

    ID: 221
  • Incoming Solar Radiation [Aqua: CERES]

    ID: 242
    Sensor: CERES

    Data from SORCE for the flux magnitude at the Earth's orbit, coupled with solar incidence angles based on CERES measurement locations and times

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  • Outgoing Longwave Radiation Flux [Aqua: CERES]

    ID: 247
    Sensor: CERES
  • Global Biosphere [SeaStar: SeaWiFS]

    ID: 467
    Sensor: SeaWiFS

    SeaWiFS Global Biosphere is a combination of the Land NDVI and Chlorophyll Concentration data sets. All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye.

    Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (NOTE: In January 2013, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye combined to become one DigitalGlobe.).

    This dataset can be found at: http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/PRODUCTS/

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  • Fire Location [Terra and Aqua: MODIS]

    ID: 496
    Sensor: MODIS

    Credit: Fire location data courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project (NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland - http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov)

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  • NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)) [Terra and Aqua: MODIS]

    ID: 633
    Sensor: MODIS
  • MERRA

    ID: 684
    Type: Analysis
  • [NuSTAR]

    ID: 829

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