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The HoloGlobe Project (Version 1)

This animation was originally produced for the Smithsonian Institution's HoloGlobe Exhibit which opened to the public on August 10, 1996 at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. These various data sets showing progressive global change were mapped onto a rotating globe and projected into space to create a holographic image of the Earth. Showing Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere are dynamic, changing on timescales of days, minutes, or even seconds.

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Visualization Credits

Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Andy Acuna (Hughes STX): Animator
John Cavallo (Hughes STX): Animator
Liam Krauss (Hughes STX): Animator
Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Barbara Summey (Raytheon): Animator
Brian Tighe (NASA): Animator
Marit Jentoft-Nilsen (RSIS): Animator
Kannappan Palaniappan (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Fritz Hasler (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center - Scientific Visualization Studio, Smithsonian Institution, National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Global Change Research Project (GCRP), National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), Dynamic Media Associates (DMA), New York Film and Animation Company, Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), Hughes STX Corporation

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Data Used:
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Operational Linescan System
Galileo/Solid-State Imaging Camera
NOAA/AVHRR/Sea Surface Temperature
NOAA/AVHRR/Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly
USGS/NEIC/Earthquake Activity
National Earthquake Information Center
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

Dates of Data Used:

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Cloud Cover
SVS >> Earthquake
DLESE >> Geology
SVS >> HoloGlobe
DLESE >> Human geography
DLESE >> Natural hazards
DLESE >> Physical geography
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
SVS >> SST Anomaly
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Land Surface >> Topography
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