The Ocean - a driving force for Weather and Climate
Released on August 2, 2012
The Ocean is essential to life on Earth. Most of Earth's water is stored in the ocean. Although 40 percent of Earth's population lives within, or near coastal regions- the ocean impacts people everywhere. Without the ocean, our planet would be uninhabitable. This animation helps to convey the importance of Earth's oceanic processes as one component of Earth's interrelated systems.
This animation uses Earth science data from a variety of sensors on NASA Earth observing satellites to measure physical oceanography parameters such as ocean currents, ocean winds, sea surface height and sea surface temperature. These measurements, in combination with atmospheric measurements such as surface air temperature, precipitation and clouds can help scientists understand the ocean's impact on weather and climate and what this means for life here on Earth. NASA satellites and their unique view from space are helping to unveil the vast... and largely unexplored.... OCEAN.
NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information Systems (EOSDIS) EOSDIS is a distributed system of twelve data centers and science investigator processing systems. EOSDIS processes, archives, and distributes data from Earth observing satellites, field campaigns, airborne sensors, and related Earth science programs. These data enable the study of Earth from space to advance scientific understanding.
Sponsored by Earth Science Data and Information System Project/NASA GSFC Joint project between NASA GSFC and NASA JPL Design: Carol Boquist, NASA GSFC Jennifer Brennan, Adnet Systems Inc., NASA GSFC Dr. Brian Krupp, Adnet Systems Inc., NASA GSFC Dr. Eric M. De Jong, NASA JPL Barbara McGuffie, NASA JPL Science Advisors: Jessica Hausman, NASA JPL David Moroni, NASA JPL Dr. Jorge Vazquez, NASA JPL Dr. Scott Braun, NASA GSFC Dr. Arthur Hou, NASA GSFC Dr. Matthew Rodell, NASA GSFC Dr. Eric Lindstrom, NASA HQ Animation: Robert Baldwin, Studio Orb Narration: Raymond A. Hearn http://raymondhearn.com Producer/Editor: Erica Drezek, Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., NASA GSFC Special Thanks: Paul Andres, Jason Craig and Michael Stetson, Solar System Visualization Project, NASA JPL Heather K. Dennis, Studio Orb Dr. Michelle Gierach, NASA JPL Dr. Matthew Smith, NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center Dr. Wendy Tang, NASA JPL M. Sara Tweedie, Tweedie & Assoc. Data sets available through: NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Data Centers http://earthdata.nasa.gov Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GHRC DAAC) GOES GOES data distributed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) AIRS, TRMM AIRS imagery created using the NASA GES DISC Giovanni Tool Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center (LaRC ASDC) CERES Land Processes DAAC (LP DAAC) MODIS Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) MODIS, SeaWiFS Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO.DAAC) CCMP, GHRSST, GRACE, Jason-2, OSCAR, QuikSCAT NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) Population Density, Natural Hazard Drought Indices and Flood Risk data Next Generation Blue Marble data courtesy: NASA Earth Observatory
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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 22.214.171.124.0