Earth  ID: 12957

During a Year in Orbit, IceCube Created a New Map of Earth's Clouds

Although it was only designed to last three months, the tiny CubeSat known as IceCube has been orbiting Earth for a full year, collecting data on a hard-to-study type of cloud.

In that time, IceCube has created a global map of these ice clouds around the planet, which could someday help improve models and forecasts.
 

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Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Lead Producer
Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC): Lead Writer
Dong Wu (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Visualizer
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Clouds
SVS >> Forecast
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Clouds
SVS >> Model Data
SVS >> Hyperwall
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 8.0.0.0.0