Earth  ID: 2746

ICESat First Light Release: A Global Perspective

Criss-crossing the world below at nearly 17,000 miles per hour, ICESat is measuring the Earth from space with unprecedented accuracy. ICESat measures the Earth by shining pulses of green and infrared light from one of its three onboard lasers. Although the major goal of ICESat's mission is to observe ice near the poles, the satellite takes measurements continuously around the entire globe, providing valuable information about our planet's clouds, oceans, mountains, forests, and fields.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Alex Kekesi (GST): Animator
Christopher Shuman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Jay Zwally (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA's Earth Observatory.

Additional credit goes to Canadian Space Agency, RADARSAT International Inc.

The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Mission:
Terra

Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004
RADARSAT-1/SAR
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Dates of Data Used:
Simulated Data

Keywords:
SVS >> Satellite
DLESE >> Technology
NASA Science >> Earth