Released on March 10, 2005
This is an animation showing data from ICESat's Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS). Aerosol and cloud data are shown spanning 80 passes over the Africa region from October 4 through October 28 2003. The data are initially shown in the time order collected using an 8 day moving time window. After that, the first 40 passes are all shown at once and a flown over.