Earth  ID: 3390

AMSR-E Sea Surface Temperature

This animation is part of an NSF-funded, international project, Exploring Time. The two-hour television special, broadcast on the Discovery Channel in the spring of 2007, explores how the world changes over different timescales ... from billionths of seconds to billions of years. This animation portrays a 3-day moving average of AMSR-E sea surface temperature (SST) over the western hemisphere from the beginning of 2005 to early December, 2006. In addition, seasonal MODIS land cover shows the advance and retreat of snow over the northern hemisphere.

This program was also broadcast in Japan through a partnership with the NHK international broadcasting service and in France through a partnership with the ARTE television network.

Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Visualizer
Alex Kekesi (GST): Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
David Adamec (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC): Scientist
Scott Braun (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Owen Kelley (George Mason University): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

Short URL to share this page:


Data Used:
Aqua/AMSR-E/Sea Surface Temperature
2005-01-01 to 2006-12-04
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Land Cover
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.

DLESE >> Physical oceanography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Temperature
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Temperature >> Sea Surface Temperature
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Temperature >> Water Temperature
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