Earth  ID: 4439

High Resolution Layers from "Monsoons: Wet, Dry, Repeat..."

The visualizations here are based on the visualization Monsoons: Wet, Dry, Repeat (#4397). Each data set is presented in three resolutions: 8192x4096, 4096x2048, and 2048x1024. Each the 8192x4096 and 4096x2048 layers have been rendered with alpha transparency channels to allow you to create your own combinations of layered data. NOTE: the preview movies are composited over a black background, but the individual 8192x4096 and 4096x2048 frames have transparency channels. The 2048x1024 frames do not have transparency channels.

The layers have frame numbers from 01000 through 13000. Frame 01000 corresponds to 02 Jun 2014 at 00:00 GMT. Each successive frame is 15 minutes later. Frame 13000 corresponds to 05 Oct 2014 at 00:00 GMT. To determine the time for a specific layer's frame number, you can look at the date sequence's corresponding frame.

Even though all layers are provided at 15 minute intervals, most data sets do not have such a high cadence. In these cases, the frames simply show the same data. See the annotation with each data set for the cadences.

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Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Visualizer
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
George Huffman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Alex Kekesi (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Visualizer
Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Visualizer
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Visualizer
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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

Data Used:
GEMS/Soil Moisture
GEMS stands for Goddard Earth Modeling System. It is also known as the NSIPP Global Climate Model.
CPC (Climate Prediction Center) Cloud Composite
Data Compilation - Climate Prediction Center (CPC) - 2014-2015
Global cloud cover from multiple satellites
also referred to as: Global Flood Monitoring System (GFMS)
Model - UMD
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.

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