Earth  ID: 2488

MODIS Snow Cover over the Sierra Nevada Mountains

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) provides data in 36 spectral bands, some of which are used in an algorithm to map global snow cover. The animation shows a time series of MODIS snow-cover maps of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, derived from MODIS-derived daily snow maps with 500-m resolution for the winter and spring of 2001.

Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Visualizer
Dorothy Hall (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Snow Data Preparation was done by The MODIS Snow & Ice Team, Janet Y. L. Chien. Blue Marble data courtesy of Reto Stockli. Technical Assistance from the following SVS team members: Randall Jones, Kevin Mahoney, Marte Newcombe, Tom Bridgman, Lori Perkins, Gregory Shirah, Eric Sokolowsky, James Williams.

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

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Mission:
Terra

Data Used:
Terra/MODIS/Snow Cover 8-day composite L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG (MOD10C2) 10/16/2001 to 04/23/2002
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble Cloud Cover
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble 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.

Keywords:
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Sierra Nevada Mountains
SVS >> Snow Cover
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Snow
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