Earth  ID: 2662

Great Zoom out of Channel Islands, CA (Anacapa Island)

Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves floating in virtual space just above the ground.
This particular zoom was created in support of a JASON project video for NASA/GSFC/Code 935.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. The Blue Marble is courtesy of Reto Stöckli

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Data Used:
Terra/MODIS 2000/12/25
Landsat-7/ETM+ 2/4/2001 (mostly), 9/20/1999 (small lower right section)
IKONOS 12/11/2001, 1/5/2002
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.

This item is part of this series:
Great Zooms

SVS >> Anacapa Island
DLESE >> Human geography
DLESE >> Physical geography
SVS >> Zoom
GCMD >> Location >> Channel Islands
GCMD >> Location >> California
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