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Guided Tour of LIMA Flyover

In 2007, more than 1,100 Landsat 7 images were used to create the first ever, high-resolution, true color map of Antarctica. The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) is a virtually cloud-free, 3-D view of Antarctica's frozen landscape produced by NASA, working with the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Geological Survey and the British Antarctic Survey.

Visualizers stitched together Landsat 7 satellite imagery acquired in 1999 and 2001 with a digital elevation model and field data measurements.

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Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Michelle Williams (UMBC): Video Editor
Michael Randazzo (AIMM): Video Editor
Laura Motel (UMBC): Narrator
Michelle Williams (UMBC): Producer
Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Jefferson Beck (UMBC): Producer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (UMBC): Producer
Bob Bindschadler (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Maria Frostic (UMBC): Writer
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Data Used:
Landsat-7/ETM+/Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica also referred to as: LIMA
Mosaic - NASA/GSFC, British Antarctic Survey, USGS EROS Data Center
Mosaicing to avoid clouds produced a high quality, nearly cloud-free benchmark data set of Antarctica for the International Polar Year from images collected primarily during 1999-2003.
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 these series:
Narrated Movies
Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica
Goddard Shorts

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