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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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MOLA-based still image showing Martian topography of Olympus Mons as both color and elevation. Note: Olympus Mons on Mars, in false color. Animator: Eric Sokolowsky (GST). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA, fvGCM/CLDTOT (Vertically-integrated, random overlap, total cloud cover (Inst) [fraction]).
Topics: Mars, Topography, What -- Mars
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2883
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
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The Blue Marble Next Generation (BMNG) data set provides a monthly global cloud-free true-color picture of the Earth's landcover at a 500-meter spatial resolution. This data set, shown on a globe, is derived from monthly data collected in 2004. The ocean color is derived from applying a depth shading to the bathymetry data. The Antarctica coverage snown is the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica. Behind the Earth is a skymap from the Tycho and Hipparcos star catalogs. This skymap is plotted in...
Topics: Cryology, HDTV, Sea Ice, Earth Science, Cryosphere, What -- Landsat 7, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3539
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This animation is one in a series created to show an accurate representation of the Earth's rotation at different temporal resolutions. The animation is created from images taken by the Galileo spacecraft during a close pass of the Earth on December 11-12, 1990. The animations range from real-time, in which no rotation can be perceived, to 3600 times real-time, in which both the Earth's rotation and cloud motion can bee seen. The series also includes an animation in which the Earth's rotation...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Clouds, Physical geography, What -- Galileo, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1375
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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A study of human gait motion. Note: An animation of a skeleton running. Animator: Brian Garner (University of Texas), Clay Anderson (NASA), John Cavallo (Hughes STX), Shahram Shiri (NASA), Andy Acuna (Hughes STX). Scientist: Marcus Pandy (University of Texas), Brian Garner (University of Texas), Clay Anderson (University of Texas), Kotara Sasaki (University of Texas).
Topics: Biology, Running, Skeletal Modeling, Where -- Texas
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?92
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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MOLA-based still image showing Martian topography of Valles Marineris as both color and elevation. Note: Valles Marineris on Mars, in false color. Animator: Eric Sokolowsky (GST). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA, fvGCM/CLDTOT (Vertically-integrated, random overlap, total cloud cover (Inst) [fraction]).
Topics: Mars, Topography, What -- Mars
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2884
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This animation includes seven visualizations from Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and NASA HPCC Earth and Space Sciences Project investigators. In order of appearance, they are stellar turbulence, 3D colliding black holes, star formation, solar surge, Hurricane Florence, Southern California fly-over, and a running skeleton. Classical music accompanies the visuals. Note: The full, 6.5-minute Images video with music. Animator: Fausto Cattaneo (University of Chicago), Chad...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Biology, Natural hazards, Physical geography, Space science, Supercomputing...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?110
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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...
Topics: Human geography, Physical geography, Zoom, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, What -- Landsat 7, Where...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2128
NASA Images
by Data courtesy Marc Imhoff (NASA/GSFC) and Christopher Elvidge (NOAA/NGDC). Image by Craig Mayhew (NASA/GSFC) and Robert Simmon (NASA/GSFC).
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This image of Earth's city lights was created with data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS). Originally designed to view clouds by moonlight, the OLS is also used to map the locations of permanent lights on the Earth's surface. The brightest areas of the Earth are the most urbanized, but not necessarily the most populated. (Compare western Europe with China and India.) Cities tend to grow along coastlines and transportation networks. Even...
Topics: Human geography, Lights, Urbanization, Earth Science, Human Dimensions, Population, Population...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2916
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Tropical Depression Kyle is expected to reach the northeast Florida coast in 24 hours. It is currently packing sustained winds of 30 mph. The storm developed on September 20, 2002 and has been classified as a sub-tropical depression, tropical storm, hurricane, tropical storm, and now a tropical depression. The visualization zooms down to the storm and then shows the overall rain structure of Kyle. Yellow represents areas where at least 0.5 inches of rain fell per hour. Green shows at least 1.0...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Hurricane, Hurricane Kyle, Natural hazards, What -- GOES 8, Where -- Florida
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2618
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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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...
Topics: Human geography, Physical geography, Zoom, What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Goddard Space...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2749
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, and Virginia Butcher (SSAI)
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Despite the 2:1 relative size difference between Earth and Mars, the Martian volcano, Olympus Mons, still dwarfs Earth's Mauna Loa, Hawaii volcano. When measured from the ocean floor, Mauna Loa is 10km. high compared to Olympus Mons at 23km. This animation is one element of the Earth-Mars comparison, showing Earth in its true color beauty. This animation is match-framed to animations #2864 through #2872. Note: Animation starts with a true color Earth and slowly zooms down to Mauna Loa, Hawaii....
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Mars, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2865
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: This animation shows temperature in the atmosphere from August 13 through October 15, 2004. Red represents higher temperatures; blue represents lower temperatures. The spatial resolution is low: each pixel covers an area of 5 degrees longitude by 2 degrees latitude, so the entire world (except for 1 degree at each pole) is covered by the 72x89 pixel images. Data Collected: 2004/08/13-2004/10/15. Animator: Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC), Jeff De La Beaujardiere (NASA). Scientist: Mark Schoeberl...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Temperature, Air Temperature, Location,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3102
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Blue Marble Next Generation data set provides a monthly global cloud-free true-color picture of the Earth's land cover at a 500-meter spatial resolution. This visualization of the data set shows seasonal variations such as snowfall, spring greening and droughts in a seamless fashion, thereby heightening awareness of changes in the Earth's climate. The image here shows a global view of the data. This data set is derived from imagery taken in 2004 by the MODIS instrument on the Terra...
Topics: Earth Science, Land Surface, Land Use/Land Cover, Land Cover, What -- Terra, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3273
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Ocean Planet is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution which opened in Washington DC on April 22, 1995. A part of the exhibition was a computer flyby of the Pacific Ocean developed in the SVS. This animation represents a stage in the development of that flyby. Note: An animated zoom-in and flyby of Pacific Ocean bathymetry. Animator: Dave Pape (NASA). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: NOAA/AVHRR, ETOPO5.
Topics: Ocean Planet, Physical geography, Smithsonian Institution, What -- Earth, Where -- Washington,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?54
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: An animation of a skeleton jumping. Animator: Brian Garner (University of Texas), Andy Acuna (Hughes STX). Scientist: Marcus Pandy (University of Texas), Brian Garner (University of Texas), Frank Anderson (University of Texas).
Topics: Biology, Jumping, Musculoskeletal Modeling, Where -- Texas
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?94
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Flyover of Mars topography globe in Tharsis region with false color texture. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: David Smith (NASA/GSFC), Gregory Neumann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA.
Topics: Mars, Physical geography, Space science, Tharsis Rise, What -- Mars, Where -- Massachusetts
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?655
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
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Note: SeaWiFS false color data showing seasonal change in the oceans and on land for North America and the North Pacific. The data is seasonally averaged, and shows fall, winter, spring, summer, fall, winter, spring, and summer. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon), Marte Newcombe (GST). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topic: Biological oceanography, Physical geography, Seasons, Location, North America
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?436
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The VIS-5D scientific visualization system has been extended to include an interactive mode controlled by virtual environment devices. This animation is part of a series of live screen captures demonstrating this capability. Note: A live screen capture of an interaction with data from a global climate model. Data Collected: 1980/01-1993/12. Animator: Steve Maher (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Paul Schopf (NASA/GSFC).
Topic: Climatology, Technology, Virtual Reality
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?119
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This animation rotates around a virtual moon showing Clementine data. The first frame and last frame of the animation match up to allow continuous cycling of the rotation. Note: This animation depicts a virtual camera spinning around Clementine data of the moon. Data Collected: 1994/02/26-1994/05/05. Animator: Alex Kekesi (GST). Scientist: James Garvin (NASA/HQ). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Clementine, Clementine/HIRES.
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Moon, What -- Moon, What -- Clementine
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3444
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: An animation of a skeleton sitting. Animator: Brian Garner (University of Texas), Andy Acuna (Hughes STX). Scientist: Marcus Pandy (University of Texas), Brian Garner (University of Texas), Frank Anderson (University of Texas).
Topics: Biology, Musculoskeletal Modeling, Sitting, Where -- Texas
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?95
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Photo by Karen Seto
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Note: Typical abandoned project. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Karen Seto (Boston University). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Photo.
Topics: Ecology, Human geography, Location, China, Where -- Boston, Where -- China
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?915
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Views of the asteroid Eros generated by data from the laser rangefinder. The 3-D model was generated from laser rangefinder data and the color was applied based on color images. Note: NEAR views the Asteroid Eros in True Color. This work has been visible on: Cameo in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC), Tom Bridgman (GST), Marte Newcombe (GST). Scientist: David Smith (NASA/GSFC), Maria Zuber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)....
Topics: Asteroid, Eros, Laser Rangefinder, Space science, What -- Laser Rangefinder, What -- CAMEO, Where...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2061
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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The true global geography of Mars first emerged with comprehensive maps from Mariner 9 and Viking during the 1970's. This visualization tours the Red Planet using the Viking data set, hitting such features as the Valles Marineris canyons and the Olympus Mons volcano. Note: A flyby of the Martian surface, using topography and imagery from Mariner 9 and Viking. Animator: Robert Crippen (NASA), David Curkendall (NASA/JPL CalTech), Joseph Jacob (NASA), Peggy Li (NASA), Lucian Plesea (NASA/JPL...
Topics: Mars, Space science, Who -- Robert Crippen, What -- Mars, What -- Mariner 9, What -- Viking
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?559
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Note: A rotating globe with tectonic plate boundaries indicated as cyan lines. Animator: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC), Barbara Summey (Raytheon). Scientist: Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space).
Topics: Geology, Plates, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1288
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Animation of positron-electron annihilation. Animator: Edgar Russell (NASA). Scientist: David Leisawitz (NASA/GSFC).
Topic: Chemistry, Electron, Positron, Space science
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?182
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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A tiny neutron star orbits incessantly around a massive star with a diameter a million times larger than its own. The high luminosity of the massive star drives a strong wind from its surface. The neutron star crashes through this wind at over 300 kilometers per second. The gravity and X-ray luminosity of the neutron star act to disrupt the wind, producing an extended wake of dense gas trailing behind the neutron star. In this simulation, the tidal distortion of the primary star and the...
Topics: Neutron Star, Space science, Stellar Wind, Where -- Illinois, Where -- Arizona
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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A tiny neutron star orbits incessantly around a massive star with a diameter a million times larger than its own. The high luminosity of the massive star drives a strong wind from its surface. The neutron star crashes through this wind at over 300 kilometers per second. The gravity and X-ray luminosity of the neutron star act to disrupt the wind, producing an extended wake of dense gas trailing behind the neutron star. In this simulation, the tidal distortion of the primary star and the...
Topics: Neutron Star, Space science, Stellar Wind, Where -- Illinois, Where -- Arizona
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This animation is one of a series depicting the results of a two-dimensional ideal magnetohydrodynamic simulation of magnetic flux emerging through a solar atmosphere. The simulation has a resolution of 300x500 cells and a length scale of 16 Mm x 6.8 Mm. The simulation depicts 1730 seconds in the evolution of the model. Note: A animation of the evolution of the density, the magnetic field, and the mach number in the solar atmosphere model. Magnetic field contours are shown in black and mach...
Topics: Space science, Sun, What -- Sun, Where -- Sudan
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?113
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Researchers and forecasters often study sea surface temperatures for an activity predictions for 2003 in part to changing conditions in the Pacific Ocean, such as the demise of El Nino. This sequence traces the evolution of the warmer-than-normal waters associated with the weak El Nino that developed in the late fall of 2002. By January, the warm conditions began to dissipate. Fewer than normal hurricanes generally form when El Nino is present. Researchers say the Pacific may transition to the...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Climatology, El Nino, Hurricane, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2753
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Earth and Mars are two planets which evolved very differently. By studying locations on Earth whose environment might be similar with that of Mars, scientists are able to theorize about 'the red planet' as well. Meteor Crater is one such study site in the Colorado Plateau, 73 km east of Flagstaff, Arizona. After the meteorite hit the surface of the Arizona desert thousands of years ago, some of the rocks were pushed up along the edge to form a rim around the crater. High resolution (2 m)...
Topics: Geology, Earth Science, Land Surface, Topography, Landforms, What -- Earth, What -- Mars, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3335
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The VIS-5D scientific visualization system has been extended to include an interactive mode controlled by virtual environment devices. This animation is part of a series of live screen captures demonstrating this capability. Note: A live screen capture of an interaction with a 3D perspective view of a Hubble Space Telescope image of R-Aquarii. The image has been deconvolved using the maximum entropy method. Animator: Steve Maher (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: J. Michael Hollis (NASA/GSFC), Richard...
Topics: Space science, Technology, Virtual Reality, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?118
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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A Risk Map depicts which geographic regions are at greater or lesser risk for some specific event or condition. This image represents a sample risk map for the West Nile Virus in North America. This image was created in support of a story describing how NASA is assisting the CDC and EPA in tracking the spread of West Nile Virus. Note: A sample West Nile Virus risk map for North America. Animator: James W. Williams (GST). Scientist: David Rogers (Oxford University).
Topics: CDC, EPA, Risk Map, West Nile Virus, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2570
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
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Zoom onto metropolitan centers from wide angle views, 11 seconds each. Note: Zoom down to New York City, 12 April 1998. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topics: Human geography, New York, Physical geography, Where -- New York City, Where -- New York
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?473
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Ocean Planet is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution which opened in Washington DC on April 22, 1995. A part of the exhibition was a computer flyby of the Pacific Ocean developed in the SVS. This animation represents a stage in the development of that flyby. Note: An animated fly-by from a point in space above North America to soar over the Pacific, then to dive near Hawaii and fly underwater past Japan, through the Mariana trench, to resurface near New Guinea. This...
Topics: Ocean Planet, Physical geography, Physical oceanography, Smithsonian Institution, What -- Landsat...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?59
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A slow flyby of the Pacific Northwest from Crater Lake to Mt. Rainier, using Landsat imagery draped over elevation data. Note: This animation starts at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, and travels north to Seattle, Washington. Views of Wizard Island in Crater lake, the Columbia River, Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Spirit Lake, and Mt. Rainier can be seen. Animator: Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC), Randall Jones (GST), Alex Kekesi (GST). Scientist: Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC)....
Topics: Crater Lake, Forestry, Landsat, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Physical geography, Seattle, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?977
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Note: This is a conceptual animation of the Milky Way Galaxy. Animator: Edgar Russell (NASA). Scientist: David Leisawitz (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Galaxy, Space science, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?127
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One year, 900 locations, thousands of coral reefs. That's the tally of NASA's Landsat 7 satellite as it continues to deliver cutting edge images and information about the Earth. Note: With the Landsat 7 data we can rigorously test hypotheses about how entire reef ecosystems form,-- says coral reef ecologist Bruce Hatcher of Dalhousie University--We no longer are limited to the observations we can collect by wandering around in small boats and sampling individual reefs to infer large-scale...
Topics: Biological oceanography, Coral Reefs, Florida Keys, What -- Landsat 7, What -- Earth, Where --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2007
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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...
Topics: Globe, Physical geography, Zoom, What -- Earth, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2255
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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...
Topics: Human geography, Physical geography, Zoom, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, What -- Landsat 7, Where...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2123
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This ozone hole animation was created for the panel session 'Astrophysics or Astro-graphics' at the workshop 'Communicating Astronomy to the Public' on October 2, 2003. The purpose of the animation was to illustrate two different ways that a visualization might be structured based on the amount of time the viewer had to look at it. The animation on the left fully illustrated the data, imperfections and all, under the assumption that a presenter would have time to explain the animation in...
Topics: Cryology, Ozone Hole, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2836
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This is the star system is known as R-Aquarii, this system is comprised of a hot star orbiting a mass losing giant star. Note: This visualization is demonstrating that data collected from cameras on satellites have flaws or problems and that those issues can be fixed using a mathematical technique called maximum entropy using a parallel computer system. Animator: Dave Pape (NASA). Narrator: J. Michael Hollis (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: J. Michael Hollis (NASA/GSFC), John E. Dorband (NASA/GSFC)....
Topics: Maximum Entropy, Space science, Technology, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2796
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
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A composite image of the Earth from SeaWIFS is used as the background of this beauty shot of Earth Probe TOMS. Note: Earth Probe TOMS orbiting the Earth. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC), Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Earth Probe/TOMS, SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topics: Beauty Shot, Technology, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?818
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Matter behaves differently in a microgravity environment such as the International Space Station. Simulations can help scientists understand how heated or cooled fluids behave in microgravity. Computationally reducing gravity shows that temperature variation on the fluid surface becomes dominant and causes the fluid to move. A few degrees' variation can lead to significant motion. Note: Two animations of fluid flow in a microgravity environment, where colors represent temperature and ribbons...
Topics: Fluid dynamics, Microgravity, Simulation, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Swift,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?557
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The Voyager and Pioneer Spacecraft have detected large-scale quasi-periodic plasma fluctuations in the outer heliosphere beyond 20 AU. A plasma vortex sheet model can explain these fluctuations and the observed correlations between various physical variables. The large scale outer heliosphere is modeled by solving the 3-D compressible magnetohydrodynamic equations involving three interacting shear layers. Computations were done on a Cray computer at the NASA Center for Computational Sciences....
Topics: Heliosphere, Instability, Plasma, Space science, What -- Voyager
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?8
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
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Note: Fly into Tasmania using SeaWiFS imagery. Animator: Marte Newcombe (GST). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topics: Physical geography, Location, Australia, Where -- Australia
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1268
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This still of the Earth with clouds is intended to be wrapped to a sphere. The look (i.e., appearance of the clouds, coloration of the ocean, etc) was art-directed to meet the needs of a particular production.This visualization was created in support of the Science on a Sphere film called "Largest" which is about Jupiter. This still image matches several other Earth apperances from the film. Note: Flat Earth still. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Editor: Victoria Weeks (HTSI)....
Topics: Earth, Science On a Sphere, Planets, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, Where -- Victoria, Earth, Terra,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3615
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This animation shows the ice concentration in Greenland. The ice has decreased significantly (~50 cm/year) along the coast and increased slightly in the center (+2 cm/year). Researchers view this as yet another serious warning sign of the threat of global warming. Note: Greenlands ice concentration change: blues represent significant loss and yellow represent sublte gains in ice. Data Collected: 1993/06-1993/07, 1994/05-1994/06, 1998/06-1998/07,1999/05, 1999/06-1999/07. Animator: Lori Perkins...
Topics: Climatology, Cryology, Glacier, Ice, Location, Greenland, Where -- Greenland
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1254
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Note: Global aerosol data in the period around the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. Animator: Dave Pape (NASA), David Hon (NASA). Scientist: Richard McPeters (NASA/GSFC), Jay Herman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Nimbus-7/TOMS/Aerosols.
Topics: Aerosols, Atmospheric science, Mt. Pinatubo, Natural hazards, What -- Nimbus 7
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?74
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The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) measures microwave emission from ozone and chlorine monoxide, a major ozone destroying radical. Right after UARS was launched, MLS began to measure large concentrations of chlorine monoxide over the south pole. These dramatic images clearly showed the extent of the south polar ozone destruction and confirmed the connection between man-made chlorine and the formation to the Antarctic ozone hole. Why is so much chlorine monoxide found over the Antarctic? UARS...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Chlorine Monoxide, Climatology, Ozone, Location, Antarctica, What...
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The SORCE mission monitors solar variability to determine its impact on the Earth's climate. The X-ray photometer aboard SORCE observes the record-breaking solar flares in the Fall of 2003. The line graph shows the photometer's measured solar radiation flux in the 1-7 nanometer wavelength band (x-ray) measured in milliwatts per square meter. The ultraviolet (195 Îÿ_ngstrom) imagery from SOHO/EIT (green) illustrates where the flares (the bright white spots) are located on the solar disk. This...
Topics: Solar Active Region, Solar Radiation, Space science, Ultraviolet, X-ray, Earth Science, Sun-earth...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2918
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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The VIS-5D scientific visualization system has been extended to include an interactive mode controlled by virtual environment devices. This animation is part of a series of live screen captures demonstrating this capability. Note: A live screen capture of an interaction with data from a computer simulation of Hurricane Florence. Data Collected: 1988/09/09-1988/09/10. Animator: Steve Maher (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Fritz Hasler (NASA/GSFC), G. Lai (NASA/GSFC), Ed Rodgers (NASA/GSFC), M. Karyampudi...
Topic: Atmospheric science, Hurricane, Technology, Virtual Reality
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?120
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Note: A rotating Earth, using a composite image derived from the flyby of Galileo in December, 1990. Animator: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Galileo/Solid-State Imaging Camera.
Topics: Galileo, Physical geography, What -- Earth, What -- Galileo
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1319
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Note: An animation of the three-dimensional structure of global methane evolving over time, from a global data assimilation model. Animator: Steve Maher (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Lang-Ping Chang (NASA/GSFC), Stephen E. Cohn (NASA/GSFC), Peter M. Lyster (NASA/GSFC), Richard Menard (NASA/GSFC), Guang-Ping Lou (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Global Data Assimilation Model/Global Methane.
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Topic: Atmospheric science, Methane, Technology
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Source data courtesy of HAO and NSO PSPT project team. HAO is a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research which is supported by the National Science Foundation.Special thanks to Vanessa George (University of Colorado/LASP) and Randy Meisner(Michigan State University)
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A close-up view of a sunspot group with faculae and pull-out to show the entire Sun. Note: Movie pulling-out from close view of a sunspot group. Data Collected: 2002-04-27T18:03:48.864Z. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST). Scientist: William R. Ochs (NASA/GSFC), Robert F. Cahalan (NASA/GSFC), Gary Rottman (University of Colorado/LASP). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: PSPT/CaIIK camera, SORCE.
Topics: Faculae, Space science, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Solar Activity, Sunspots, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2656
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio,MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov)
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Evaporation from the Great Lakes develops into clouds moving East, dropping snow as they go. Note: Pull-out from the Great Lakes. You can clearly see the clouds developing over the lakes and moving over the surrounding area. Animator: Joycelyn Thomson (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: David Herring (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Aqua/MODIS.
Topics: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Cryology, Lakes, Snow, Location, Great Lakes, Location, Michigan,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2653
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Note: This animation is a montage of short clips taken from animations the SVS has created over the past 15 years. Data Collected: Various. Animator: Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC).
Topic: Compilation, Other
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2748
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The Chesapeake Bay Landsat-7 Mosaic is a composite of eight Landsat-7 scenes acquired during the period of 1999-2002, where each pixel represents about 15 square meters on the ground. The original data set was a false-color Landsat-7 (ETM+) image using bands 7,4,2 and the panchromatic band (8). Color correction has been applied to resemble natural looking colors.This page offers the full color-corrected data set for download and lets you look around at it using the online viewer. You can...
Topics: Chesapeake Bay, Flyover, Landsat, Earth Science, What -- Landsat 7, What -- Landsat, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3473
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Map of the northern Canadian study area showing delineation of each polar bear population discussed in the paper titled 'Possible Effects of Climate Warming on Selected Populations of Polar Bears in the Canadian Arctic'. Sea ice concentration data shown is from June 2000. Note: Annotated map of the northern Canadian study region. Polar bear populations discussed in the paper are circled in orange. Data Collected: Jun-00. This work has been visible on: the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,...
Topics: Cryology, Physical oceanography, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Sea Ice, Earth Science, Oceans, Sea...
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Note: An interactive exploration of a computational model of Hurricane Florence using an immersive environment controlled by a boom. Data Collected: 1988/09/09-1988/09/10. Animator: Steve Maher (NASA/GSFC), Liam Krauss (Hughes STX). Scientist: Fritz Hasler (NASA/GSFC), G. Lai (NASA/GSFC), Ed Rodgers (NASA/GSFC), M. Karyampudi (NASA/GSFC), Kannappan Palaniappan (NASA/GSFC), Steve Maher (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: DMSP/SSM/I, GOES, Omega Dropwindsonde, Mesoscale Model.
Topic: Atmospheric science, Hurricane, Technology
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?82
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This animation is one of a series depicting the results of a two-dimensional ideal magnetohydrodynamic simulation of magnetic flux emerging through a solar atmosphere. The simulation has a resolution of 300x500 cells and a length scale of 16 Mm x 6.8 Mm. The simulation depicts 1730 seconds in the evolution of the model. Note: A animation of the evolution of the density gradient, the magnetic field, and the mach number in the solar atmosphere model. Magnetic field contours are shown in magenta...
Topics: Space science, Sun, What -- Sun, Where -- Sudan
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?114
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The Ocean Planet is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution which opened in Washington DC on April 22, 1995. A part of the exhibition was a computer flyby of the Pacific Ocean developed in the SVS. This animation represents a stage in the development of that flyby. Note: A flyby of the Galapagos Islands, both above and below the ocean surface. Data Collected: Various. Animator: Dave Pape (NASA). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Landsat-5/TM,...
Topics: Galapagos, Physical geography, What -- Landsat 5, Where -- Washington, Where -- Pacific Ocean
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Note: This animation presents correlated measurements and model data for an impact of a magnetic cloud originating from the Sun on the Earths magnetosphere on October 18-20, 1995. Data Collected: 1995/10/18-1995/10/20. Animator: Liam Krauss (Hughes STX). Scientist: Scott Boardsen (NASA/GSFC), Mauricio Peredo (NASA/GSFC), Hamid Al-Nashi (University of Alberta), Gordon Rostoker (University of Alberta). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Wind/MFI, Wind/SWE, CANOPUS/Magnetometer Array/Geomagnetic Field,...
Topics: Magnetosphere, Space science, Sun, What -- Sun
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The Apollo 17 spacecraft was launched from the Kennedy Space Center at midnight on December 7th, 1972. Just hours after lift-off, the command module aligned with the Earth and Sun, allowing the crew to photograph Earth in full light. For the first time in an Apollo mission, the Antarctic continent was visible allowing for a photo to be taken by the orbiting astronauts. The photo was taken at about 18,000 statute miles away from Earth. Virtually every picture showing the full Earth is derived...
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Topics: Photography, Picture, What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Galileo, Where --...
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This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Note: An animation of the global oceans draining on a flat Earth. Animator: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC), Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: 1-Degree DEM.
Topics: Bathymetry, Physical geography, What -- Earth
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The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) measures the chemistry of the lower stratosphere and upper troposphere. Nitric Acid is a corrosive, non-volatile, and inorganic acid. In the atmosphere it is formed by the conversion of nitrogen monoxide into nitrogen dioxide, and ultimately into nitric acid. Note: This animation shows varied concentrations of nitric acid near the Antarctic pole. Nitric acid has a relatively low concentration in the atmosphere but provides an important role in the production of...
Topics: HDTV, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry/Nitrogen Compounds, Nitric Acid, What --...
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This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Note: Global vegetation index for 1991, as measured by AVHRR. Data Collected: 1991/01/01-1991/12/31. Animator: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC), Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: NOAA-11/AVHRR,...
Topics: NDVI, Physical geography, What -- Earth, What -- NOAA 11, What -- NOAA 9
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Introductory animation for the SuperComputing (SC) 2002 Conference Video. SC2002 will be held in Baltimore, MD from Nov. 16-22. The title of the conference is 'From Terabytes to Insights'. This conceptual animation shows the SeaStar satellite collecting data and transmitting its data down to a ground station somewhere on the east coast. The network of lines seen on the United States outlines the Abilene network backbone, symbolizing the massive amount of data sharing attributed by just one...
Topics: What -- Seastar, What -- Earth, What -- Beam, What -- Terra, Where -- United States of America
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Visualization of global surface temperature. Note: Sea surface temperature with land vegetation. Animator: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: John Kermond (NOAA/Office of Global Programs). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: NOAA-7, 8, 11, 14, 16, 17/AVHRR/AVHRR Oceans Pathfinder Sea Surface Temperature.
Topics: Agricultural science, Biology, Physical oceanography, Sea Surface Temperature, Vegetation, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2625
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
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Note: SeaWiFS true color still images of New York City for 36 dates from September 15, 1997 to August 2, 1998. Animator: Jesse Allen (Raytheon). Scientist: Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SeaStar/SeaWiFS.
Topics: Atmospheric science, New York City, Physical geography, Where -- New York City
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This animation illustrates the output of the fvGCM atmospheric model, during the five day period just prior to the landfall of hurricane Ivan. The white cloud-like features show the cloud cover and total moisture calculated by the model and help to illustrate wind motion. Note: An animation illustrating the global nature of the fvGCM model. The white cloud-like features show the cloud cover and total moisture calculated by the model and help to illustrate wind motion. The modeled Hurricane Ivan...
Topic: HDTV, Hurricane, Hurricane Ivan, Global Climate Models
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This Landsat scene shows the city of Beijing, looking northward. The main city airport is visible in the foreground. The Landsat data is shown with shortwave infrared (TM Band 5) displayed as red, near infrared (TM Band 4) as green, and visible green (TM Band 2) as blue. Reddish tone shows bare soil or recently cultivated land, greens shows vegetation, while dark gray tones correspond to concrete and asphalt. The overall dark pink/red tone of the city in this image is due to the data coming...
Topics: Human geography, Physical geography, Location, China, What -- Landsat 5, Where -- Beijing, Where --...
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Restorer is a visualization technique for indicating the location of missing data in a scientific visualization. Rather than filling missing data regions with interpolated data colored with the same scale as real data or simply leaving such regions empty, the restorer technique fills the regions with interpolated data colored with a color table with only luminance values. This technique allows missing data to be indicated clearly without distracting from the content of the real data. Note: An...
Topic: Technology, Visualization techniques
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MOLA takes elevation data of Mars North Pole combined with Viking colormap. Note: Animation of Mars North Pole Fly-over. Animator: Alex Kekesi (GST). Scientist: David Smith (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA, Viking.
Topics: Mars, North Pole, Space science, What -- Mars, What -- Viking
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This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Note: An animation of the Pacific ocean draining as the Earth rotates. Animator: Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC), Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: 1-Degree DEM.
Topics: Bathymetry, Physical geography, What -- Earth, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1301
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The year 2000's Antarctic ozone hole is the largest ever observed. Scientists continue to investigate the phenomenon, and are somewhat surprised by its scale. Using data from NASA's Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instrument onboard the Earth Probe satellite, researchers can evaluate and compare current conditions over the south pole to readings taken by other instruments in years past. Continued monitoring of polar ozone levels helps researchers gain a better understanding of how the...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Ozone, What -- Spectrometer, What -- Earth, What -- Polar, What -- Nimbus 7,...
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