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Terrestrial Tour: Is Earth's Ice Thawing?

Credits

Special Thanks:  Steve Graham and Claire Parkinson (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and Edward Olsen (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
 
Produced by: Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach
 
All images and animations courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
Except:

  • Aqua spacecraft illustration: Reto Stöckli, NASA Earth Observatory team

  • Earth’s Western Henisphere “Blue Marble” image: Reto Stöckli/Robert Simmon/NASA/MODIS/USGS/DMSP

  • Aqua’s orbit animation: Jesse Allen/NASA

  • Earth globe image featuring North America: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio; Blue Marble data courtesy of Reto Stöckli (NASA/GSFC)

  • Factory with smoke stack photo: Ian Britton/Freephoto.com

  • Earth globe featuring North and Central Americas image: NASA image courtesy GOES Project Science Office

  • Caribou with mountains in background photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

  • Smokestacks at sunset photo: Ian Britton/Freephoto.com

  • Field of rapeseed photo: Ian Britton/Freephoto.com

  • Global carbon dioxide animation: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  • Anvil cloud photo: Vanessa Thomas

  • Photo of anvil clouds from space: NASA/STS-111

  • Clouds at sunrise photo: Vanessa Thomas

  • Global images of cloud reflectance and heat transmission: CERES Science Team, NASA Langley Research Center

  • Hurricane Alex image: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

  • Cold wakes animation: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

  • Maps of ship and buoy sea surface temperature measurements: National Climatic Data Center

  • Aqua map of sea surface temperatures on August 1, 2006: Jesse Allen/NASA, based on data from Remote Sensing Systems

  • Global sea surface temperature animation: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio: data provided by Norman Kuring (NASA/GSFC)

  • Mount Spurr volcanic plume photo: Game McGimsey/Alaska Volcano Observatory/U.S. Geological Survey

 
Produced by: Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach
 
All images and animations courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
Except:

  • Mount Saint Helens caldera and plume photo: Austin Post/USGS

  • Aqua images of ash plumes from Mount Etna and Klyuchevskaya Volcano: NASA images by Jeff Schmalz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center

  • Mount Redoubt eruption plume: R. Clucas/Alaska Volcano Observatory/U.S. Geological Survey

  • Dust over the Canary Islands image: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

  • Aqua images of dust over the Persian Gulf and Iraq: Jeff Schmalz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • Iraq dust storm photo; Togai Andrews

  • Aerial and ground-based fire photos: Andrea Booher/FEMA

  • Aqua images of smoke and fire locations in northern California and Boliva: NASA images courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response Team

  • Aqua image of smoke and fire locations in Russia: Jesse Allen/Earth Observatory/NASA

  • Turbulent clouds photo: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library: OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

  • Lightning in Romania photo: Mircea Madau

  • Lakeview tornado photo: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

  • Hurricane Katrina image: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

  • Iceberg weather station photo: Peter West/National Science Foundation

  • ER-2 research aircraft photo: Jim Ross/NASA

  • Map of global precipitable water: AIRS Science Team/NASA/JPL

  • Illustration of Aqua spacecraft from below: Reto Stöckli, NASA Earth Observatory

  • Maps of global mean temperatures and precipitable water vapor: Stephanie Granger, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  • Lightning in Kansas photo: Jimmy Dequara, www.australiaservereweather.com

  • Global temperatures animation: AIRS Scienct Team/NASA/JPL

  • Clouds over snowy mountain landscape photo: Vanessa Thomas

 
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music
Written by Vanessa Thomas
Designed by John Godfrey

Transcript

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