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by Chris Meaney NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Aquarius spacecraft in orbit around the Earth Note: Aquarius Beauty Shot 1 Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Scientist: David Adamec (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Water, Aquarius, What -- Aquarius, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10284
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A 720 degree spin of the LRO spacecraft including both a version with the scientific instruments labeled and without labels. Note: A 720 degree spin of LRO with labels on the 6 major instruments and Mini-RF technology demonstration. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: HDTV, Instrument, Lunar, Moon, Satellite, Spacecraft, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10279
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Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Sten Odenwald (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Space science, Transit, Venus, What -- Venus
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10029
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The IMAGE and Cluster spacecraft were ideally positioned in their orbits to view the reconnection event which led to the proton aurora formation. Note: Movie showing IMAGE and Cluster in position for the event. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Cluster.
Topic: Aurora, Magnetic Reconnection, Space science
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10038
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Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10095
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Reigning on Earth's Climate - Only about 70% of the solar energy that reaches Earth is absorbed, while the other 30% is reflected back into space by atmosphere and aerosols, ocean/land and clouds. A closer view reveals a delicate balance between absorption and reflection as well as a release of energy by rocks, air and sea warming and emitting increasing amounts of thermal radiation (heat) in the form of long-wave infrared light. This radiation allows Earth to lose heat at the same rate it...
Topics: Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Particles, Energy Deposition, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10100
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Experts now estimate that Tamarisk (saltcedar) has infested more than 3.3 million acres in the western United States. Tamarisk is one of our most harmful invasive species because the plant's long roots tap into underground aquifers. Its groundwater-absorbing qualities may be adding to the severity of the drought in the western U.S. NASA and the USGS are working together to develop a National Invasive Species Forecasting System (ISFS) for the management and control of invasive species. The ISFS...
Topics: Earth Science, Biosphere, Ecological Dynamics, Invasive Species, What -- Earth, Where -- United...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10098
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Note: This animated sequence takes a view from inside a large crater as LRO passes overhead. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: Crater, HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Satellite, Spacecraft, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10277
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LEX is one of the candidates for inclusion in the LRO mission - LEX will sample the lunar soil as well as search for signs of water. Note: A step by step walkthrough of the Boomerang mission from launch to return of the sample capsule Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Scientist: James Garvin (NASA/HQ).
Topics: Boom, HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What -- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO),...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10312
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WMAP is mapping the sky for radio based emissions Note: WMAP heading away from Earth Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: WMAP, What -- WMAP, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10308
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This animation shows a magnetic reconnection event with proton aurora data from the IMAGE spacecraft. Note: Proton aurora animation Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Cluster, IMAGE.
Topic: Aurora, Magnetic Reconnection
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10106
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The Water Cycle - Water falling from summer storm clouds onto a field of wheat today will someday fall again somewhere else. This is the essence of the water cycle. The first step in the cycle is evaporation. Heated by sunlight, liquid water turns to vapor and enters the atmosphere. Another source of atmospheric water vapor is the respiratory process of plants. Vapor leaves plants through tiny pores called stomata. This process is called transpiration. As moist air ascends into the atmosphere...
Topics: Byrne, Condensation, Earth Science, Evaporation, Gonnelli, Precipitation, Rain, Transpiration,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10016
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Note: This is the opening title sequence for LRO videos. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Satellite, Spacecraft, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What -- Lunar...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10278
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Gas Purification Process - Most of the landfill gas purification process involves removing water. This animation shows four major steps to purifying the landfill gas for Goddard. First, placed throughout the landfill purification plant, filters sift out tiny trash particles and water. Second, a compressor squeezes out more water. Third, pipes cool gas drooling out even more water. Finally, the gas is reheated and transported to Goddard. Warm gas reduces moisture. Note: This animation shows four...
Topics: Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds, Methane, Earth...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10087
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Understanding the variability of the density of ocean water is critical to understanding changes in the ocean's circulation, particularly those parts of the circulation that pertain to climate. In the tropics, the sun warms the surface water and causes that water to expand. Because the surface water is now less dense than the cooler water below, the warmest waters remain near the surface. Near the poles, the energy input by the sun is not as strong, and the surface waters are not warmed to the...
Topics: Climate, Earth Science, Oceans, Salinity/Density, Earth Science, Oceans, Ocean Circulation,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10092
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A coronal mass ejection (CME) passes the Voyager spacecraft far beyond Pluto. Note: The CME hits the Voyager spacecraft. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Coronal Mass Ejection, HDTV, Space science, Sun, What -- Voyager, What -- Pluto, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10044
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This animation shows the orbits of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, a Solar-Terrestrial Probe mission comprising of four identically instrumented spacecraft that will study the Earth's magnetosphere. Note: Animation of MMS mission orbital path. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Charles Petruzzo (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Magnetospheric MultiScale Mission.
Topic: Magnetic Reconnection
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10105
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NGTDRS - on orbit Note: NGTDRS in orbit Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topic: TDRS, Next Generation TDRS
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10309
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Like fans doing the wave at a stadium, large cell-like features called supergranules are moving in a vertical motion, giving the illusion of the solar surface rotating faster than the Sun. Note: The sun surface in motion. Large cell-like features on the Sun called supergranules are seen as white stripes. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SOHO.
Topics: Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Solar Activity, Solar Imagery, Solar Granulation, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10079
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This animation shows El Nino's and La Nina's mulitiple personalites. The sequence begins with normal jet streams, normal sea surface temperatures, and normal wind patterns. The first change illustrates what occurs when a very strong El Nino strikes surface waters in the Central equatorial Pacific Ocean. Warm water anomalies (red) develop in the Central Pacific Ocean while normal westerly winds weaken and allow easterly winds to push the warm water up against the South American Coast. The second...
Topics: Earth Science, El Nino, Gonnelli, What -- Earth, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10046
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What would happen in 4 billion years when our sun begins heading toward supernova? Scientists theorize that our sun would grow in size and for a time become a red giant. These animations show the resulting effects on the planets of our solar system. Note: This animation shows the changing habitable zone as the sun expands to become a Red Giant. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Sun, Supernovae, Planets, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10297
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This is a conceptual animation showing how polar ice reflects light from the sun. As this ice begins to melt, less sunlight gets reflected into space. It is instead absorbed into the oceans and land, raising the overall temperature, and fueling further melting. Note: This is the high definition version of the Ice Albedo-Global animation MPEG. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI), Cindy Starr (GST). Scientist: Claire Parkinson (NASA/GSFC), Waleed Abdalati (NASA/GSFC), Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC). Writer:...
Topics: Albedo, Byrne, Climatology, Cryology, Earth Science, Gonnelli, HDTV, Polar Ice, Reflectivity, Earth...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10021
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This is a closer view of Comet Encke's collision with a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) as seen by the STEREO satellite on April 20, 2007. The collision is notable because it completely removed Encke's tail. The blue color here is a gradient added to help make the comet and CME more visible. Note: Closeup of Comet Encke Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Angelos Vourlidas (NRL). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: STEREO.
Topics: Comet, Coronal Mass Ejection, Sun, Solar System, Comet Encke, What -- STEREO, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10176
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A close-up animation of the Venus transit. Note: A close-up view of the Venus transit. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Space science, Sun, Transit, Venus, What -- Venus, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10043
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Three prints of Aura - nicely framed Note: Print 1 Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Aura, What -- Aura
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10317
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Electrons travel along the Earth's magnetic field lines, occasionally making it to the Earth's atmosphere. This animation is part of a larger animation. Note: Electrons travel along the magnetic field lines to the Earth's atmosphere. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Nicola Fox (Johns Hopkins University/APL), Art Poland (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Magnetosphere, Where -- Poland
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10078
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GLAST will be launched into a circular orbit around the Earth at an altitude of about 560 km (350 miles). At that altitude, the observatory will circle Earth every 90 minutes. In sky-survey mode, GLAST will be able to view the entire sky in just two orbits, or about 3 hours. Because gamma rays in the GLAST's energy band are unable to penetrate the Earth's atmostphere, it is essential that GLAST perform its observations from space. Note: This beauty shot begins with the earth in full view and...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Space science, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10163
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The following animation helps to explain the dynamics of subglacial water exchange and what it looks like from space. Starting from an artist's concept of the Antarctic surface we move down to a cross section of the ice sheet with lakes hidden deep beneath. As pressure is exerted on one lake, the water in it is forced to an adjacent lake. This water movement results in elevation changes at the surface over both lakes, detectable by NASA satellites. The camera then moves to a 'top-down' view of...
Topics: Cryology, HDTV, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice Sheets, Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10108
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Still from the animation series - 300dpi .tiff file - Suitable for framing. Note: Lisa - 3 satellites in orbit Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topic: LISA
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10314
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Note: Chipsat passes along the equator Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topic: CHIPSat
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10302
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In winter, moist air flows off the ocean and rises over the hills downwind of a coastal city, dropping its rain and snow mainly as it ascends the hills. As pollution from the city is pushed into the clouds by the hills downwind of the city, it interferes with droplet formation in the clouds as observed by NASA's satellites. The smaller cloud droplets convert more slowly into precipitation. Instead of precipitating, much of the water in the clouds evaporates, reducing the net rainfall downwind...
Topics: Byrne, Coastal City, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Pollution, Precipitation, Rainfall, Urban, Winter,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10011
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This computer animation illustrates the Earth's space storm shield in action. The solar wind, a thin, high-velocity electrified gas, or plasma, blows constantly from the Sun at an average speed of 250 miles per second (400 kilometers/sec). It is represented as a stream of yellow particles flowing from the Sun. The solar wind impacts the Earth's magnetic field, represented by the blue lines. As the solar wind flows past the Earth's magnetic field, it generates enormous electric currents that...
Topics: Coronal Mass Ejection, Magnetic Fields, Magnetosphere, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Polar
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10076
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This animation shows Voyager II on it's journey to the Heliopause. Note: Voyager II animation Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Eric Christian Ph.D. (NASA/HQ). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Voyager.
Topics: HDTV, Heliosphere, Heliopause, Voyager, What -- Voyager
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10179
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This animation shows solar activity over a 11 year cycle. For a high definition version of this animation, please go to
Topics: Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Solar Activity, Sunspots, What -- Earth, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10151
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Note: This animation follows LRO as it moves along its orbit high above the lunar surface. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Satellite, Spacecraft, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What -- Lunar...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10281
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THEMIS observations confirm for the first time that magnetic reconnection in the magnetotail triggers the onset of substorms. Substorms are the sudden violent eruptions of space weather that release solar energy trapped in the Earth's magnetic field. Note: THEMIS reconnection animation Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Vassilis Angelopoulos (University of California, Berkeley). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: THEMIS.
Topics: Aurora, HDTV, Magnetic Reconnection, THEMIS, What -- THEMIS, Where -- California
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10267
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This animation shows how Comet Encke interacts with the Solar Magnetic field and how it's tail is stripped away by a CME. Note: Comet Encke and Solar magnetic Fields Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Angelos Vourlidas (NRL).
Topics: CME, Comet, HDTV, Magnetic Fields, Sun, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10175
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To some extent, geodesy is the study of the shape of the Earth. But it is also the study of how to find precise locations on the planet. As it relates to the study of sea level, geodesy becomes vital. The Earth is not a perfect shape and is constantly changing. Only through a very carefully constructed system of analysis can scientists achieve the necessary accuracy about the planet's shape (the so-called 'geoid') to make measurements of sea level from space. In this animation we look at how a...
Topics: Earth Science, Solid Earth, Geodetics/Gravity, Earth Science, Oceans, Sea Surface Topography, Sea...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10088
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Radio waves generated by terrrestrial lighting get propagated by electrons along the Earth's magnetic field lines and sweep high-energy electrons away from their path. This opens a 'Safe Zone' in the radiation belts. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: James Green (NASA/GSFC).
Topic: Lightning, Space science, Radiation Belts
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10067
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Trash to Gas Process - Landfill gas provides all of the center's heating needs 95 percent of the time, with natural gas serving as the back up. Methane is a natural product of trash. In this animation, wells draw methane out of the landfill and feed it to an on site purification plant. Before Goddard started using the gas, all of it was burned off in a flare. Now, the gas is intercepted from the flare and directed to a purification plant where the gas is cleaned and sent to Goddard. Note: This...
Topics: Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds, Methane, Earth...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10086
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Like clouds in other parts of the atmosphere, one element required for polar mesospheric clouds to form is tiny dust particles on which water vapor can accumulate and grow into ice crystals. Nearer to Earth's surface, clouds form from 'cloud condensation nuclei' that can be sea salt spray, desert dust, or other materials lofted from the surface. In the mesosphere it is thought that cosmic dust particles falling into the Earth's atmosphere might serve this same purpose, and the Cosmic Dust...
Topics: Atmosphere, Atmospheric science, Clouds, Dust, Earth, Earth Science, HDTV, Noctilucent, Earth...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10154
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Goes-M is the latest in the fleet of satellites that bring us weather information on a daily basis Note: Goes in geostationary orbit over the Earth Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Weather, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10292
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Animation compares the effects of La Nina and El Nino on the formation of Atlantic Hurricanes. El Nino tends to suppress the formation of hurricanes by steering the subtropical jet stream into the hurricanes' path and shearing off the tops of the storms before they develop into full intensity. During La Nina, the jet stream moves north, and hurricanes tend to more easily evolve without interference. Note: This is the standard definition version of the El Nino Hurricane Connection animation...
Topics: Earth Science, El Nino, Gonnelli, La Nina, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10047
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Reigning on Earth's Climate - Only about 70% of the solar energy that reaches Earth is absorbed, while the other 30% is reflected back into space by atmosphere and aerosols, ocean/land and clouds. A closer view reveals a delicate balance between absorption and reflection as well as a release of energy by rocks, air and sea warming and emitting increasing amounts of thermal radiation (heat) in the form of long-wave infrared light. This radiation allows Earth to lose heat at the same rate it...
Topics: Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Particles, Energy Deposition, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10099
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Cloudsat traverses the Earth Note: Cloudsat traversing Earth Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Cloudsat, What -- CloudSat, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10290
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This illustration shows how cooler than normal tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures (blues) and warmer than normal tropical Atlantic Ocean temperatures (red and orange) contributed to a weakened low level jet stream and changed its course. The jet stream normally flows westward over the Gulf of Mexico and then turns northward pulling up moisture and dumping rain onto the Great Plains. During the 1930s, this low level jet stream weakened, carrying less moisture, and shifted further south. The...
Topics: Byrne, Drought, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Precipitation, Sea Surface Temperature, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10033
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Scientists are eager to use CALIPSO data to study the nature of the atmosphere. Using lidar and a pair of infrared and visible imaging systems, CALIPSO promises to deliver new insights into how clouds and aerosols work to affect the atmosphere. Note: This animation illustrates how CALIPSO captures data to study the nature of the atmosphere. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI), Chris Meaney (HTSI). Writer: Sarah DeWitt (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Atmospheric science, Climate, Weather, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Clouds, Cloud Liquid Water/Ice,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10090
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Coronal mass ejections (CME) can propagate from the Sun to the boundary with interstellar space. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Coronal Mass Ejection, HDTV, Heliosphere, Space science, Sun, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10037
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This sequence of images is from a computer animation illustrating an artist's concept of Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) cannibalism. Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are clouds of electrified, magnetic gas weighing billions of tons ejected from the Sun and hurled into space with speeds ranging from 12 to 1,250 miles per second (about 20 to 2,000 kilometers per second). The first CME blasts from the right side of the sun (bright, white area), and as it expands into space, it becomes fainter. A second...
Topics: Coronal Mass Ejection, HDTV, What -- Sun, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10070
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Stills from the animation series, these 300dpi .tiff files are suitable for framing. Note: Print4 Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Stefanie Misztal (UMBC).
Topics: GLAST, What -- Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST)
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10313
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This is an animation showing the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's (LRO) journey from the Earth to the Moon. Note: LRO from the Earth to the Moon Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: Earth, HDTV, Moon, LRO, What -- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), What -- Earth, What -- Moon
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10265
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Note: Comet Encke being hit by CME Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Angelos Vourlidas (NRL). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: STEREO.
Topics: CME, Comet, HDTV, What -- STEREO
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10161
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CloudSat flies a first-of-its-kind radar system that is much more sensitive than any current weather radar. CloudSat will provide new information about the vertical structure of clouds, including the quantities of liquid water and ice they contain, and how clouds affect the distribution of the sun's energy in the atmosphere. These measurements will help with research into atmospheric circulation models and weather patterns. The data will also help scientists develop better tools for making...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Climate, Weather, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Clouds, Cloud Liquid Water/Ice,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10089
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The 'greenhouse effect' is the warming of climate that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. Certain gases in the atmosphere resemble glass in a greenhouse, allowing sunlight to pass into the 'greenhouse,' but blocking Earth's heat from escaping into space. The gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect include water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, nitrous oxides, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). On Earth, human activities are changing the natural...
Topics: Atmosphere, Carbon Dioxide, Climate, Earth Science, Global Warming, HDTV, Methane, Climate Change,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10156
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The gamma ray flare produced by neutron star SGR 1806-20, traveled 50,000 light years before impacting Earth. The burst was so powerful, that it disrupted Earth's ionosphere. Scientists know of only two other giant flares in the past 35 years, and this December 27, 2005 event was one hundred times more powerful than either of those Note: This animation illustrates Neutron star SGR 1806-20 which produced a gamma ray flare that disrupted Earth's ionosphere. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI)....
Topics: Earth, Gamma Ray, Neutron Star, Space science, Location, Ionosphere, Gamma Ray Burst, Universe,...
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Solar wind protons can breach the Earth's magnetic field through a magnetic reconnection event. Sometimes when this happens we see a (proton) aurora when the solar protons make it to the Earth's atmosphere. Note: Movie of solar protons breaching the magnetic shield through the reconnection event. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topic: Aurora, Magnetic Reconnection, Space science
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10039
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RHSSI studies the basic physics of particle acceleration and explosive energy release in solar flares Note: RHESSI over Earth Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Solar Flare, What -- RHESSI, What -- Earth
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A shuttle payload instrument, Spartan deploys from the bay and is returned to Earth with the shuttle. Note: Spartan 201 Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Spartan, What -- Earth
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This animation shows sunpot migration over a 11 year solar cycle and indicates the features causing total solar irradiance variability. For a standard definition version of this animation, please go to
Topics: HDTV, Solar Cycle, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Solar Activity, Sunspots, What --...
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Instruments added during SM4 will greatly expand the scientific power of the Hubble Space Telescope, putting Hubble at the "apex" of its capabilities, adding improvement factors of 10-70 times in certain key performance areas. For more information please contact Goddard Space Flight Center Public Affairs Officers Susan Hendrix at 301-286-7745 or Ed Campion at 301-286-0697, http://www.nasa.gov Find more information about the Hubble Space Telescope and Service Mission 4 at...
Topics: Hubble Space Telescope, HST, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter,...
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This cut away of the Greenland ice sheet shows the high altitude accumulation region and the low altitude ablation (melt) zones. In a warming climate, both melting around the margins and precipitation in the interior increase, causing the ice sheet to grow in the middle and shrink at the edges. Note: This animation illustrates a cutaway of the high altitude accumulation zones and low altitude melt zones. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI), Cindy Starr (GST). Scientist: Waleed Abdalati (NASA/HQ)....
Topics: HDTV, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice Sheets, Glacier Mass Balance/Ice Sheet Mass Balance,...
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QUIKToms in orbit Note: QUIKToms in orbit Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topic: QuikTOMS
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POLAR looks at the polar aurora and sun-earth connection long term effects. Note: Polar Spacecraft in orbit Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Polar Ice, What -- Polar, What -- Sun, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10307
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Cities tend to be 1-10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than surrounding areas. The added heat destabilizes and changes air circulation around cities. During the warmer months, the added heat creates wind circulations and rising air that produces new clouds enhances existing ones. Under the right conditions, these clouds evolve into rain-producers or storms. Scientists suspect that converging air due to city surfaces of varying heights, like buildings, also promotes rising air needed to produce clouds...
Topics: Byrne, Clouds, Coastal, Convergance, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Heat Island, Rain, Rainfall, Urban,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10013
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TRMM provides a closer look at hurricanes using a unique combination of passive and active microwave instruments designed to peer inside cloud systems and measure rainfall. TRMM allows scientists to study the combustion process in the hurricane engine and relate this process to intensification or weakening.Hurricane Energy Process - As water vapor is evaporated from the warm ocean surface, it is forced upward in towering convective clouds in the eyewall and rain band regions of the storm. As...
Topics: Earth Science, Gonnelli, Hurricane, Water Vapor, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission...
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The ACE spacecraft withstanding a solar wind shockwave Note: Ace Spacecraft Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: ACE, What -- ACE
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Note: We get a view from inside the Lambert crater (using a topological DEM model) as LRO passes overhead. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: Crater, HDTV, Lambert, Lunar, Moon, Satellite, Spacecraft, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What...
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Animation of fragmented magnetic fields on Mars Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Magnetic Fields, What -- Mars
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Note: Traveling Dust Animation - The dust comes every year during northern Africa's dry season, when storm activity in the Sahara Desert and Sahel generate clouds of dust. The dust originating from fine particles in the arid topsoil is transported into the atmosphere by winds and may be carried in excess of 10,000 feet high into the atmosphere by easterly trade winds. Typically, it takes one to two weeks for the dust clouds to cross the Atlantic Ocean and reach the continental United States.....
Topics: Atmosphere, Byrne, Drought, Dust Cloud, Dust Storm, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Sahara, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10008
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The Universe is home to numerous extoic and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate inconceiveable amounts of energy. GLAST (Gamma-ray Large Area Telescope) will open this high-energy world as the first imaging gamma-ray observatory to survey the entire sky every day and with high sensitivity. Astronomers will gain a superior tool to study how black holes, notorious for pulling matter in, can accelerate jets of gas outward at fantastic speeds. Physicists will be able to search for...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Space science, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10166
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Note: Dead zones are areas of water so devoid of oxygen that sea life cannot live there. If phytoplankton productivity is enhanced by fertilizers or other nutrients, more organic matter is produced at the surface of the ocean. The organic matter sinks to the bottom, where bacteria break it down and release carbon dioxide. Bacteria thrives off excessive organic matter and absorb oxygen, the same oxygen that fish, crabs and other sea creatures rely on for life. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI)....
Topic: Gonnelli, Phytoplankton
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Beauty pass of Calipso spacecraft on orbit over Earth Note: Calipso in orbit over Earth Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Calipso, What -- CALIPSO, What -- Earth
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Note: A coronal mass ejection erupts from the Sun and propagates out through the Solar System. Along the way it is detected by the spacecraft at Jupiter and Saturn. Eventually it is detected by the two Voyager spacecraft beyond the orbit of Pluto. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Coronal Mass Ejection, Jupiter, Solar Flare, Space science, Sun, What -- Sun, What -- Jupiter, What...
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Stills from the animation series, suitable for framing Note: Print 1 Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Calipso, What -- CALIPSO
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On Friday, 2008 August 01, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow coridor that traverses half the Earth. This animation shows the Moon passing between the Earth and Sun. Note: Total Solar Eclipse Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Fred Espenak (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Earth, HDTV, Moon, Solar Eclipse, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Moon
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10219