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MEDIUM RAINDROP ANIMATION - Interestingly, the splash of a medium sized raindrop does not trap bubbles underwater and is consequently quiet, much quieter than small raindrops. The only acoustic signal from these drops is a weak impact sound as it hits the ocean surface. The following animation is first simulated as a real-time raindrop and then slowed to demonstrate how it does not make a bubble under the water. Note: This is the standard definition version of the Medium Raindrop animation...
Topics: Earth Science, Gonnelli, Precipitation, Rain, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10053
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The aerosonde will make continuous observation of the temperature, moisture, and wind structure of the near-surface hurricane environment providing real-time detailed observations to NOAA forecasters. Aerosonde and its sophisticated instruments will try to detect signals of rapid intensity changes in the hurricane. Enhancing this predictive capability would not only save our economy billions of dollars, but more importantly, it would save countless lives. Note: This animation illustrates the...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Gonnelli, HDTV, Hurricane, Natural hazards, Earth Science, Atmosphere,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10055
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A burst of fast material from the Sun generates magnetic reconnection events in the Earth's magnetic field. This eventually sends high-speed electrons and protons into the Earth's upper atmosphere to form aurora. Note: View the impact of a coronal mass ejection against the Earth's magnetic field. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: 3D Unstructured-mesh Magnetosphere Simulation.
Topics: Aurora, Coronal Mass Ejection, Electron, Geomagnetic Field, Magnetic Fields, Magnetosphere, Space...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10059
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LARGE RAINDROP ANIMATION - For large and very large raindrops, the splash becomes energetic enough to create a wide range of bubble sizes trapped underwater, which produces a loud sound relatively low in frequency. The following animation is first simulated as a real-time large raindrop, and then slowed down to demonstrate the distinct sound of impact and the subsequent ring of the lower frequency sound made by the bubble. Note: This is the standard definition version of the Large Raindrop...
Topics: Earth Science, Gonnelli, Precipitation, Rain, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10054
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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. Cloud Growth - The release of latent heat warms the surrounding air, making it lighter, which promotes more vigorous cloud development. It is suspected that rapid bursts of cloud growth,...
Topics: Clouds, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Hurricane, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM),...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10051
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A close-up view of a STEREO satellite. Note: STEREO as seen fom Earth's orbit Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Scientist: Therese Kucera (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: STEREO.
Topics: HDTV, Space science, Sun, What -- STEREO A, What -- STEREO, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10062
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Winds Of Death - It is the strong east to west winds that sustain La Nina. The winds cause cool waters to rise to the surface from the ocean depths. When the winds diminish, the supply of cool water is cut off and the ocean begins to warm. Note: This is the standard definition version of the La Nina Retreat animation MPEG. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI). Scientist: David Adamec (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Earth Science, Gonnelli, La Nina, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10048
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STEREO A gets a final boost in velocity with a gravity-assist by the Earth. Note: Stereo: Earth Flyby Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Scientist: Therese Kucera (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: STEREO.
Topics: Space science, Sun, What -- STEREO A, What -- Earth, What -- STEREO, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10063
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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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The Sun belches out gas at thousands of kilometers per second as the STEREO A spacecraft looks on. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Therese Kucera (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: STEREO.
Topics: HDTV, Space science, Sun, What -- Sun, What -- STEREO A, What -- STEREO
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10064
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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. Note: This is the standard definition version of the Hurricane Heat Engine - Cutaway animation MPEG. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI). Scientist: J. Marshall Shepherd (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Earth Science, Gonnelli, Hurricane, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10049
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Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Therese Kucera (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Coronal Mass Ejection, Space science, Sun, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10066
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The STEREO spacecraft will observed the Sun and the region between the Sun and the Earth from the Lagrange Points of the Sun-Earth system. Note: Stereo spacecraft looks at the sun Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Scientist: Therese Kucera (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: STEREO.
Topics: Space science, Sun, What -- STEREO, What -- Sun, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10060
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Energetic electrons and ions can get trapped in the Earth's geomagnetic field forming a toroidal region around the planet known as the radiation belts. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Earth, Geomagnetic Field, Space science, Radiation Belts, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10068
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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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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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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
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10056
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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...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10050
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This animation illustrates how water flows from the middle of the United States down to the Mississippi River. Much of the nutrients, fertilizers and pollution that impact the health of the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico originate far up stream This sequence begins with a NASA satellite image of the United States. Then, the sequence highlights the Mississippi River. The sequence shows all the tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River. From there the animation expands to the whole...
Topics: Mississippi River, Watershed, Location, Mississippi, Where -- United States of America, Where --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10057
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STEREO A and B get a gravity-assist for their trajectory in a fly-by of the Moon. Note: Stereo uses lunar gravity Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Scientist: Therese Kucera (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: STEREO.
Topics: Space science, Sun, What -- STEREO A, What -- Moon, What -- STEREO, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10061
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This movie illustrates how the Earth's axial tilt is responsible for the changing solar insolation with the seasons. Note: Changing seasons as the Earth orbits. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Earth, Seasons, Space science, Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10065
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Join a ride with electrons along the Earth's magnetic field line to the formation site of the aurora. Note: View of the Earth's geomagnetic field and following the electrons down to the aurora formation. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: 3D Unstructured-mesh Magnetosphere Simulation.
Topic: Aurora, Electron, Geomagnetic Field, Magnetic Fields, Magnetosphere, Space science
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10058