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NCCS Hyperwall Show: Earth Observing Fleet with GEOS-5 Clouds

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This visualization is an update to a previous visualization of NASA's Earth observing fleet of spacecraft. Also incuded in this version are a couple of commercial spacecraft as well as the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope. The spacecraft ephemerides are from February 2010.

The clouds are from a simulation using the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Verison 5 (GEOS-5). The global atmospheric simulation ran at a resolution of 7-km per grid cell and covered a period from Feb 2, 2010 through Feb 22, 2010. The results of the simulation were written out at 30 minute intervals.

This visualization was created for display on the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) hyperwall. This is a set of tiled high definition displays consisting of 5 displays across by 3 displays down. The full resolution of all combined displays is 6840 pixels across by 2304 pixels down. This movie was rendered at this high resolution, then diced up into images to be displayed on each screen.


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Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Tom Bridgman (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Animator
Ernie Wright (UMBC): Animator
Michelle Williams (UMBC): Producer
William Putman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Max J. Suarez (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Eric Sokolowsky (GST): Project Support
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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation also referred to as: BMNG
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
GEOS-5 Atmospheric Model on the Cubed-Sphere also referred to as: GEOS-5 Cubed-Sphere
Model - NASA GMAO - 02/02/2010 though 02/22/2010
The model is the GEOS-5 atmospheric model on the cubed-sphere, run at 14-km global resolution for 30-days. GEOS-5 is described here and the cubed-sphere work is described here
CelesTrak Spacecraft Orbit Ephemeris
Ephemeris - 02/2010
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NCCS Dedication 2010

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SVS >> Global Climate Models
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
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SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Earth >> Satellites >> Earth Observing Fleet
SVS >> International Space Station
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version