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Collection: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio Collection Title: Global View of the Arctic and Antarctic on September 21, 2005 Instrument: Terra/MODIS Instrument: Aqua/AMSR-E Description: This image shows a view of the Earth on September 21, 2005 with the full Antarctic region visible. Abstract: In support of International Polar Year, this matching pair of images showing a global view of the Arctic and Antarctic were generated in poster-size resolution. Both images show the sea ice on September 21, 2005, the date at which the sea ice was at its minimum extent in the northern hemisphere. The color of the sea ice is derived from the AMSR-E 89 GHz brightness temperature while the extent of the sea ice was determined by the AMSR-E sea ice concentration. Over the continents, the terrain shows the average landcover for September, 2004. (See Blue Marble Next Generation) The global cloud cover shown was obtained from the original Blue Marble cloud data distributed in 2002. (See Blue Marble:Clouds) A matching star background is provided for each view. All images include transparency, allowing them to be composited on a background. Completed: 2007-02-08 Credit: *Please give credit for this visualization to* NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC). Studio: SVS Animator: Cindy Starr (Lead) Scientist: Ronald Weaver (University of Colorado) Data Collected: AMSR-E Sea Ice: 2005-09-21; Blue Marble cloud layer 2002; Blue Marble Next Generation Seasonal Landcover 2004-09 UID: SPD-SCIVS-http://svs .gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a 000000/a003400/a0034 02/NSIDCimages__SPcl ouds.2158-IMAGE Original url: svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003400/a003402/index.html SOURCE: nasaimages.org/luna/servlet/detail/NSVS~3~3~7128~107128 Visit www.nasaimages.org for the most comprehensive compilation of NASA stills, film and video, created in partnership with Internet Archive.