NASA/SVS: A Tour of the Cryosphere 2009
Entry ID: SVS_CRYOSPHERE_VIS

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Summary
Abstract: The cryosphere consists of those parts of the Earth's surface where water is found in solid form, including areas of snow, sea ice, glaciers, permafrost, ice sheets, and icebergs. In these regions, surface temperatures remain below freezing for a portion of each year. Since ice and snow exist relatively close to their melting point, they frequently change from solid to liquid and back again due to ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Dataset Title: A Tour of the Cryosphere 2009
Dataset Series Name: 3619
Dataset Release Date: 2009-08-27
Dataset Publisher: NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Data Presentation Form: Animation
Online Resource: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003600/a003619/
Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > GROUND ICE Parameter Definition
CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > PERMAFROST Parameter Definition
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Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Scientific Visualization Studio, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: HORACE MITCHELL
Email: horace.g.mitchell at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 610.3
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: MPEG, PNG, JPEG, TIFF
Fees: No Cost
Personnel
Role: CLIMATE DIAGNOSTIC RECORD AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Comiso, J. C., C. L. Parkinson, R. Gersten, and L. Stock (2008), Accelerated decline in the Arctic sea ice cover., 35, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:doi:10.1029/2007GL031972
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-07-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
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