JPL's Climate Time Machine

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Originator: NASA's Global Climate Change: Eye's on the Earth
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: JPL's Climate Time Machine
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Publisher: NASA's Global Climate Change
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Online_Linkage: http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/
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Climate Time Machine: Tracking Changes in Global Conditions over Time This series of visualizations show how some of the key indicators of climate change, such as temperature, sea ice extent and carbon dioxide concentrations, have changed in Earth's recent history. Select a topic, then use the slider bar to observe the degree of change that occurs over time. Sea Ice: This visualization shows the annual Arctic sea ice minimum from 1979 to 2007. At the end of each summer, the sea ice cover reaches its minimum extent, leaving what is called the perennial ice cover. The area of the perennial ice has been steadily decreasing since the satellite record began in 1979. (Credit: NASA/Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio) Sea Level: Recent satellite observations have detected a thinning of parts of the Greenland ice sheet at lower elevations. A partial melting of this ice sheet would cause a 1-meter (3-foot) rise. If melted completely, the Greenland ice sheet contains enough water to raise sea level by 5-7 meters (16-23 feet). This visualization shows the effect on coastal regions for each meter of sea level rise, up to 6 meters (19.7 feet). Land that would be covered in water is shaded red. (Credit: Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets) CO2 Emissions: This visualization shows the amount of annual carbon dioxide emissions produced by the top 12 nations or regions from 1980-2004. Units are given in thousand metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted from fossil fuel consumption. (Source: U.S. Department of Energy) * Numbers for 1980-1990 are for the former West Germany ** Numbers for 1980-1991 are for the former Soviet Union. Average Global Temperature: This color-coded map shows a progression of changing global surface temperatures from 1885 to 2007. Dark blue indicates areas cooler than average. Dark red indicates areas warmer than average. (Credit: NASA/Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio)
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Beginning_Date: 19790101
Ending_Date: 20071231
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Ending_Date: 20041231
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Beginning_Date: 18850101
Ending_Date: 20071231
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > EMISSIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE THERMAL PROPERTIES > LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA LEVEL RISE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > CARBON DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: Climate Diagnostics
Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice
Theme_Keyword: Global Temperature
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > AMAZONIA
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/JPL/CC > Climate Change: NASA's Eyes on the Earth, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
Contact_Person: CECELIA LAWSHE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Address: 4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: Pasadena
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 91109
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: clawshe@sdsio.jpl.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: JPL_ClimateTimeMachine
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http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090608
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120125
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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