Detail View: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio Collection: MODIS Data May Aid EPA Air Quality Predictions (Tight)

Title: 
MODIS Data May Aid EPA Air Quality Predictions (Tight)
Instrument: 
Aqua/MODIS
Description: 
Air quality from EPA and MODIS on 11 September 2003
Abstract: 
This visualization shows how MODIS data from NASA's Terra and Aqua spacecraft may be able to help EPA in producing air quality index forcasts. Currently, most air quality forcasts are generated from gound based measuring stations; however, these stations generally only exist in heavily populated areas. MODIS data may help EPA provide air quality forcasts over much wider areas and with higher accuracy. In this visualization, the EPA air quality data shows as the thin colored boxes sticking out from the surface. The MODIS data is represented by the colored overlay. An event that began over the northwestern US in September 2003 is shown propagating across the US and into the midwest. Notice that the movement of the air mass is evident only from the MODIS data. This version of the animation shows a narrow view of the US. This animation was inspired by a similar animation created at the Langley Research Center.
Completed: 
2004-06-14
Credit: 
*Please give credit for this visualization to* NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
Studio: 
SVS
Animator: 
Greg Shirah (Lead)
Scientist: 
Lawrence Friedl (NASA/HQ)
Series: 
Air Quality
Data Collected: 
MODIS: 2004/09/01 - 2004/09/15, EPA: 2003/09/01-2003/09/15
Keywords: 
Air Quality
facet_where: 
Earth
facet_when: 
11 September 2003
facet_what: 
Aqua
facet_when_year: 
2003
Animation Number: 
2999
UID: 
SPD-SCIVS-http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002900/a002999/airQual_tightSTILL.0630-IMAGE
original url: 
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002900/a002999/index.html