At the core of scientific visualization is the representation of data graphically - through images, animations, and videos - to improve understanding and develop insight.
Step 1: Download the dataset from the MND Earth System Data Explorer
Visit our MND Youtube Channel to access the following tutorials for the most recent version of the Live Access Server, Earth System Data Explorer:
The Hydrosphere is the water component of our planet, and includes liquid water, ice and vapor.
Learn how Landsat data are used to detect changes in land use. This video describes how the data are interpreted and gives examples of changes in forests from different insects and differences due to land management.
The Sahara Desert is a near-uninterrupted brown band of sand and scrub across the northern third of Africa. The Amazon rain forest is a dense green mass of humid jungle that covers northeast South America.
Salinity is key to studying the water cycle and ocean circulation, both of which are related to climate. Over decades, the amount of salt in ocean basins has been fairly stable. The water cycle operates on much faster time scales, however, causing changes in salinity patterns.