NASA/NOAA Electronic Theater presents Earth science observations
and visualizations in a historical perspective. Fly in
from outer space to the Great Salt Lake and the BYU Campus
as well as the Park City, and Snow Basin sites of the 2002
Winter Olympic Alpine Venues using 1 m IKONOS "Spy Satellite"
data. See before and after shots of the big 2001 Thanksgiving
weekend snow storm. See the four seasons on the Wasatch Front
as observed by Landsat 7 at 15m resolution and watch the trees
turn color in the Fall, snow come and go in the mountains
and the reservoirs freeze and melt. Go back to the early weather
satellite images from the 1960s and see them contrasted with
the latest US and international global satellite weather movies
including hurricanes & "tornadoes". See the latest visualizations
of spectacular images from NASA/NOAA remote sensing missions
like Terra, GOES, TRMM, SeaWiFS, Landsat 7 including new 1
- min GOES rapid scan image sequences of Nov 9th 2001 Midwest
tornadic thunderstorms and have them explained.
See how High-Definition Television (HDTV) is revolutionizing
the way we communicate science. (In cooperation with the American
Museum of Natural History in NYC). See dust storms in Africa
and smoke plumes from fires in Mexico. See visualizations
featured on the covers of Newsweek, TIME, National Geographic,
Popular Science & on National & International Network TV.
New computer software tools allow us to roam & zoom through
massive global images e.g. Landsat tours of the US, and Africa,
showing desert and mountain geology as well as seasonal changes
in vegetation. See animations of the polar ice packs and the
motion of gigantic Antarctic icebergs from SeaWinds data and
from the BYU Center of Remote Sensing microwave satellite
new visualizations of the global atmosphere & oceans are shown.
See vortexes and currents in the global oceans that bring
up the nutrients to feed the algae and draw the fish, whales
and fisherman. See the how the ocean blooms in response to
these currents and El Niņo/La Niņa climate changes. See the
city lights, fishing fleets, gas flares and bio-mass burning
of the Earth at night observed by the "night-vision" DMSP
demonstration is interactively driven by a SGI Octane Graphics
Supercomputer with two CPUs, 4 Gigabytes of RAM and
0.5 Terabyte of disk using two projectors across a super sized
panoramic 48 foot screen. In addition new HDTV technology
will be demonstrated from a portable computer server.