Cirrus Correction

Cirrus Correction
  • Credit:

    Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,

With its unprecedented 1.38-micron channel, MODIS can see high cirrus clouds, even ones not visible to the naked eye. Cirrus clouds are important in that they both trap heat, having a warming influence on climate, and obstruct views of the surface. MODIS allows scientists to remove cirrus clouds to better reveal underlying features below.

Images & Animations


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  • 1920x997
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  • QuickTime 1 MB
  • QuickTime 234 MB


  • Data Date:

    April 18, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    April 18, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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