Initial Publication Date: December 12, 2005

Name of Resource: True Color MODIS Albedo Image Improves Climate Modeling
Climate Change Theme: Greenhouse Effect 
Sponsoring Organization: NASA Goddard 
Intended use: Learning Activity 
Intended audience: Educators and Learners 
Average Review Ratings (Poor to Excellent, 1-5 scale): 4 stars

Description: Incredible images and movies of the Earth's surface and of surface albedo. Click on story link for some background information about why albedo is important. (CM)

Summary of Reviews 

Reviewer: Carrie Morrill 4 stars
Comments: You will need Quicktime to view movies.
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Reviewer: Robert Croft 4 stars
Comments: The significance of the great images/videos was not apparent at first glance. The background info found at the "Story" link found 3/4 of the way down the web page is some what hidden and easily overlooked. This is very much needed to aid the novice in their understanding of the significance of the MODIS data/images.
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