Step-by-Step Instructions

Part 1Download and Install Software

Download and install ImageJ software.

Part 2Select and Download NEO Data

Go to the NASA Earth Observations (NEO) Web site, display a map showing reflected shortwave radiation and find out about the dataset used to produce the map. Then download twelve monthly images from the year 2009.

Part 3Animate NEO Data with ImageJ

Bring the twelve monthly images of reflected shortwave radiation data from the year 2009 into ImageJ. Create and explore an animation of how reflected shortwave radiation changes during the course of a year.

Part 4Explore Additional NEO Data

Select, download, animate, and explore a year's worth of snow cover and land surface temperature images.

Part 5Analyze Relationships Between Datasets

Browse and select images of reflected shortwave radiation, land surface temperature, and snow cover for analysis. Then configure and launch the Image Composite Explorer (ICE), NEO's analysis tool. Animate images, and draw two transects to analyze the relationship between, reflected shortwave radiation, snow cover, and land surface temperature.