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Earth Matters

Tour Earth’s Clouds from Space

May 1st, 2017 by Kathryn Hansen

You want to know what is better than a “Celebration of Clouds” (our recent photo essay)?  A slideshow of clouds set to music. A slideshow you can use to hook your friends and family on Earth science.

So sit back, push play, and take a tour of Earth’s elegant atmosphere. Then share the beauty.

Our focus at Earth Observatory has long been still imagery and data-intensive maps. But lately we have been supplementing some stories with video and animations. For instance, check out this narrated video about the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. It’s a relatively new direction for us, so please let us know what you think.

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3 Responses to “Tour Earth’s Clouds from Space”

  1. James Varghese says:

    Nicely made slide show of clouds with impressive music. Thanks Kathryn. I would love to see a narrated version of this cloud-music video just like the other awesome Chesapeake Bay video with Adam’s voice in the narration. This would be a great video to show to the kids and grandparents alike. Increasingly, arts are being used to communicate science to the public. This will help in creating better awareness and shape public policies. I believe this is a logical and sensible direction that NEO is taking. Often times an ‘image of the day’ contains so much useful information that it may need more than a day for the message to be absorbed and also appreciated. And what better way to use still imagery blended with human voice, music, animation, video etc. to communicate science in an emphatic way.

    Great job guys! Keep them coming.

  2. Peter D. Tillman says:

    Very nice work!

  3. Songs Pk says:

    Nice article, thank you for sharing