Monday, August 29, 2005

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Salton Sea Algal Bloom animation

True Story: I developed this animation _before_ discovering Jacques Descloitres of the MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC's work. It does say there is an animation available but I haven't seen it from anywhere. What I had done was I searched the TERRA gallery with "Salton" and grabbed a long series of images from there to make an animation, without the knowledge that the set had probably been created for that purpose. Since I can't find the animation, here is my attempt. I cropped the originals down to 720x610 and used Imageready to animate it.

Salton Sea Algal Bloom -- Warning -- 18MB

Watch for the irrigated fields in the Imperial Valley blink on and off over time in the animation.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Yum... algae!

Just perusing TERRA images again, and I noticed the Salton Sea has a nice algal bloom going right now. Too many phosphates from farm runoff and lots of sunlight & warm temperatures = yuck!