When scientists talk about the cryosphere, they mean the places on Earth where water is in its solid form, frozen into ice or snow. Read more ...
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NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
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This Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) data set was developed from Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) and Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) data for use in studying land cover features during the Soil Moisture Experiment 2004 (SMEX04).