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This poster features remote-sensing images from NASA's Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS). The teaching supplement augments the poster with descriptive summaries of the variety of geophysical phenomena that can be seen in each image. The supplement also includes a glossary of terms and a listing of URLs for additional information. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Glossary
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Technology
 
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This brochure gives a brief overview of the Earth science research that is being done with data from the instruments onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. Note: this brochure was produced before the Terra launched; for the most recent information, go to http://terra.nasa.gov/. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry, Geology, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography, Physics, Soil science
 
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This product provides an introduction to understanding and interpreting satellite images. Beginning with two short chapters on visible satellite images and radiation, the book then covers six key Earth-atmosphere variables on topics including the Antarctic ozone hole, El Nino, deforestation, the missing carbon dilemma, and the effects of sea ice, snow cover and volcanoes on atmospheric temperatures. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Technology
 
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This product includes four modules on the following topics: 1) Stratospheric Ozone, 2) Global Land Vegetation, 3) Oceanography, and 4) Polar Sea Ice Processes. The modules are designed to increase the use of satellite data in science classrooms by providing lecture materials in HTML for the classroom (including full-color, printable graphics) that are linked to guided-inquiry computer exercises. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Module / Unit, Imagery - remotely sensed, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Cryology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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This brochure provides an overview of the Aqua spacecraft, instruments, science, and data products Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named for the large amount of information that the mission is collecting about the Earth's water cycle, including evaporation from the oceans, water vapor in the atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, sea ice, land ice, and snow ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Hydrology, Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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This brochure provides details about NASA's GRACE mission. Gravity controls everything from the motion of the ocean tides to the expansion of the entire Universe. To learn more about the mysteries of gravity, the twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, are taking detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field. This experiment could lead to discoveries about gravity and Earth's ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Technology
 
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This brochure describes the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite. The first NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite, Terra, was launched on December 18, 1999, carrying five remote sensors. The most comprehensive EOS sensor is MODIS which offers a unique combination of features: it detects a wide spectral range of electromagnetic energy; it takes ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science, Technology
 
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This brochure describes NASA's ICESat mission ((Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite), which was launched January 12, 2003. ICESat is the benchmark Earth Observing System mission for measuring ice sheet mass balance, cloud and aerosol heights, as well as land topography and vegetation characteristics. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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This chapter describes the technique of preparing latitude-longitude based data so that it can be imported into a geographic information system (GIS). It describes the steps to create a map to display data and guides users through some basic geographic analyses. The focus of the chapter?s case study is earthquake prediction. Users download and format near real-time and historical earthquake data from ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Case study, Module / Unit, Tutorial, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards, Technology
 
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This chapter walks users through a technique for documenting change in before-and-after sets of satellite images. The technique can be used for any set of time-series images that are spatially registered to show the exact same area at the same scale. In the chapter, users examine three Landsat images of the Pearl River delta in southeastern China. In these images, users observe changes in land use, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Case study, Module / Unit, Tutorial, Educational portal, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Agricultural science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Geochemistry, Geology, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Policy issues, Soil science, Technology
 
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