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This is a collection of panoramic maps from the American West, including parts of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. The images were created from numerical elevation data and linear data sets. The map views are made from high simulated elevations, usually between 25 and 100 kilometers above sea level. Most encompass areas containing thousands of square ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This site features World Wind 1.3, a NASA Learning Technologies application that lets the user zoom from any satellite altitude into any place on Earth. It features 3D Engine, Blue Marble, Landsat 7, SRTM, Animated Earth, MODIS, GLOBE, Country & State Borders, Place Names, Visual Tools and Landmark Set. The user can download World Wind, reference an online manual, post to an online forum, view ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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This site provides a useful way to view and download image data from the Moon, Mars, Venus, Io, Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa. Users can click on a map to select the area of the image desired. The maps may be customized by selecting latitude and longitude, data type, projection type, and scale. The Mars portion of the site now has both a Viking and a MOLA data set. Other planetary data sets are also ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Glossary, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Physical geography, Space science
 
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This report describes the results of an interdisciplinary environmental characterization of the World Trade Center (WTC) area after September 11, 2001. The scientific investigation included two main aspects: imaging spectroscopy mapping of materials around the WTC, and laboratory analysis of samples collected in the WTC area. The report includes maps, graphs, and remotely sensed images of the area ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Visualization - scientific, Report
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This site features interactive maps and data sets about landing sites on Mars. There are clickable maps with a variety of data, including visible light images, thermal images, topography, and geology. The site also hosts reports and presentations from workshops about selecting the Mars landing sites. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Report, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Space science
 
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This site features Flash animations that illustrate temporal changes from remotely sensed images, and compare and contrast the benefits of using aerial photographs, topographic maps, and overlays of the two to identify spatial patterns. A third animation depicts the total sediment thickness of the world's ocean basins. These interactive resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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The Center for Global Change Science (CGCS) at MIT was established to address long-standing scientific problems regarding changes in the global environment. The initial objectives of this research are focused on five fundamental processes in the global climate machine: 1) convection, atmospheric water vapor and cloud formation, 2) oceans and ocean-atmosphere coupling, 3) land surface hydrology, 4) ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Abstract / Summary, Report
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geophysics, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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The Landsat 7 data download page provides a number of Landsat 7 scene subsets in LAN and TIFF format. The scenes are images of geomorphic or geographic features such as volcanoes, coastlines, urban areas, or rivers. Events such as fires, floods and volcanic eruptions are also captured with Landsat imagery. The image files are intended for use with Purdue University's MultiSpec software, which can ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Remotely sensed dataset, Software
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Technology
 
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This classroom activity allows students to use water surface temperature, bathymetric data and weather data to look at trends in the water temperature of the Great Lakes. The exercise asks students to make predictions, and then use the data to answer questions. The site contains everything that is needed for the exercise, including student handouts, maps, links to data sources, and background information ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Imagery - remotely sensed, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Climatology, Hydrology
 
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This collection provides a wide array of visual resources and supporting material about the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Visualizations include simple animations, satellite photographs, Quicktime animations and tsunami models. The collection also contains visualizations related to other historical tsunamis and additional resources (beyond visualizations) about tsunamis. Resources can be ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Module / Unit, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, Clearinghouse
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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