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New NASA satellite-generated land cover maps are providing scientists with a detailed picture of the distribution of Earths ecosystems and land use Scientists can better determine how vegetation is distributed and land is being used around the world with new NASA satellite-generated land-cover maps. These new maps, based on a global digital database of land cover types Earth images that is updated ... Full description.
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Subject: Forestry, Human geography, Physical geography
 
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New NASA satellite-generated land cover maps are providing scientists with a detailed picture of the distribution of Earths ecosystems and land use Scientists can better determine how vegetation is distributed and land is being used around the world with new NASA satellite-generated land-cover maps. These new maps, based on a global digital database of land cover types Earth images that is updated ... Full description.
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New NASA satellite-generated land cover maps are providing scientists with a detailed picture of the distribution of Earths ecosystems and land use Scientists can better determine how vegetation is distributed and land is being used around the world with new NASA satellite-generated land-cover maps. These new maps, based on a global digital database of land cover types Earth images that is updated ... Full description.
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New NASA satellite-generated land cover maps are providing scientists with a detailed picture of the distribution of Earths ecosystems and land use Scientists can better determine how vegetation is distributed and land is being used around the world with new NASA satellite-generated land-cover maps. These new maps, based on a global digital database of land cover types Earth images that is updated ... Full description.
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NASAs Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View sensor (SeaWiFS) captured this striking image of large dust and smoke plumes blowing from Baja, California, February 10, 2002. Full description.
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A satellite can cover the Amazon in just two months. The mapping team chose a Japanese satellite outfitted with synthetic aperture radar, or SAR for short. SAR is a natural fit for the Amazon. It can penetrate the clouds that pour rain for half of the year and the smoke from trees burned by farmers to clear land. SAR even works at night. As you might imagine, the satellite collects a pile of data. ... Full description.
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Pan across Amazon rainforest mosaic showing low water season (blue) and high water season (yellow). Together, these snapshots reveal conditions on the ground. Scientists listed worked as a team on Mosaicking Software and Mosaic Production. Full description.
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The Amazon rain forest is the largest tropical forest in the world. It stretches across South America from nearly ocean to ocean. No seasonal view of this territory existed until a NASA-university collaboration began mapping the Amazon - from space. Scientists listed worked as a team on Mosaicking Software and Mosaic Production. Full description.
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The largest city along the Amazon River is Manaus. NASAs mosaic says that thirty percent of the surrounding area is wetlands. Scientists listed worked as a team on Mosaicking Software and Mosaic Production. Full description.
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One feature that shows up in the mosaic is tree-clearing that happened between two seasons. Scientists listed worked as a team on Mosaicking Software and Mosaic Production. Full description.
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