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NASA Earth Observatory DLESE Reviewed Collection
The purpose of NASA's Earth Observatory is to provide a freely accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change. The site is divided into six main sections: Data and Images, Features, News, Reference, Missions, and Experiments. The Data and Images, Features, and Reference sections are each subdivided into sections for Atmosphere, Oceans, Land, Life on Earth, and Heat and Energy. The missions section explains all of the current NASA missions, and the Experiments section contains activities related to the topics covered in the other sections. Information provided in these pages includes text, photographs, animations, maps, and datasets. The site also includes a glossary, "ask a scientist" feature, and links to current news stories.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
    • Journal article
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Services:
    • Ask an expert
    • Search engine
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
  • Atmospheric science
  • Biology
  • Climatology
  • Cryology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Space science
  • Technology
  • Other
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Any and all materials published on the Earth Observatory are freely available for re-publication or re-use, except where copyright is indicated. We ask that NASA's Earth Observatory be given credit for its original materials.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-251
Related resources:
This resource contains 'NASA Earth Observatory: Natural Hazards'
This resource is referenced by 'Earth Science Sites of the Week Archive'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: David Herring

Contact: Yoram Kaufman