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Earth Science Picture of the Day DLESE Reviewed Collection
The Earth Science Picture of the Day is an image archive that is hosted by the Universities Space Research Association in association with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center with a record of entries beginning September 2000. Each image is accompanied by a descriptive text and links to relevant supporting websites. Keyword searching is provided. Browsing by related fields includes: agriculture, astronomy, biology, chemistry, climatology, conservation, ecology, energy, engineering, genetics, geography, geology, history, hydrology, marine biology, mathematics, meteorology, modeling, oceanography, optics, paleontology, physics, plant science, policy and social sciences, public health, remote sensing, zoology. General topics include: carbon cycling clouds, currents, deep sea exploration, drought, earth, earthquakes, El Nino, La Nina, erosion and sedimentation, evolution of the earth, fires, floods, food chains, freshwater, glaciers, global change, human impact hurricanes impact phenomena, interior of the earth, legislation and regulation, life, lightning meteorites and comets, micro-organisms, modeling, moon, other planets, photosynthesis, plate tectonics, pollution, satellites, sky, snow and ice, space storm surges and tsunamis, storms, sun, technology, tornadoes, volcanoes, water, weather, and wetlands.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
    • Abstract / Summary
  • Portal:
    • Educational
  • Atmospheric science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Natural hazards
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Policy issues
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
NASA images generally are not copyrighted. You may use NASA imagery, video and audio material for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits and Internet Web pages. If the NASA material is to be used for commercial purposes, especially including advertisements, it must not explicitly or implicitly convey NASA's endorsement of commercial goods or services. If a NASA image includes an identifiable person, using the image for commercial purposes may infringe that person's right of privacy or publicity, and permission should be obtained from the person.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-337
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Universities Space Research Association

Contact: Mr Martin Ruzek
Universities Space Research Association

Contact: Jim Foster
Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA