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Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change
This is an e-book of before-and-after Landsat images (1972-present), showing recent environmental events and introducing the concept of remote sensing. Some changes are due to natural causes and some are due to human causes. Image topics include agriculture, cities, deserts, disasters, and geology. Each set of images includes a detailed description, photographs and maps, a list of references, and a question/answer section.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
    • Physical geography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-024
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)
http://edc.usgs.gov/index.html

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Phil Stoffer
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)