This is a collection of visualizations of spatial phenomena or data, including a few visualization-based teaching activities. Search the collection to find visualizations you can use in your classes.
Results 1 - 20 of 35 matches Analyzing the Antarctic Ozone Hole Detecting El Niño in Sea Surface Temperature Data Shrinking Forest - Growing Problem Using NASA NEO and ImageJ to Explore the Role of Snow Cover in Shaping Climate Using Satellite Images to Understand Earth's Atmosphere Annotating Change in Satellite Images Exploring Seafloor Topography Investigating Earthquakes with ArcVoyager GIS Measuring Distance and Area in Satellite Images When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine Annotating Change in Satellite Images Exploring and Animating GOES Images Water Availability Evidence for Plate Tectonics
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DATA: Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Images. TOOLS: ImageJ, Spreadsheet. SUMMARY: Animate and explore 10 years of Southern Hemisphere ozone images. Then measure and graph the area of the ozone hole over time.
David Smith, GLOBE; Betsy Youngman
DATA: Sea Surface Temperature (SST). TOOL: My World GIS. SUMMARY: Examine 15 years of SST data from the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. Create and analyze average SST maps to identify El Nino and La Nina events.
DATA: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Images. TOOL: ImageJ. SUMMARY: Process and measure time-series SAR images to analyze the rate of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Produce a color composite image showing the oldest to most recently deforested areas.
DATA: NASA Satellite Images. TOOLS: ImageJ and Image Composite Explorer (ICE) of NASA Earth Observations (NEO). SUMMARY: Explore and animate satellite images of reflected short wave radiation, snow cover, and land surface temperature downloaded. Then observe, graph, and analyze the relationship between these three variables.
DATA: NASA Satellite Images. TOOLS: ImageJ and Image Composite Explorer (ICE) of NASA Earth Observations (NEO). SUMMARY: Use ImageJ to create an animation showing the change in monthly concentration of aerosols over the course of a year and compare it to a similar animation showing change in carbon monoxide concentration. Then use NEO ICE to create histograms and scatter plots, investigating the relationship between aerosol concentration and carbon monoxide concentration.
DATA: Landsat Images. TOOL: ImageJ. SUMMARY: Examine time-series images that show landuse changes in China. Produce a map documenting how human activities have changed the coastline.
DATA: Digital Elevation Model Data. TOOL: GeoMapApp. SUMMARY: Explore a timeline about how we have learned about the oceans. Construct a profile across the Atlantic Ocean and create 3-D visualizations of the seafloor.
Carla McAuliffe; David Smith, GLOBE; Joseph Kerski
DATA: Recent and Historical Earthquake Data TOOL: ArcVoyager Special Edition GIS - Explore earthquake data and import them into a Geographic Information System (GIS). Analyze the data to predict where the next big earthquake will occur.
DATA: MODIS Imagery. TOOL: ImageJ. SUMMARY: Examine images of the Aral Sea from 1973 through 2003. Use image analysis software to measure changes in the width and area of the freshwater lake over time.
Denise Blaha; Amy Holt Cline, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
DATA: Ocean Buoy Data, MODIS Images TOOLS: GoMOOS Online Graphing Tool - Learn about conditions that influence the spring phytoplankton bloom. Use an online graphing tool to predict the date of the bloom.
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
During this exercise, students compare a series of satellite images taken 3-4 years apart to investigate the effects of human land use and annotate the images using ImageJ software. -
DATA: GOES Weather Images. TOOL: ImageJ. SUMMARY: Transform a time series of GOES images into an animation. Plot a storm track and determine storm speed.
DATA: North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR). TOOL: FieldScope GIS. SUMMARY: Use an online GIS from the National Geographic Society, to investigate the relationship between precipitation, evaporation, and surface runoff.
David Smith, GLOBE; Franklin Kao; Missy Holzer
DATA: Sea Floor Age, Volcano and Earthquake Distributions. TOOL: My World GIS. SUMMARY: Identify relationships among sea-floor age, earthquakes, and volcanoes to understand how they support the theory of plate tectonics.
This site presents an overview of modern GIS (geographic information systems), how these systems work, and how they are used. The site includes a geography network and a map book gallery, and is most ...
This National Geographic article discusses the importance of ancient African rock art and the threats these ancient works face. There is also a link to a book of images compiled by photographer David ...
This site from the Minnesota Land Management Information Center provides a collection of sources for geospatial data needed to power Geographic Information Systems. Topics include data search tools, ...
The state of New York provides links to a collection of GIS data sites. Topics listed include map products, orthoimagery, raster imagery, downloadable software and GIS information for New York State.
This site from NASA provides a number of resources for obtaining Landsat digital data. Included are links for ordering Landsat 7 data as well as sources of Landsat 4, 5 and other related and heritage ...
This site from the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center presents Global Topographic Data (GTOPO30), a global digital elevation model (DEM) with a horizontal grid spacing of 30 arc ...
Results 1 - 20 of 35 matches
Analyzing the Antarctic Ozone Hole
Detecting El Niño in Sea Surface Temperature Data
Shrinking Forest - Growing Problem
Using NASA NEO and ImageJ to Explore the Role of Snow Cover in Shaping Climate
Using Satellite Images to Understand Earth's Atmosphere
Annotating Change in Satellite Images
Exploring Seafloor Topography
Investigating Earthquakes with ArcVoyager GIS
Measuring Distance and Area in Satellite Images
When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine
Annotating Change in Satellite Images
Exploring and Animating GOES Images
Evidence for Plate Tectonics