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Growth of Washington D.C. Metro Area: Gray Scheme part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This short quicktime video from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio show the growth in urban Washington DC between 1973 and 1996.
Urban Geology: Land Use

NASA Satellite Confirms Urban Heat Islands Increase Rainfall Around Cities part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This press release from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center details new research on satellite data. The data collected by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission show that the extra heat retained by ...
Urban Geology: Environmental Issues

Geology of the Fargo-Moorehead Region part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a website created by University of North Dakota - Fargo faculty member Dr. Donald Schwert detailing the urban geology of the region surrounding Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN. There is a good ...
Urban Geology: Principles of Geology, Geologic History

New York City - Landsat and Land Use Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA page has LandSat data for New York City from 1990 and 2000. Tiff files are available for true-color and false color images. Images showing vegetative cover are also available.
Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

Intute Satellite Images - City Theme part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page from Intute shows a gallery of satellite images of cities. The images are from a number of sources and show cities around the world.
Urban Geology: Land Use, GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

ASTER's Satellite Image Gallery part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides access to satellite images acquired by NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer satellite. The images are sorted into eight categories: Archeology, ...
Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping, Environmental Issues, Geohazards, Land Use, Resources

Placing Urban Schools at the Forefront of the Revolution in Earth Science Education part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Space-age technologies have revolutionized Earth science, but this revolution has yet to extend to Earth science education. This article points out that urban schools can be at the forefront of ...
Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

Geoscience Education for Realtors, Appraisers, Home Inspectors, and Homeowners part of SERC Web Resource Collection

As urban development encroaches onto less suitable sites, knowledge of the connection between the ground beneath one's home and the home itself becomes increasingly critical to the homebuyer. This ...
Urban Geology: Principles of Geology, Connections with Non-Science Disciplines

Beating the Heat in the World's Big Cities part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article describes the urban heat island phenomenon and provides an overview of a research project investigating the effect as seen in New York City. Topics include the large proportion of ...
Urban Geology: Environmental Issues

Analyzing Land Use Change In Urban Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This four-page fact sheet provides a brief summary of the analysis of land use in urban environments. Topics include the rapid growth in urban populations, some of the methods used to analyze land ...
Urban Geology: Land Use