Visible Earth

NASA, NASA Earth Observatory

This site provides a searchable collection of NASA Earth science images, animations and data visualizations. Most images are available at multiple resolutions, with a description of the image and metadata. Users can search the database using full text; or with advanced searches by topic, keyword, sensor, geographic region, parameter, and dates. Examples of topics represented in this collection are snow and ice, agriculture, oceans, climate, the atmosphere, human dimensions, land surface, the solid earth and more.

Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

Cutting Edge

This resource originally cataloged at:

This resource is referenced here:
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology, Geophysics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Physical , Biological, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Biology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Oceanography, Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Collection, Audio/Visual:Maps, Animations/Video
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), General Public, Graduate/Professional
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Health Topics: Gases, Biogenic Hazards, Minerals, Other, Airborne Transport Processes, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal, Coastal and Estuarine, Deep Waters, Surface Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Science Background Required: Broadly accessible
Topics: Ocean:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Ocean, Biological Oceanography , Solar system, Atmosphere, Biosphere, Solid Earth:Petrology:Volcanology, Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Tectonics, Climate, Earth surface, Ocean:Physical Oceanography, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Human Dimensions/Resources, Ocean:Chemical OceanographyKeywords: Imagery, Remote sensing, Hydrosphere, Cryosphere, Biosphere, Atmosphere