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

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