Urban Growth in American Cities: Glimpses of U.S. Urbanization

Roger Auch, Janis Taylor, William Acevedo, USGS

This circular from the USGS contains paired satellite images (one from the 1970s and one from the 1990s) of 16 American cities, showing changes in urban land use during this period. Each image pair is accompanied by historical geography information that helps explain the context of the images.

Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Population, Natural Hazards
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience