Earth Observatory

Earth Observatory, NASA

This Earth Observatory site contains data and images from NASA's Earth Observatory project. The purpose of NASA's Earth Observatory is to provide an accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change. The site is useful to public media and educators. Data and images can be obtained for a variety of subjects, the Earth's atmosphere, land, life on earth, oceans and heat and energy. Users can enter data on a variety of topics and produce animations depicting the data entered. The site also contains a helpful section explaining how to build animations and globe animations.

Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Special Interest: Visualization
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Real-Time Data, Synthetic/Model Data, Observational Data
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters
Science Background Required: Broadly accessible
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Environmental ScienceKeywords: wildfire, forest fire, satellite imagery, visualization, atmosphere, climate, land use, land cover, vegetation