New Land Cover Classification Maps

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Link to Resource: https://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=61004
Resource Type:Maps and Visualizations; Teaching Media
Grade Level:
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Publication Date:2001
Summary:New NASA land cover maps are providing scientists with the most refined global picture ever produced of the distribution of Earth’s ecosystems and land use patterns. High-quality land cover maps aid scientists and policy makers involved in natural resource management and a range of research and global monitoring objectives. The land cover maps were developed at Boston University in Boston, MA., using data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite. The maps are based on a digital database of Earth images collected between November 2000 and October 2001.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 4; Big Idea 6
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.E
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; animation; earth; earth science; elementary school; geoscience; high school; k-5 geosource; land use; mapping; maps; middle school; nasa
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