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Find an excellent tool for cryosphere (ice) work. Take a look at the bullet feature list at the bottom of the page: Using this tool, you can track the upcoming 2017 Arctic maximum sea ice extent value with students, especially as this value may, again, be a record breaker.
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Visit NASA's Space Place website for a tour of the planet Earth! Targeted for elementary and middle level audiences and featuring NASA images, the page presents an overview of Earth.
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Published in 2013
Here's a view looking at one year of seasonal transformations on Earth. Made possible by the NASA Visible Earth team.
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Satellite images from NASA show how the Earth's surface changes over time due to climate change and natural hazards.
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Presents visualization of remote sensing data with conceptual scientific animations.
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Interactively zoom and animate weather satellite images from a variety of geostationary satellites. Features include user selectable point and click sectoring, animation, a variety of map overlays, zoom levels, and map colors.
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Published in 2001
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...
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Ocean currents — the continuous, directed movement of ocean water — affect regional climates and alter the biological and chemical characteristics of seawater. Currents can flow for long distances both at and below the ocean’s surface. Wind drives surface currents, whereas density often drives...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2004
These satellite maps show different observations made of the Earth under the theme of land, ocean, water, energy, and life. NASA's Blue Marble: Next Generation images show Earth in true color. The images show how the surface would look to a human in space if our world had no clouds and no...
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Is the ozone hole getting smaller? How much rain is in the cloud of a hurricane? How much sea ice is melting in the Arctic? For over 50 years, NASA scientists have been asking questions and collecting data from space-based satellites to study Earth's changing environment. Engineers and scientists...
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The NASA/GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio has in recent years created animations based on the GISTEMP dataset following the end of the calendar year. The most recent animation available was released in January 2013 and shows the five-year mean anomaly of surface temperature for 1880 through...
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