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Published in 2017
What are coral reefs? Coral can be found in tropical ocean waters around the world. But how much do you know about reefs and the tiny animals—polyps—that build them? Learn all about coral and why warming waters threaten the future of the reef ecosystem.
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Time series photos and information on life reclaiming Mt. St. Helens. You can see how vegetation and streams have been modifying the landscape after its 1980 eruption.
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This is a catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet, Earth.
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By TERC
Find many interactives on chapters ranging from earth systems to historical geology. Weather chapters are also included.
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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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By TED-Ed
Published in 2015
Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak in the face of change? Kim Preshoff details why the answer,...
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Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at NOAA developed Science On a Sphere® as an educational tool to help illustrate...
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"Earth science resources. Each """"Chapter"""" includes animations and movies, question answers, learning objectives, quizzes, related readings, flash cards, a glossary, and internet resources. "
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Gridded data at 0.5 degree resolution showing population density, potential natural vegetation, cropland extent, grazing land extent, built-up land extent, crop extent (for 18 major crops) and land suitability for cultivation. Add your latitude and longitude for specific location maps.
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Published in 2014
China has donated to the United Nations the first open-access, high-resolution map of Earth's land cover, on 22 September 2014, as a contribution towards the global sustainable development and combating climate change. The GlobeLand30 datasets are freely available and comprise ten types of land...
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Published in 2015
Designed for Science on a Sphere, this video explains fast and slow carbon cycling on Earth. A banana is an example of a fast, young carbon. A chunk of coal is an example of an old, slow carbon. Carbon dioxide and vegetation on land seen from space by satellites show the annual cycle: as plants grow...
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These videos describe content featured in college-level introductory geoscience courses but may also be applicable to other disciplines and to high school curricula. These 5-6 minute videos talk about various geoscience topics like rock formation, climate change, earthquake hazards, water table, ice...
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Published in 2016
These global land cover layers are the product of a collaboration between USGS and the University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences. Thirty meter resolution raster data layers for circa 2010 tree cover and bare ground and a persistent surface water layer 2000-2012, have been derived...
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