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Published in 2016
In one day mushrooms can catapult billions of tiny spores into the air and not only do these spores help seed baby fungi, they also help seed clouds. Watch this video to learn about why mushrooms are an important factor for the development of clouds.
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The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri are pleased to announce the publication of the most detailed global ecological land units map in the world. This exciting new global data set provides a science platform for better understanding and accounting of the world's resources. Scientists, land...
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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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Facts and information about different types of natural phenomena found in the world and universe. Includes weather, geology, space, and other types of phenomena. This site is designed to be an easy-to-use website for students and anyone interested in the subject matter. This site breaks phenomena...
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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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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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The USGS Land Cover Institute posts great links to a huge amount of land cover/land use sites, for the US and around the globe.. Links here include most of the datasets listed in this article, and many more esoteric data such as river observations, aquifers data and ocean colour information....
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Input parameters into the map viewer and see data related to land use and coverage, hydrology, transportation, structures, elevation index, and natural hazards.
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High resolution satellite map of global vegetation patterns.
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Published in 2014
One of the critical functions of healthy soils is that they contain beneficial microbes that can enhance plant defense against disease, and sometimes against insects; our journey took us to Clemson's Dr. Geoff Zehnder to talk about his work. Dr. Geoff Zehnder is a professor of entomology and his...
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This is a catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet, Earth.
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Award-winning science, math and technology videos for grades K-12.
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Video and Animation collection on the following topics: biology, climate change, geography and geospatial, geology, structures, natural hazards and water.
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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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Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado. Includes simulations in categories such as: physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, and math.
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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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