USGS Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental ChangeEntry ID: USGS_EARTHSHOTS
Abstract: Earthshots is an ebook of before-and-after Landsat images (1972-present),
showing recent environmental events and introducing remote sensing. Earthshots
comes from the U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Center, Sioux Falls, SD, the
world's largest archive of earth science data.
[Summary provided by USGS.]
Purpose: The images displayed in Earthshots are examples of Landsat data that help scientists worldwide understand more about how both people and nature are changing the landscape.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: USGS EROS Center
Dataset Title: USGS Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, SD
Dataset Publisher: USGS EROS Data Center
Data Presentation Form: imageryOnline Resource: http://earthshots.usgs.gov/earthshots/
Start Date: 1972-01-01
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > WILDFIRES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > EARTHQUAKES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > FLOODS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > CONTOURS
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > LANDFORMS
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > SURFACE ROUGHNESS
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-04-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-10