USGS Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change

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Citation:
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Originator: USGS EROS Center
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: USGS Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: imagery
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, SD
Publisher: USGS EROS Data Center
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Online_Linkage: http://earthshots.usgs.gov/earthshots/
Description:
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.] 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.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Billard, Jules B., and Blair, James, P., 1970, The revolution in American agriculture: National Geographic Magazine, vol. 137, no. 2, February, p. 147-185.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: The Exploratorium. Electromagnetic Spectrum (San Francisco: The Exploratorium, 1991), 85 x 61 cm color chart.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: N. M. Short, P. D. Lowman Jr., S. C. Freden and W. A. Finch Jr. Mission to Earth: Landsat Views the World Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA SP-360, 1976) 459 pp.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Linda Spizzirri, ed. An Educational Coloring Book of Satellites (Medinah, Illinois: Spizzirri Publishing Co., Inc., 1986), 30 pp.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Thelin, Gail P. and Heimes, Frederick J., 1987, Mapping irrigated cropland from Landsat data for determination of water use from the High Plains Aquifer in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1400-C.
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REFERENCE: U. S. Geological Survey. Historical Landsat data comparisons; illustrations of the Earth's changing surface (1995) 45 p.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: U. S. Geological Survey. Landsat Data Users Handbook (1979) 207 pp.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: U. S. Geological Survey, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Landsat 4 Data Users Handbook (1984) 244 pp.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Zwingle, Erla, and Richardson, Jim, 1993, Ogallala aquifer: wellspring of the high plains: National Geographic Magazine, vol. 183, no. 3, March, p. 80-109.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19720101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > WILDFIRES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > EARTHQUAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > FLOODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION > CONTOUR MAPS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION > TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > SURFACE ROUGHNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-1
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-2
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-3
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-4
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-5
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-7
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-8
Theme_Keyword: Satellite Imagery
Theme_Keyword: National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Events
Theme_Keyword: Eros
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: HEALTH
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: PLANNING CADASTRE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: Not Available
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.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/EROS > Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: EROS CENTER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: LTA Customer Services
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: EROS Center
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605-594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lta@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: USGS_EARTHSHOTS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://eros.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://earthshots.usgs.gov/earthshots/
Access_Instructions:
Examples of environmental change from around the world
Fees: No Fees
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040414
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130510
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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