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Earth Observatory Data & Images: New Data

NASA's Earth Observatory Data & Images page provides periodic updates on data availability. The seventeen datasets listed here include the many types of scientific data collected within the time period 1979-2001, with recent data on 4km2Fires, Ozone, and UV Exposure. By clicking on a specific time period and data type, the user is directed to the appropriate data selection.
ESA: Earthnet Online

The European Space Agency (ESA) describes its earth observation missions and related research at this website. The website features the latest news, image of the week, and upcoming events. At the Missions link, visitors can learn about Envisat (Environmental Satellite), ERA (European Remote Sensing Satellites), and future observation missions. The Satellite Images link allows users to browse...
NASA Earth Observatory: Global Garden Gets Greener

NASA's Earth Observatory is a "freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet." The Earth Observatory feature presented in this Web site introduces documented changes in plant productivity over the last two decades -- the warmest decades on record. The study, based on satellite imagery and ground...
Our Earth as Art

The USGS and NASA have teamed up to bring the public stunning images of the Earth taken by the Landsat-7 satellite and the Terra Satellite's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). Visitors can browse the images by continent or alphabetically. The images can be used as supplementary materials during educational lectures about rock outcrops, deserts, deltas, clouds,...
Our Planet

Our Planet is the latest stunning nature documentary series hosted by David Attenborough. This eight-part "ambitious documentary of spectacular scope" is accompanied by a similarly ambitious companion website. Here, visitors can watch video previews and behind-the-scenes clips for each of the documentary's episodes and they can also explore an interactive digital globe that leads viewers on a...
Planetary Fact Sheets

Offered by the National Space Science Data Center of NASA, the Planetary Fact Sheets Web site contains helpful information for students studying astronomy. The site lists links to all of the planets, their satellites, and their rings, as well as to tables comparing all the planets. The planet pages contain a photograph and a simple list of dozens of facts such as mass, volume, distance to the...
Sun-Earth Connection: Eclipses, Explosions, and Space Weather Forecasts

In honor of the solar eclipse that occurred on February 26, 1998, The Exploratorium (discussed in the February 21, 1997 Scout Report) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum collaborated to produce this lesson on the effects that events on the sun have on the earth. The narrative focuses on coronal mass ejections (CMEs) which can have a...
The GLOBE Programme: International Environmental Education using the Internet

The GLOBE Programme aims to enhance environmental awareness, scientific understanding of the Earth, and students' skills in science, geography, and additional subjects. Teachers and students can find hydrology, atmosphere, soil science, and GPS activities. The website offers monthly and daily atmospheric data collected from participating schools. Educators can learn how their students can become...