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Monitoring lake inventories and health

Contributor: John Schott, Rochester Institute of Technology As snow begins to melt at the close of winter, large lakes receive warm spring river run-off carrying pollutants that are potentially harmful

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Monitoring volcanic flow activity

Location: Mt. St. Helens, Washington These satellite images show the area around Mount St. Helens, in southwestern Washington, before and after its eruption of May 18, 1980. The initial volcanic

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Monitoring urban growth

Contributor: Jeffrey G. Masek, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Traffic jams and air pollution in large metropolitan areas are sure signs of expanding populations. Across the globe, 50 percent of

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Monitoring crop and forest harvests

Contributor: David Skole Michigan State University Even though tropical deforestation is a well-known problem, the rate of deforestation in the tropics is currently known to only a very general degree.

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Precision farming land management

Contributor: Susan Moran, U.S. Department of Agriculture For farmers and land managers, increasing crop yields and cutting costs while reducing environmental pollution is a constant challenge. To accomplish this goal,

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Monitoring irrigation practices

Location: Imperial Valley, California Source: USGS Earthshots The Imperial Valley is actually an extension of the Gulf of California, cut off from the Gulf by the Colorado River’s delta fan.

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Monitoring deforestation

Location: Rondônia, Brazil Source: USGS Earthshots These images show a portion of the state of Rondônia, Brazil, in which tropical deforestation has occurred. The 1975 and 1986 images are MSS

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News Archives

Monitoring lake inventories and health

Contributor: John Schott, Rochester Institute of Technology As snow begins to melt at the close of winter, large lakes receive warm spring river run-off carrying pollutants that are potentially harmful

Read More »

Monitoring volcanic flow activity

Location: Mt. St. Helens, Washington These satellite images show the area around Mount St. Helens, in southwestern Washington, before and after its eruption of May 18, 1980. The initial volcanic

Read More »

Monitoring urban growth

Contributor: Jeffrey G. Masek, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Traffic jams and air pollution in large metropolitan areas are sure signs of expanding populations. Across the globe, 50 percent of

Read More »

Monitoring crop and forest harvests

Contributor: David Skole Michigan State University Even though tropical deforestation is a well-known problem, the rate of deforestation in the tropics is currently known to only a very general degree.

Read More »

Precision farming land management

Contributor: Susan Moran, U.S. Department of Agriculture For farmers and land managers, increasing crop yields and cutting costs while reducing environmental pollution is a constant challenge. To accomplish this goal,

Read More »

Monitoring irrigation practices

Location: Imperial Valley, California Source: USGS Earthshots The Imperial Valley is actually an extension of the Gulf of California, cut off from the Gulf by the Colorado River’s delta fan.

Read More »

Monitoring deforestation

Location: Rondônia, Brazil Source: USGS Earthshots These images show a portion of the state of Rondônia, Brazil, in which tropical deforestation has occurred. The 1975 and 1986 images are MSS

Read More »