What Environmental Changes Can We See with Satellites?
ES0707  Drawing Conclusions

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Satellite image of Las Vegas overlaid on an image showing a larger view of topography in the region.

Examine the 1992 Landsat image overlaid on a shaded relief map showing topography. Where do you think growth has occurred since 1992? How far do you think it might extend? Is there a limit to how large a city can get or how many people can live in the area?

11. When it comes to urban growth, what environmental changes can satellite images show?


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