What Environmental Changes Can We See with Satellites?
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Another environmental change that can be monitored with satellites is deforestation.

  !   Click the image to examine time series images showing deforestation in Brazil from 1975 to 2001. Consider how you could quantify the area of cleared land over time using these images.

NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
Click here to find out more about deforestation in Rondonia, Brazil.

To access more images of Earth from space that show environmental change, visit EarthShots .

12. List at least three other environmental changes that satellites can help us monitor.

To find out more about urban growth, follow these links:

USGS Urban Dynamics Research Program

Urban Dynamics Fact Sheet

Urban Growth Seen from Space


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