Deforestation in the Amazon

This NASA animation on land cover change zooms into Rondonia, Brazil. It starts with a Landsat satellite image taken in 1975 and dissolves into a second image of the same region taken in 2009 indicating that there has been a significant amount of land use change.

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It is suggested that this be used as part of a unit on ecosystems and climate change.

There is no color key provided for the images. However, the images clearly indicate significant land cover change.

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