Intro to Remote Sensing

In this activity students use a series of Landsat images from 1975 to 2005 to examine changes in land cover and abundance of vegetation in the summer (peak abundance) and relate these changes to climate conditions.

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Kevin Spigel
Encyclopedia of the Earth

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Teaching Tips

Use with younger students as classroom activity.

Since related climate data is referenced (but not provided) in the activity, it would be a useful addition; and take the learning from observations of changes in vegetation in one locality to possible associations with regional changes in climate variables.

Teachers should be sure to read the background provided in the links.

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