GOES Launch Source: NASA
The launch of the GOES-L spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a rocket.
GOES Satellite Source: http://goes2.gsfc.nasa.gov/Spacecraft.htm
GOES satellites measure radiation to sense atmospheric conditions. Imaging takes place as often as every 15 minutes, providing continuous coverage for meteorological forecasting.
Amazon Vegetation Source: http://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/scatdata/nscatdata.html
A microwave radar image of the Amazon rainforest in South America shows the extent of tropical deforestation in the area. The coloring shows types of vegetation: blue and purple is tropical rainforest, green and yellow are woodlands and savanna, black is mountains and degraded farm land.
Weather Map of South America
A GOES satellite image of South America, showing cloud cover in the region. The coldest cloud tops (shown in maroon), usually produce the most precipitation. A current animated map can be viewed at: http://www.weather.com/weather/sat/animated/brazil_sat_277x187.html
Radar Sensing Source: http://southport.jpl.nasa.gov/desc/imagingradarv3.html
A demonstration of radar. A pulse is directed at the target, and the reflected echo, or backscatter, is measured by the sensor, which derives data about the objects that reflected the pulse.
Terrain Image Source http
High resolution ICONOS-2 image of the forested Copper Mountain area of the Colorado Rockies. Clear-cut areas are visible, as well as elevation and terrain structure.
Hydrology Image Source: http://ww2.lafayette.edu/~brandesd/remote.html
Landsat Thematic Mapper false color image of Northampton County, PA. Color coding is as follows: maroon is forests, pale yellow is agricultural areas, blue is urban and suburban areas, gray is water.
GIS Structure Source: Source: http://www.fs.fed.us/eng/remsense/rem/program.htm
GIS Image http://bandersnatch.fnr.umass.edu/pub/video/vidveg3.html
A GIS image of southern New England forests, layering multi-temporal classifications of Landsat data from different seasons.
AVHHR Smoke Image http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Library/GlobalFire/fire_5.html
AVHRR detects smoke plumes on the visible bands and fires on the thermal infrared band.
Detected Fires Image Source: Eumetsat
In remote regions such as the boreal forests of Canada, fires can be detected by remote sensing long before they are noticed by ground observers. The image is of a forested region that spans the Canadian Saskatchewan and Manitoba provinces. Fires detected by NOAA/AVHRR are in red and those observed at the surface are in yellow.
An integrated SPOT and Landsat TM satellite image of downtown Vancouver, color enhanced to highlight the urban and park structure.
Habitat Map Source: http://www.esri.com/mapmuseum/natural_resources/080_m.html
A GIS image showing the fragmented forests that serve as habitats of migrant songbirds in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The dark green areas represent the largest patches of forest, which birds favor for nesting and breeding.
Burn Scar Image Source: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/kis/schools/hums/geog/mw/fire_page.htm AVHRR image of burn scars in the Central African Republic.
Satellite Image of Vancouver Source: http://www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca/ccrs/imgserv/tour/22/22_bce.html An integrated SPOT and Landsat TM satellite image of downtown Vancouver, color enhanced to highlight the urban and park structure.
SIR-C multiband color composite image showing ice in the Weddell Sea, off Antarctica, south of the Atlantic Ocean. The dark areas are water.
Satellite SAR image of ships and their wakes in the English channel.
SIR-C radar image showing oil leaks in the Arabian Sea, west of Bombay.
SAR image of ocean eddies North of Gdansk, Poland