Earth  ID: 2636

Impervious Data of the Washington, DC Area

Here we see an image of the Washington, D.C. area taken with the Landsat satellite. The dates of the images are from 1986, 1990, 1996, and 2000. For over 26 years, Landsat images have been used to help urban planners understand where growth is taking place and help geographers evaluate how different urban planning programs effect population growth and land use.

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Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Lead Animator
Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
Landsat-7/ETM+/Impervious Surface Cover
1986, 1990, 1996, 2000
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SVS >> Baltimore
DLESE >> Human geography
SVS >> Impervious
SVS >> Landsat
SVS >> Land use
DLESE >> Physical geography
SVS >> Population growth
SVS >> Washington DC
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Environmental Impacts >> Urbanization
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version