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Chesapeake Bay Cities

This animation takes us on a tour around the Chesapeake Bay region visiting major city centers in the surrounding states: Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The imagery utilized for this animation is a false-color Chesapeake Bay Landsat-7 Mosaic (#3473) composed of eight scenes acquired between 1999-2002, which were put together and color corrected to resemble natural looking colors.

The mosaic was created by EarthSat under contract with NASA as part of the GeoCover 2000 product. All images used in GeoCover were acquired by Landsat 7 during the period of 1999-2002. The pixel size of the full resolution image represents 14.25 m on the ground. The Chesapeake Bay mosaic uses portions of eight Landsat-7 scenes. Below you will find a listing of the eight Landsat 7 images that were put together to create the composite image. Landsat scenes are organized by a Path and Row number according to the Worldwide Reference System. (To learn more about Landsat's Worldwide Reference System, please visit:

Scenes used in the Chesapeake Bay mosaic: Landsat 7 WRS Path 15-Row 32 acquired on Oct. 05, 2001 Landsat 7 WRS Path 14-Row 32 acquired on Sept. 23, 1999 Landsat 7 WRS Path 15-Row 33 acquired on October 05, 2001 Landsat 7 WRS Path 14-Row 33 acquired on July 10, 2001 Landsat 7 WRS Path 15-Row 34 acquired on Sept. 30, 1999 Landsat 7 WRS Path 14-Row 34 acquired on July 10, 2001 Landsat 7 WRS Path 15-Row 35 acquired on Sept. 30, 1999 Landsat 7 WRS Path 14-Row 35 acquired on Sept. 23, 1999

Visualization Credits

Helen-Nicole Kostis (UMBC): Lead Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Cindy Starr (GST): Visualizer
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Laura Rocchio (SSAI): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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This item is part of these series:
Landsat 7
Chesapeake Bay

Goddard TV Tapes:
G2008-034HD -- NASAs HD Chesapeake Bay Resource Tape
G2008-041HD -- NASAs Landsat in HD 2008 Resource Tape

SVS >> Chesapeake Bay
SVS >> Flyover
SVS >> Landsat
SVS >> Population growth
GCMD >> Earth Science
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Environmental Impacts >> Urbanization
GCMD >> Location >> Delaware
GCMD >> Location >> District Of Columbia
GCMD >> Location >> Maryland
GCMD >> Location >> Virginia
SVS >> For Educators
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