Life Histories from Landsat: 25 Years in the Pacific Northwest Forest — North/South Tour
- Visualizations by:
- Greg Shirah
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In these false color images, the colors represent types of land; for example, blue areas are forests; orange/yellow areas are agriculture; and, purple areas are urban. Each 'stack' is representative of a Landsat scene. There are 22 stacks stitched together to cover most of the U.S. Pacific Northwest. This processed data is used for science, natural resource management, and education.
We move in to the southwest corner of the data set near Redwood National Park and proceed on a slow tour through a portion of the data set. Time loops from 1984 through 2011 as we move. We move over to Mount Shasta, then up the Cascade Range, passing Crater Lake National Park, the Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson, Mount Hood, Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, and the North Cascades National Park. Next we move west over Seattle and pass over Olympic National Park, then we head back south down the Willamette Valley back to Redwood National Park.
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Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio and the Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing in Ecology at Oregon State University
- Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
- Alex Kekesi (GST)
- Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC)
- Ellen T. Gray (NASA/HQ)
- Justin Braaten (Oregon State University)
- Robert Kennedy (Boston University)
- Zhiqiang Yang (Oregon State University)
- Matthew Radcliff (KBRwyle)
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Datasets used in this visualization
The Landsat satellites have witnessed decades of change on the Earth's surface. Algorithms in LandTrendr
Dataset can be found at: http://landtrendr.forestry.oregonstate.eduSee more visualizations using this data set
Terra and Aqua BMNG (A.K.A. Blue Marble: Next Generation) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)
Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
Dataset can be found at: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/See more visualizations using this data set
SRTM DEM (Collected with the SIR-C sensor)
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