Earth  ID: 2008

Landsat 7 Looks at Coral Reefs: (1 of 2)

Coral forms off shore from volcanic islands in tropical latitudes, developing a barrier reef that's separated by a growing lagoon. But over time, while the surrounding ocean wears away the main body of the island, the coral ring remains.

Visualization Credits

Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Lead Animator
Serge Andrefouet (University of South Florida): Scientist
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Mission:
Landsat

Data Used:
Landsat-7/ETM+ 1999, 2000
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This item is part of this series:
Landsat 7 Coral Reefs

Goddard TV Tape:
G2000-097

Keywords:
DLESE >> Biological oceanography
SVS >> Coral Reefs
NASA Science >> Earth