Earth  ID: 2762

Landsat 7 20 Year Urbanization West of Shenzhen, China

The long operational history of the Landsat satellite allows a detailed study of urban growth around the world, as illustrated by this animation of urbanization around Shenzen, China.

Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Karen Seto (Stanford University): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Data Used:
Terra/MODIS/Blue Marble
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Dates of Data Used:
1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001

This item is part of this series:
Landsat 7

DLESE >> Human geography
SVS >> Reclamation
SVS >> Shenzhen
SVS >> Sprawl
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Environmental Impacts >> Urbanization
GCMD >> Location >> China
GCMD >> Location >> Hong Kong
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

Places you might have seen this:
'10,000 Shovels: Rapid Urban Growth in China' a documentary film also part of a 87 page teaching module through the Standford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education available at ( )