Land surface characteristics
Features and attributes of earth's land surface.
Land-cover change research at the U.S. Geological Survey-assessing our nation's dynamic land surface [ More info] Estimates of change in major types of land use and land cover from 1973 to 2000 should help model potential future change as climate, population, public policy, and technology change.
Landsat Data Continuity Mission [ More info] Main site for Landsat missions, which provide information about land surface features of the earth. Includes imagery, links to general and technical information, ordering of data, and partners.
Landsat Data Continuity Mission [ More info] A partnership between NASA and USGS to assure continuous satellite imaging of the earth's surface that was begun 40 years ago.
Landsat: A Global Land-Imaging Project [ More info] A visible, long-term record of natural and human-induced changes on the global landscape since 1972.
Mars Global Digital Dune Database; MC-1 [ More info] Distribution and morphological character of moderate to large size dune fields on Mars from 65 degrees North to the north pole.
Mass Wasting Following the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire near Durango, Colorado, a Field Trip Guidebook [ More info] Guidebook with photos, maps, and diagrams explaining how forest fires have affected the likelihood of mass wasting, with discussions of steps taken to minimize future impacts.
Mass wasting presentation [ More info] Presentation explaining the various types of mass wasting, how they work, and how they differ from one another, with diagrams and photos.
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Overview [ More info] Includes 500 meter surface reflectance and vegetation indices, which can be used to study change in energy balance and vegetation over time.
Monitoring and analysis of sand dune movement and growth on the Navajo Nation, southwestern United States [ More info] We combine long-term records from aerial photographs, detailed mapping using survey-grade GPS, and ground-based lidar with meteorological monitoring. Sand dune migration rates are currently about 35 meters per year.
Monitoring floods and fires during the summer of 2011--The value of the Landsat satellite 40-year archives [ More info] Examples showing the use of historical satellite imagery for assessing the extent and severity of landscape hazards such as fires and floods.
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