Acquiring information about a natural feature or phenomenon, such as the Earth's surface, without actually being in contact with it. USGS remote sensing is usually carried out with airborne or spaceborne sensors or cameras.
Management and Research Applications of Long-range Surveillance Radar Data for Birds, Bats, and Flying Insects [ More info] Explains how radar can be used to measure the density, speed, direction, altitude, and location of flocks of animals in flight.
Map and database of Quaternary faults and folds in Colombia and its offshore regions [ More info] PDF file of map of Quaternary faults and folds in Columbia prepared as part of the World Map of Major Active Faults with locations, ages, and activity rates of major earthquake-related features accompanied by database of description and activity.
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.
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.
Moderate-resolution sea surface temperature data and seasonal pattern analysis for the Arctic Ocean ecoregions [ More info] GIS data as grids, images, and shapefiles for monthly averages at 4km resolution from 1981 through 2009.
Moderate-resolution sea surface temperature data for the nearshore North Pacific [ More info] Downloadable monthly average SST data along the north Pacific coast in 4km grid cells for 29 years as shapefile, CSV, GIS grids, and Microsoft Access databases.
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.
National Land Cover Database Evaluation, Visualization, and Analysis Tool [ More info] Map interface providing summary statistics and geospatial data indicating changes in land cover from 2001 through 2011 in the continental US.
New England states aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data [ More info] Aeromagnetic surveys of New England, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well. Data provided in a variety of formats.
Planetary Data Systems (PDS) Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image collection [ More info] Planetary Data Systems (PDS) Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image collection with available images in decompressed JPEG format, raw data available by FTP access, web graphical images, and link to NASA's Map-a-Planet.
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