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DC Zoom down to Mount Airy, MD

DC Zoom down to Mount Airy, MD

Starting with a view of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the D.C. ... (more)

Starting with a view of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the D.C. border and the Beltway fade in. The view then shifts to Mount Airy, Maryland, indicating urban growth with red dots. Data sets for 1973, 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1996 are presented chronologically. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Jeffrey Masek
Stuart Snodgrass
No Strings Attached
Earth From Space: Investigating Urban Sprawl and Land Cover Change in the Classroom

Earth From Space: Investigating Urban Sprawl and Land Cover Change in the Classroom

This resource consists of an interdisciplinary unit using remote-sensing techniques and data ... (more)

This resource consists of an interdisciplinary unit using remote-sensing techniques and data (Landsat, aerial photos, and MultiSpec image processing software) to investigate urban sprawl and its consequences in the Washington, D.C. region. The unit design can be customized to suit other problems besides urban growth using the same techniques. The lessons can be implemented in only the science classroom or in an interdisciplinary manner. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Interactive
Collection:
NASA
Provider:
NASA
No Strings Attached
Environmental Impact

Environmental Impact

Students will analyze a 20th century photograph of a Los Angeles landscape, ... (more)

Students will analyze a 20th century photograph of a Los Angeles landscape, utilizing the principles of design and discussing the message of the work. They will also consider the history of Los Angeles within the broader context of population expansion in U.S. history and write a research paper about the environmental impacts of overpopulation. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Getty Education
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Read the Fine Print
Environmental Politics and Law

Environmental Politics and Law

Can law change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging? Law will ... (more)

Can law change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging? Law will be examined through case histories including: environmental effects of national security, pesticides, air pollution, consumer products, plastics, parks and protected area management, land use, urban growth and sprawl, public/private transit, drinking water standards, food safety, and hazardous site restoration. In each case we will review the structure of law and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Collection:
Open Yale Courses
Provider:
Yale University
Author:
John P. Wargo
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Environmental Politics and Policy, Spring 2003

Environmental Politics and Policy, Spring 2003

Examines the collision of politics, economics, values, and science in making and ... (more)

Examines the collision of politics, economics, values, and science in making and carrying out environmental policy at national, state, and local levels. Case studies of environmental policymaking explore the roles of governmental institutions, business, interest groups, the public, and the media in areas of air and water pollution, hazardous waste disposal, public lands management, and wildlife protection. "Environmental Politics and Policy" explores the workings of environmental policymaking in the United States. What are the big issues facing environmental policy? How did we end up with the policies we have today? Why does it take a crisis to move environmental policy forward? Why do political factors - economic interests, social and political values, bureaucratic styles, ideologies, elections, etc. - always seem to overwhelm sound scientific and engineering judgment in determining policy outcomes? Case studies ranging from cleaning up toxic waste pollution to endangered species protection probe the clashes between science and politics at local, state, and federal levels. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Meyer, Stephen M.
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Impervious Surface Cover: Close Up of Baltimore

Impervious Surface Cover: Close Up of Baltimore

Here we see an image of the Baltimore area taken with the ... (more)

Here we see an image of the Baltimore area taken with the Landsat satellite on March 27, 1998. For over 26 years, Landsat images have been used to help urban planners understand where growth is taking place and help geographers evaluate how different urban planning programs effect population growth and land use. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Andrew Smith
Stuart Snodgrass
No Strings Attached
Impervious Surface Cover: Close Up of DC

Impervious Surface Cover: Close Up of DC

Here we see an image of the DC area taken with the ... (more)

Here we see an image of the DC area taken with the Landsat satellite on March 27, 1998. For over 26 years, Landsat images have been used to help urban planners understand where growth is taking place and help geographers evaluate how different urban planning programs effect population growth and land use. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Andrew Smith
Stuart Snodgrass
No Strings Attached
Impervious Surface Cover: Full Graph of DC and Baltimore

Impervious Surface Cover: Full Graph of DC and Baltimore

Here we see an image of the Baltimore-D.C. area taken with the ... (more)

Here we see an image of the Baltimore-D.C. area taken with the Landsat satellite on March 27, 1998. For over 26 years, Landsat images have been used to help urban planners understand where growth is taking place and help geographers evaluate how different urban planning programs effect population growth and land use. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Andrew Smith
Stuart Snodgrass
No Strings Attached
Impervious Surface Cover: Non-Paved Areas

Impervious Surface Cover: Non-Paved Areas

A special algorithm has been applied to the Landsat 7 image to ... (more)

A special algorithm has been applied to the Landsat 7 image to illuminate the changes in low-density residential land use which exemplify sprawl. There is a link between impervious surfaces within a watershed, (here we see a subset of the Chesapeake Bay watershed area) and the water quality within the watershed. In general, once 10-15 % of an area is covered by impervious surfaces, increased sediments and chemical pollutants in runoff have a measurable effect on water quality. When 15-25% of a watershed is paved or impervious to drainage, increased runoff leads to reduced oxygen levels and impaired stream life. When more then 25% of surfaces are paved, many types of stream life die from the concentrated runoff and sediments. Red represents high concentrations of impervious surfaces. Blue represents moderate concentrations and green represents low concentrations of impervious surfaces. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Andrew Smith
Stuart Snodgrass
No Strings Attached
Impervious Surface Cover: Paved Areas in DC and Baltimore

Impervious Surface Cover: Paved Areas in DC and Baltimore

A special algorithm has been applied to the Landsat 7 image to ... (more)

A special algorithm has been applied to the Landsat 7 image to illuminate the changes in low-density residential land use which exemplify sprawl. There is a link between impervious surfaces within a watershed, (here we see a subset of the Chesapeake Bay watershed area) and the water quality within the watershed. In general, once 10-15 % of an area is covered by impervious surfaces, increased sediments and chemical pollutants in runoff have a measurable effect on water quality. When 15-25% of a watershed is paved or impervious to drainage, increased runoff leads to reduced oxygen levels and impaired stream life. When more then 25% of surfaces are paved, many types of stream life die from the concentrated runoff and sediments. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Andrew Smith
Stuart Snodgrass
No Strings Attached
Urban Growth: Bowie, MD

Urban Growth: Bowie, MD

Starting with a view of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the D.C. ... (more)

Starting with a view of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the D.C. border and the Beltway fade in. The view then shifts to Bowie, Maryland, indicating urban growth with red dots. Data sets for 1973, 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1996 are presented chronologically. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Jeffrey Masek
Stuart Snodgrass
No Strings Attached
Urban Growth: Columbia and Laurel, MD

Urban Growth: Columbia and Laurel, MD

Starting with a view of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the D.C. ... (more)

Starting with a view of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the D.C. border and the Beltway fade in. The view then shifts to Columbia and Laurel, Maryland, indicating urban growth with red dots. Data sets for 1973, 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1996 are presented chronologically. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Jeffrey Masek
Stuart Snodgrass
No Strings Attached
Urban Growth: Focusing on the Columbia River Region of Portland, Oregon

Urban Growth: Focusing on the Columbia River Region of Portland, Oregon

Using the Landsat satellite, scientists are able to study the urban sprawl ... (more)

Using the Landsat satellite, scientists are able to study the urban sprawl of major cities. Red dots in these images indicate areas of growth between 1986 and 1996. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Jeffrey Masek
Stuart Snodgrass
No Strings Attached
Urban Growth: Reston and Sterling, VA

Urban Growth: Reston and Sterling, VA

Starting with a view of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the D.C. ... (more)

Starting with a view of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the D.C. border and the Beltway fade in. The view then shifts to Reston and Sterling, Virginia, indicating urban growth with red dots. Data sets for 1973, 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1996 are presented chronologically. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Jeffrey Masek
Stuart Snodgrass
No Strings Attached
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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