Keywords: Urban Sprawl (32)

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3D Atlanta Heat Island
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3D Atlanta Heat Island

Zoom in showing true color, then changing to daytime thermal, then nighttime ... (more)

Zoom in showing true color, then changing to daytime thermal, then nighttime thermal, using mountain top, Landsat, ATLAS thermal, land use, and clouds-convection data (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Dale Quattrochi
Greg Shirah
Tom Bridgman
DC Zoom down to Mount Airy, MD
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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
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Jeffrey Masek
Stuart Snodgrass
Earth From Space: Investigating Urban Sprawl and Land Cover Change in the Classroom
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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
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA
Environmental Impact
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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
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Environmental Politics and Law
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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
Provider:
Yale University
Provider Set:
Open Yale Courses
Author:
John P. Wargo
Environmental Politics and Policy, Spring 2003
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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
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Meyer, Stephen M.
Impervious Surface Cover: Close Up of Baltimore
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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
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Andrew Smith
Stuart Snodgrass
Impervious Surface Cover: Close Up of DC
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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
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Andrew Smith
Stuart Snodgrass
Impervious Surface Cover: Full Graph of DC and Baltimore
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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
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Andrew Smith
Stuart Snodgrass
Impervious Surface Cover: Non-Paved Areas
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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
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Andrew Smith
Stuart Snodgrass
Impervious Surface Cover: Paved Areas in DC and Baltimore
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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
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Andrew Smith
Stuart Snodgrass
Land Use and Nitrogen
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Land Use and Nitrogen

In this lesson, students will examine the challenges of balancing development and ... (more)

In this lesson, students will examine the challenges of balancing development and land conversion with the fiscal, technical and political challenges of addressing nutrient loading. They will have the opportunity to examine these issues based on real data and maps from their own watersheds. In Activities 1 and 2 students will compare the nitrogen loads when development occurs inside and outside the growth area, and on differing wastewater treatment options (e.g. central sewer versus septic systems). In Activity 3, students will select best management practices and set implementation targets based on available acres within their tributary basin in order to offset the impacts of new development and meet nitrogen goals. Finally, in Activity 4, students will discuss their recommendations for reducing nitrogen in their tributaries in the face of future growth and discuss the feasibility, cost and political acceptability of these options. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
DLESE Community Collection
South Carolina Aquarium Online Curriculum
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South Carolina Aquarium Online Curriculum

South Carolina Aquarium offers K-8 teachers several activities covering habitats (K-2), communities ... (more)

South Carolina Aquarium offers K-8 teachers several activities covering habitats (K-2), communities (3-5), and watersheds (6-8). Though focused on South Carolina's aquatic ecosystems, the activities are applicable oustide the state. The site also includes information on applying these activities to before and after visiting an aquarium. All activities may be adjusted for other grade levels. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Urban Coyotes
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Urban Coyotes

Coyotes are increasingly seen in urban areas because: Coyotes will adapt to ... (more)

Coyotes are increasingly seen in urban areas because: Coyotes will adapt to many different types of environments; They produce a high number of pups, which gives them an advantage for survival and success; Their diet is varied enough that they can find food beyond their usual habitat; Humans have altered the landscape in a way that invites coyotes to move into areas where people live. This peer-reviewed article examines increasing interactions between humans and coyotes. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
John Shivik (Utah State University;)
Urban Growth: Bowie, MD
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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
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Jeffrey Masek
Stuart Snodgrass
Urban Growth: Columbia and Laurel, MD
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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
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Jeffrey Masek
Stuart Snodgrass
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