Detail View: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio Collection: AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Urban Ecology of Baltimore, MD.

Title: 
AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Urban Ecology of Baltimore, MD.
Instrument: 
Terra/ASTER
Description: 
This side by side comparision shows the Baltimore ASTER image on the left and the urban skeleton on the right, which shows the amount of built structures in this urban city.
Abstract: 
Ecologists now accept human beings and our activities as a significant influence on the Earth's ecology. ASTER data is being used to better understand urban ecology, in particular how humans build their cities and affect the surrounding environment. Will Stefanov of Arizona State University will present the first set of ASTER images of the urban 'skeleton' of the amount of built structures in 12 cities around the world and discuss the Urban Environmental Monitoring project which will examine 100 urban centers to look for common features (or lack of them) in global city structure and monitor change over time.
Completed: 
2001-05-22
Credit: 
*Please give credit for this visualization to* NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
Studio: 
SVS
Animator: 
Stuart A. Snodgrass (Lead)
Scientist: 
Will Stefanov (Arizona State University)
Series: 
Urban Ecology
Data Collected: 
2000/04/04
Keywords: 
Baltimore
Video: 
SVS2001-0019* * *
facet_where: 
Arizona
facet_what: 
ASTER
Animation Number: 
2142
UID: 
SPD-SCIVS-http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002100/a002142/baltimore_compare-IMAGE
original url: 
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002100/a002142/index.html