Explore a global timelapse of our planet, constructed from Landsat satellite imagery. The Amazon rainforest is shrinking at a rapid rate to provide land for farming and raising cattle. Each frame of the timelapse map is constructed from a year of Landsat satellite data, constituting an annual 1.7-terapixel snapshot of the Earth at 30-meter resolution.
Researchers keep tabs on deforestation in the Amazon by satellite imagery, but to know the reality of what’s causing it, you have to be on the ground. Watch this video of researchers Robert Walker’s and Eugenio Arima’s recent Amazon adventure. For more about this work, visit “Journey to the Center of the Amazon” at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=119428&org=NSF
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