Natural Hazards and unique imagery
February 5, 2002 11:14 PM   Subscribe

Natural Hazards and unique imagery. NASA's fascinating and informative freely-accessible Earth Observatory. [news release]
posted by mkn (7 comments total)
Nice link (Tropical Cyclone Dina is gorgeous). The pickings are a little slim; I hope NASA keeps adding to it in the future.

Reminds me of wasting time at the library, pawing through the enormous world atlas, and realizing just how amazing glaciers look from up above.
posted by apostasy at 11:36 PM on February 5, 2002

This site may be new, but I think it must have been in the works for a while, or buried in some other site, because I came across what almost had to be a precursor to this it months ago. It had a similar front page, the icons were the same anyway, but all the image pages were just directory listings then. Anyway, it's a great resource, especially as it focuses on current events. Hopefully they'll build up a good archive as they go and back-build in some of the stuff I saw earlier.
posted by Nothing at 12:49 AM on February 6, 2002

Great link, MKN, thanks. Right now i'm revelling in the crispness of the high-rez the detail in this image of New Orleans. Awe-inspiring.
posted by tpl1212 at 5:05 AM on February 6, 2002

Excellent link mkn, great pics and for once, a NASA site with half-decent graphic design.
posted by Zootoon at 5:21 AM on February 6, 2002

This owes much in execution to the onetime CNN online feature known as Earthweek (which was discontinued sometime in 2000, if google and my memory serve aright -- the NATURE section even redirects to TECH nowadays).
posted by dhartung at 6:10 AM on February 6, 2002

Wow! San Francisco (high-res a little blurry).
posted by arco at 6:31 AM on February 6, 2002

so that's what red tide looks like!

i was watching this thing on cable demonstrating EO technology. they were demonstrating the use of different spectrums across time-series to show changes in urban density, vegetation, glacial movements, river deltas and lake levels. like it was stunning to see the aral sea turn into a puddle of mudd. i hope they put more of their data online. taxpayers want to know :)
posted by kliuless at 6:59 AM on February 6, 2002

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