USGS Multimedia Gallery: Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR

Vegetation Canopy Lidar. Courtesy NASA

Listen to an audio podcast from the USGS explaining the use of Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR. “USGS scientists use high-resolution LiDAR data to create virtual 3-D landscapes, similar to the wireframe worlds found in movies and video games. With these virtual surfaces, investigators can now manipulate, measure, model, calculate, and examine the landscape in a whole new way and discover things previously unseen.”

Go to: USGS Multimedia Gallery: Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR.

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Why Some Public-Supply Wells are More Vulnerable Than Others – USGS

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Forecast Mekong: Navigating Changing Waters-USGS

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Climate Change in Google Earth

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Global Climate 2009 in Review

Courtesy NOAA

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African Dust, Coral Reefs and Human Health

From the USGS:

“This documentary presents how recent changes in the composition and quantities of African dust transported to the Caribbean and the Americas might provide clues to why Caribbean coral reef ecosystems are deteriorating and human health may be impacted.”

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Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

“This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may soon challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green.”

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Balancing Brazil’s Forests

From the New York Times:

In Brazil’s breadbasket, Mato Grosso, there are efforts to fight climate change by paying landowners to preserve forests.

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Ocean Tipping Point? | NOW on PBS | PBS Video

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Home – human impact on the environment

From the web site:

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.

The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.

For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film.

HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.

View full movie here

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