Changes in Land Surface/Land Use Change: GLOBE Observer Land Cover
Using the technology inside your phone (or tablets), students can help scientists classify land cover and track changes. Land cover is critical to many different processes on Earth and changes in land cover contribute to a community’s vulnerability to disasters like fire, floods or landslides.
“As more and more of these detailed maps are developed in the future, we look forward to investigating alongside GLOBE Observer citizen scientists to monitor the changes we see from space, and to explore the drivers of the changes,” says Brown de Colstoun. “These observations help us to better understand how the Earth is changing and the impacts of land cover change across our home planet.”
Photo Credit: Autumn Burdick