This graphic organizer may be used to help students analyze the processes and components of Earth System phenomena.
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Explore using units for calculations with Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). NDVI is a ratio of different light wavelength reflectance which can be used to map the density of green vegetation.
Explore using units in calculations with the Leaf Area Index (LAI). LAI is a ratio that describes the number of square meters of leaves per square meter of available land surface. Because of the units in the ratio, it is dimensionless
Students examine satellite images of a recently formed island to identify areas of erosion and deposition.
Examine a model and answer questions about dust transport around the world.
Students will describe the changes in a newly-formed volcanic island over the first three years of its life.
The My NASA Data visualization tool, Earth System Data Explorer (ESDE), helps learners visualize complex Earth System data sets over space and time. Visit this page to review the datasets we have available to you and their organization by Earth System sphere, science variable, dataset name, and start/end dates.