Eyes on Earth Earth Observing System (EOS) Image Gallery The Eyes on Earth Exhibit Links

Additional Online Satellite and EOS Resources

The official NASA Earth Observing System website is the best resource for information on the EOS project, including loads of additional links and online educational resources:
http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/
The Earth Observatory is another great NASA website with a mission to provide a freely-accessible public source of satellite images and information about our planet, with a focus on Earth's climate and environmental change:
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/
The NASA Earth Observing System educator site includes educational links, educational publications from the EOS program, and explanations of the program and terminology used:
http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/eos_homepage/for_educators/index.php
NASA Education website for elementary, secondary, higher, and informal education students and educators:
http://education.nasa.gov/home/index.html
NASA Scientific Visualization Studio facilitates scientific inquiry and outreach within NASA programs through visualization:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/
NASA Visible Earth is a catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet:
http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/
NASA/JPL's Planetary Photojournal website is another excellent source of satellite and space-related images:
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/
Find the location and paths of satellites and other spacecraft such as the International Space Station and Space Shuttle at the Heaven's Above website:
http://www.heavens-above.com/
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellites website:
http://www.noaa.gov/satellites.html
Find out how Satellites work:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/satellite.htm
Additional Space and Astronomy-related links, compiled by the staff of OMSI's Harry C. Kendall Planetarium:
http://www.omsi.edu/explore/resources.cfm?
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Visit the Satellite site from the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California:
http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/satellite/home.html
U.S. Geological Survey contains images, articles, and activities about how we learn about the Earth from space:
http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/earthshots/slow/tableofcontents
NASA Kids has great info and activities for younger kids:
http://www.nasakids.com
NASA Echo the Bat and Amelia the Pigeon activity introduces remote sensing and includes links to teacher resources:
http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.html
Destination Earth provides information, activities, and images about how we learn about and protect our home planet:
http://www.earth.nasa.gov/index.html
Order EOS water, air, land, and ice posters from NASA:
http://nasadaacs.eos.nasa.gov/eosposters/
Collection of links to sites with NASA images:
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/
content/data_centers/es010d.cfm?chapter_no=01
World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D:
http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/
OnEarth is the home site of the WMS Global Mosaic, a high resolution global image mosaic of the earth, produced from more than 8,200 individual Landsat-7 scenes:
http://onearth.jpl.nasa.gov/
The Blue Marble Next Generation (BMNG) is a series of 12, monthly, cloud-free, global-scale images:
http://www.yawah.com/bmng/

Primary EOS missions, satellites, sensors, and instruments

Aqua collects information about the Earth's water cycle, including evaporation from the oceans, water vapor in the atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, sea ice, land ice, and snow cover on the land and ice:
http://aqua.nasa.gov/
Aura researches the composition, chemistry and dynamics of the Earth's atmosphere, as well as studies the ozone, air quality and climate:
http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Jason-1 monitors global climate interactions between the sea and atmosphere:
http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/jason-1.html
Landsat is a series of satellites designed to study the Earth's surface and coastal areas:
http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/
QuikSCAT (Quick Scatterometer) and SeaWinds on QuikSCAT use radar to measure wind speed and direction over the oceans:
http://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/quikscat/index.php
TOPEX/Poseidon (Topography Experiment for Ocean Circulation) and Jason-1 monitor changes in sea heights, ocean currents, and heat storage:
http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/
TOMS (Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer) website has information, data, and images from the instruments that measure ozone from space:
http://jwocky.gsfc.nasa.gov/
TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) is a joint mission between NASA and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) designed to monitor and study tropical rainfall through microwave and visible infrared sensors:
http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Terra, the EOS flagship satellite, carries a payload of five, state-of-the-art sensors that study the interactions among the Earth's atmosphere, lands, oceans, and radiant energy (heat and light):
http://terra.nasa.gov
ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) obtains high-resolution images and detailed maps of land surface temperature, reflectance and elevation in the visible, near-infrared, short-wave-infrared, and thermal-infrared regions of the spectrum:
http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/
CERES (Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System) measures the Earth's radiation balance and determines properties of clouds to find out how clouds soak up heat from the Sun and transmit it to the ground and back to space:
http://asd-www.larc.nasa.gov/ceres/ASDceres.html
MISR (Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer) studies sunlight reflected from the Earth and distinguishes different types of clouds, particles and surfaces:
http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov/
MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging SpectroRadiometer) is a key instrument aboard the Terra (EOS AM) and Aqua (EOS PM) satellites that views the entire Earth's surface every 1 to 2 days, making observations of temperature, clouds, water vapor, temperature profiles, and fires:
http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/
MOPITT (Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere) enhances our knowledge of the lower atmosphere and observes how it interacts with the land and ocean biospheres:
http://terra.nasa.gov/About/MOPITT/about_mopitt.html