The Whole World in Your Hands

EOSDIS - The Earth Observing System Data & Information System

Every day, Earth faces environmental change. Fluctuating variables–including climate, sea levels, El Niño, earthquakes, severe storms, deforestation, and ozone depletion–represent just a handful of many which shape and define our home, planet Earth.

This program challenges you to examine one component of worldwide efforts to understand and predict such change: NASA's Earth Observ-ing System (EOS), an array of global observa-tion satellites. Just in time for Earth Day, examine how the EOS Data & Information System (EOSDIS) controls EOS instruments to process, archive, manage, and distribute instru-ment data using one of the most complex computer networks ever developed.

The Global Hydrology & Climate Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the ECOlogic team from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. join us live for this interactive program.

Find out how you, as educators and students, can tap into these EOSDIS data centers from school computers to hold the whole world in your hands.

Camille Moody Jennings
Education Videoconference Producer
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Contents Acknowledgements
Filling in the Gaps/Math Excursion (2 pages)
Soda Bottle Hydrology Activity (2 pages)
How When Affects What (6 pages)
Cover Mapping Land (2 pages)

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