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U.S. Geological Survey Photo Finder Find an aerial photo of just about anywhere (not including Groom Lake) in the United States using the U.S. Geological Survey Photo Finder.

Center for Coastal StudiesCCS - Real Time Data for Oil Spill Response As part of the Santa Barbara Channel - Santa Maria Basin Circulation Study, the Center for Coastal Studies, with funding from the Minerals Management Service, can provide near-real time data to be used in Oil Spill Response.

UC Berkeley LibraryUC Berkeley Library AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY & SATELLITE IMAGERY. Unlike maps, which portray the physical and cultural landscape with generalized symbols and colors, aerial photography reveals the terrain as it exists in nature. All buildings, bridges, roads, urban and rural areas, and other man-made features are depicted as they were at the time of photography.

The Center for Coastal Studies is a research unit of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. Located in San Diego, north of La Jolla Shores Beach, adjacent to the SIO pier, the Center for Coastal Studies engages in world-wide scholarly studies of the coastal environment, the development of data acquisition systems and research instrumentation, and advising on coastal protection and sediment management.

The National Weather Service Forecast Office Los Angeles/Oxnard National Weather Service Forecast Office Los Angeles/Oxnard has a variety of recent satellite pictures.

Intelligence Reform Project IMINT Gallery The Federation of American Scientists is engaged in analysis and advocacy on science, technology and public policy for global security. In support of the Intelligence Reform Project, they host the IMINT Gallery of historic reconnaissance satelllite imagery.

University of Hawaii has virtual tours of Hawaii, aerial and satelllite photos, and oceanography imagery.

Earthrise Earthrise provides convenient access to earth observation images.

Space Shuttle Earth observation photography Office of Earth Sciences at the NASA Johnson Space Center hosts the the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Access to all photographs since 1968

Declassified Satellite Photos The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has begun distributing film negatives, positives, and paper prints from Declassified Satellite Photos collected by the U.S. intelligence community during the 1960's and early 1970's.

EROS Data Center "We are stewards of land remote sensing and associated data, advancing the availability and applicability of these data for scientific and land management users worldwide." is the EROS Data Center Vision Statement.

Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) is a joint U.S.-German-Italian project that uses a highly sophisticated imaging radar to capture images of Earth that are useful to scientists across a great range of disciplines. The instrument was flown on two flights in 1994. One was on space shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-59 April 9-20, 1994. The second flight was on shuttle Endeavour on STS-68 September 30-October 11, 1994.

NASA/JPL Imaging Radar Home PageThe NASA/JPL Imaging Radar Home Page. An imaging radar works very like a flash camera in that it provides its own light to illuminate an area on the ground and take a snapshot picture, but at radio wavelengths. A flash camera sends out a pulse of light (the flash) and records on film the light that is reflected back at it through the camera lens. Instead of a camera lens and film, a radar uses an antenna and digital computer tapes to record its images. In a radar image, one can see only the light that was reflected back towards the radar antenna

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Edited July 3, 1998.