A Landsat Thematic Mapper satellite image from 2002 showing land cover for central Puget
June 8, 2010
A Landsat Thematic Mapper satellite image from 2002 showing land cover for central Puget Sound in Washington state. [Legend: Dense Urban (75% Impervious Surface--Black); light-medium urban area (10-75% impervious surface--red); agriculture/grass (brown); mixed and deciduous forest (light green); coniferous forest (dark green); wetlands (light green); shoreline (gray); water (blue).] (Date of Image: June 2002) The University of Washington's Urban Ecology Project seeks to better understand the ways in which humans interact with their environment and apply that knowledge effectively. The project is an interdisciplinary research and education effort involving a large number of faculty, staff and students from a variety of departments, as well as members of government, industry and policy-makers, and is being supported under the National Science Foundation's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. For more information on the Urban Ecology Project and current research projects taking place, visit their Web site at http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu/index.html.
Topics: Education, Environment, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Landsat program, Hydrology, Forest, Impervious surface, Thematic Mapper, Water pollution