Project gallery @home edition 2020

Climate Detectives @home is an ESA education project that challenges, students aged 12 – 18 years, and families to monitor our planet from home by looking from above.

From their vantage point in space, astronauts and satellites can see both the beauty and the fragility of our planet. You can also observe Earth from home and work like a real Earth scientist!

Participants were asked to choose an Earth observation image, using the EO Browser online tool, the ESA Earth Observation Image of the week gallery or the ESA astronauts’ Flickr accounts. In addition to the image, participants had to provide a short description linking the image to a climate problem.

 

Project title: Section of Amazon

Category: Natural landscapes

Author: Cameron Student’s age: 15 years old

Image source: EO Browser

Description:

Extremely high values, displayed with white, usually suggest the absence of chlorophyll as well. Though they generally represent either bare ground, rock or clouds. The chlorophyll values in between range from red (low chlorophyll values) to dark green (high chlorophyll values) and can be used to determine vegetation health.

This image clearly shows a section of amazon rainforest decreasing in size , hence causing climate change as we know that the amazon produces a large sum of the globes total oxygen levels. In addition due to the ongoing Covid-19 issue logging and mining operations have accelerated their destruction of patches of the amazon in a an attempt to cover ut up. It is estimated in the first few months of the year of 2020 deforestation soared by almost 55% compared to the previous year.

Images and descriptions are submitted by the teams/individuals and they take the full responsibility of the shared data.

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