Next Steps

 

Perhaps you’d like to explore more information about these topics or look into other ways that we are changing our environment! You can download a version of ImageJ for your desktop computer at:  http://rsbweb.nih.gov/ij/download.html    Reference for the images used in this activity are all from Earth Observatory’s World of Change website, there are a dozen other case studies for you to download and investigate. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/aral_sea.php  

Other support pages on the Aral Sea

USGS EarthShots for the Aral sea:  http://earthshots.usgs.gov/earthshots/node/46#ad-image-0   Aral Sea’s size in ’61,’73,’87,’99

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=46668    Syr Darya and cotton fields

http://www1.american.edu/ted/aral.htm     Filed brief recognizing the Aral Seas problem

Other Aral Sea imagery on Earth Observatory

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=46685    Oct 2010 recovery a bit

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=39944  Minimum sized sea 2009

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=38682   Dust blowing off Aral floor  ‘09

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7645  Northern Aral Sea recovery 07

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6452  Northern Aral Sea 05 -06 filling

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=3730  Sept ’89 – Aug ‘03

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=9036    Hand Drawn shores 01 - 08

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