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        Linking Vegetation Growth to Rainfall

        Observe global vegetation growth and global rainfall totals over the course of one year through maps and videos based on NASA satellite data for the year 2015. This data set offers a specific example of how Earth’s biosphere and hydrosphere interact. Visualizing and comparing information on the amount of precipitation and vegetation enable students to observe patterns and reveal cause and effect relationships.

        To view the Background Essay, Student Handout, and Teaching Tips for this media gallery, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources.

        Monthly Vegetation for 2015

        This video illustrates global changes in vegetation based on data obtained by a NASA satellite. The changes are represented by shades of tan to dark green, with darkest green representing the most vegetation for January through December 2015.

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        Monthly Rainfall for 2015

        This video illustrates global changes in rainfall based on data obtained by a NASA satellite. The changes are represented by shades of blue, with darkest blue representing the most rainfall for January through December 2015.

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        Monthly Rainfall and Vegetation Comparisons for 2015

        This document allows for comparison of monthly observations between rainfall and vegetation. The scale of greenness on the vegetation map shows seasonal plant growth as influenced by periods of abundant rain or drought.

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