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Geography for a Changing World

By Environmental Protection Agency

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Book Id: WPLBN0000119350
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 13.7 MB
Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Geography for a Changing World  
Author: Environmental Protection Agency
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Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
Collections: Environmental Awareness Library Collection
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Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Agency, E. P. (n.d.). Geography for a Changing World. Retrieved from http://www.worldebooklibrary.net/


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Excerpt: On The Cover The challenges for society and environment that are created through human use of land and water resources are exemplified in this U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) image developed for Florida Everglades restoration (Jones and others, 2003). Created from a winter 2000 Landsat image, patterns within this single view strikingly illustrate human transformation of the land surface for agriculture, commerce, flood prevention, water use, and biological resource conservation. Specifically, the image shows a portion of southeast Florida where the urban coastal area interfaces with the rural interior. The image shows an area extending along the Atlantic Ocean coast from Lake Worth on the north (top) to Pompano Beach on the south. The eastern portion of the image shows the dense urban development common along the southeast Florida coast that requires water control infrastructure for flood control and water supply. The lineations crossing the image diagonally are canals and drains. The three segmented dark areas are water conservation areas retaining some of their natural surface configuration. Light streaks in the conservation areas are tree islands rising above surrounding wetland vegetation and open water. The checkered area on the west (left) side of the image is the Everglades Agricultural Area.

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Contents Preface .......................................................................................................................................................... v Executive Summary .................................................................................................................................... ix Acknowledgements.................................................................................................................................. xvi List of Acronyms ..................................................................................................................................... xviii Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 1 Geographic Research and the USGS Mission......................................................................................... 6 Goal 1: Characterize and quantify land surface status and trends to provide a framework for understanding change patterns and processes from local to global scales .................................................................................................................................. 9 Goal 2: Identify local, regional, national, and global drivers of land change to forecast plausible land change scenarios over the next 20-50 years.................................................... 13 Goal 3: Understand past, present, and future environmental consequences of land change to support better management of their effect on people, environment, economy, and resources .................................................................................................. 15 Goal 4: Improve the scientific basis for vulnerability and risk assessment, mitigation, response, and recovery related to the human and environmental dynamics of land change .......................................................................................................................... 18 Goal 5. Develop credible and accessible geographic research, tools, and methods to support decisionmaking related to the human and environmental consequences of land change ................................................................................................................... 23 Goal 6: Develop and test hypotheses about the use of geographic regions to understand the human and environmental dynamics of land change .............................................. 27 Goal 7: Observe the Earth at all scales using remote sensing to understand the human and environmental dynamics of land change........................................................................... 31 Goal 8: Provide timely, intelligent access to new and archived USGS geographic data needed to conduct science and support policy decisions......................................................... 37 Goal 9: Develop innovative methods of modeling and information synthesis, fusion, and visualization to improve our ability to explore geographic data and create new knowledge ...................................................................................................................... 41 Operational Objectives .............................................................................................................................. 44 Next Steps................................................................................................................................................... 48 References Cited ....................................................................................................................................... 49 Glossary....................................................................................................................................................... 52

 

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