Some cool images

Greetings! Have just been arm twisted by Renee Sieber to join the modern era and start blogging. So to start, here is a link to some cool images from NASA’s ASTER instrument.


It shows different patterns of cultivation around the world. Contrast the neat squares in Minnesota with the slivers in Bangkok. Also, the new large-scale patterns of cultivation in southern Brazil is striking. How on Earth can one represent such contrasting patterns on one global map as some are trying to do?

[Renee–the slivers are reminiscent of the Seigneurial system that can be found in Quebec. Compare Bangkok to this satellite image of the St. Lawrence river.]

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