Earth Science Research and Collections

Satellite image of Earth

“Earth from Space” from the NASA archive image, release date October 17, 2000 – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s flickr account (Link opens in new window)

This true-color image (shown above) shows North and South America as they would appear from space 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth. The image is a combination of data from two satellites. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s) Terra satellite collected the land surface data over 16 days, while NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) produced a snapshot of the Earth’s clouds. Image created by Reto Stöckli, Nazmi El Saleous, and Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC (National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center). Credit to the NASA Earth Observatory (Link opens in new window).

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Earth Science Research Websites

  • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) videos and articles relevant to Earth and its processes: NOVA – Planet Earth


  • A comprehensive resource of journals for researches in the Earth Sciences: GeoScienceWorld

Broward College Library Resources

Please visit the Broward College Library Resources page:

  • Make a research appointment with a Librarian
  • Get research Guides
  • Access many Earth Sciences Journals
  • Use databases such as Access Science®, “from McGraw-Hill is an authoritative online Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), education resource written by world-renowned scientists and skillfully edited to engage and inform students.” Go to Access Science – Earth Science.

Youtube Channel

  • MinuteEarth presents “Science and stories about our awesome planet! Created by Henry Reich, with Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Ever Salazar, Kate Yoshida, David Goldenberg, Arcadi Garcia, Sarah Berman, Jasper Palfree, Melissa Hayes and Julián Gómez. Music by Nathaniel Schroeder”.

Earth Science Collections & Tools

Virtual Microscope

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