Earthshots: Satellite images of environmental change - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Earthshots introduces remote sensing by showing examples of how environmental changes look from space.
Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Las Vegas grew from a population of 1,375,765 in 2000 to 1,951,269 in 2010, a 41.8% increase, third highest in the country for that decade. These images show the rapid growth of the city. The tip of Lake Mead is visible east of the city (dark area), where Hoover Dam impounds the Colorado River.
We have created an animation to make it easier to visualize the progression of the changes in Las Vegas.
Additional publication details
|Title||Earthshots: Satellite images of environmental change - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Contributing office(s)||Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|