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DNR Collaborates with NASA on Data for “Eyes on the Bay”
In effort to become more involved with remote sensing (satellite) of water quality, DNR’s Tidewater Ecosystem Assessment staff has been working with NASA to secure some of that Administration’s Chesapeake Bay satellite imagery for DNR’s Eyes On The Bay website. By improving the satellite data, DNR can provide better water quality criteria assessments of chlorophyll and water clarity and determine whether water bodies are impaired. In addition, staff members also provided input for a story on NASA’s “Earth Observatory” website about the record warm temperatures we experienced in the Bay this summer.
November 10, 2005
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov