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Taking Stock of the World’s Sandy Beaches

Sandy beaches are growing in some parts of the world and shrinking quickly in others, including one-third of marine protected areas.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Jessica Merzdorf, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, with Mike Carlowicz, NASA Earth Observatory.

Published August 1, 2018
Data acquired June 15, 1986 - July 20, 2016

Sources:
Landsat 5 > TM
Landsat 8 > OLI
Collection:
Applied Sciences