MEC Area Maps
The Metro East Coast GIS provided an easy way for researchers and stakeholders in the project to understand the physical extent of the study region and the geographic features of the area. Digital maps were composed showing the states and counties that make up the MEC region. Added to this base map were layers to illustrate census geography, road and transportation networks, cultural landmarks, major cities, water bodies and streams. In addition to these map layers we were able to incorporate a series of satellite images depicting the core urban center of the study region and the surrounding suburban and rural areas. These satellites images gave a clear picture of the extent of vegetation coverage, urban development and landforms throughout the region. A unique set of images created by Dr. Christopher Small of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory show the thermal patterns in the MEC area derived from satellite images.
View of Region
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Climate Stations Map, click here
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Center for International Earth Science Information Network
CIESIN Columbia University