Earth Update modules: Biosphere

What is a biosphere?
Why do we care about the biosphere?
How do we study the biosphere?
Who are the people interested in the biosphere?

Figure 1:
Sample screen from BIOSPHERE

Biosphere teaches us about the things that make up and contribute to the living portion of this Earth we inhabit, from the living organisms themselves -- plants, animals, fungi, protozoans, bacteria, and more --  to the nonliving environment that these living things rely on to survive. Have you ever wondered about any of these question topics listed below? Biosphere answers all these and more — through movies, maps, images, and scientific facts, presented in an easy-to-understand, engaging manner.

What is a "biome"?

What is a "food chain"?

How organisms on Earth sustain themselves

What does the night side of the Earth look like?

What forms of energy will we use in the future?

Are the oceans all the same color?

What is the distribution of human population on Earth?

What is "precision agriculture"?

How does the Earth’s vegetation change over a year?

How do we determine the condition of croplands in the U.S.?

How do we monitor change and measure growth in forests?

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