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Agriculture Dominating the Land
Kansas, United States
September 2000
This area south of Garden City, Kansas, is covered by hundreds of irrigated fields. Wheat is grown here using center-pivot irrigation techniques that create circle-shaped fields. The bright red colors reveal crops that reflect strongly in near-infrared wavelengths. Light-colored circles are fields that are fallow or have already been harvested.
Courtesy USGS, EROS Data Center
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Satisfies National Science Education Standards: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Populations, resources, and environments, Science and technology in society; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Systems, order, and organization
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