Search “Irvine, California” and center the image on the old runways (former Marine Base)

Geography, Google earth

Search “Irvine, California” and center the image on the old runways (former Marine Base). Pan out to about 35,000 feet. Now, using the “temporal scale,” which is at the top of the image in the tool bar and looks like a clock with a green arrow), toggle back in time to 1994 and watch the surrounding neighborhoods. A. What used to occupy much of the space where the current communities reside? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ B. Now skip forward towards modern day. Turn “Roads” layer on. What particular part of Irvine has added the most houses (subdivisions)? Name streets and intersections:__________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ C. What year did the Toll Road (241) come into view? ___________________________ 2. Enter these coordinates: 28 36’ 36.68” N, 77 15’ 16.61 E. This is the Yamuna River in Delhi, India. Notice the blue buildings on the riverside. Just north of the buildings is a field with trees and brush. A. Using the “temporal scale,” go back to the image date in 2000 and then 2002 and tell me what used to be there? Get closer, if needed. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ B. Now look at the little tributary river/drainage that borders the north of this area. Using this link: describe the (likely) water quality of this water source:_______________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ C. Now search “Chauhan Patti” and pan out until you see more (about 10,000 feet). Using the “temporal scale” look at today by turning it off, then turn it on and go back to image date 2001, 2003 or something around that time. What are these slums taking over? How was much of the land being used, before urbanization? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 3. Now, compare and contrast Irvine, California with Delhi, India. What is different and what is similar, just based on your “satellite image interpretations” and maybe a few outside resources?

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