Abu Dhabi is the capital, the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of population and the largest of the seven member emirates of the United Arab Emirates. The entire emirate has developed dramatically over the past 25 years. To show the evolution and expansion of Abu Dhabi, Masdar Institute’s Environmental Remote Sensing and Earth Observation Laboratory has produced a video:
The satellite data used for this animation was provided by NASA and the US Geological Survey Department (USGS).
Masdar Institute's Environmental Remote Sensing and Earth Observation Laboratory was also selected by NASA as one of seven global pre-launch test sites for new Earth Observation Satellite SMAP.