Scientific Paper

Kelly, E.N., et al. "Oil sands development contributes polycyclic aromatic compounds to the Athabasca River and its tributaries." PNAS (December 7, 2009).


North America, 2004 (Blue Marble: Next Generation; satellite: NASA Terra/Aqua, sensor: MODIS)

Oil sand in hand (Suncor Energy Inc.)

Athabasca River (USGSsatellite: NASA Landsat 7, sensor: ETM+)

Millennium Mine, July 29, 2009 (Satellite: NASA eO-1, sensor: Advanced Land Imager, credit:NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon)

Oil sands processing image (Erin Kelly)