The Science Behind Fall Color in Google Earth

With the coming autumn comes the changing of the leaves, which can be stunningly beautiful in many places. has created a page that explores The Science Behind Fall Color and makes great use of Google Earth to do it.


While the main fly-through was created largely using Google Earth, they also did a lot of post-processing on it so you’re unable to view it directly in Google Earth. ¬†However, the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau created a YouTube video that shows the imagery and is quite awesome:

Their site does a great job of discussing much more about how and why the leaves change colors, and I highly recommend you check it out at

A big thanks to GEB reader ‘Cat’ for letting us know about it!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.

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