US Bombing of Laos 1965-1973 Part 2: The Movie

Using STIS (Space Time Intelligence System) from TerraSeer, I was able to make this animated movie of all US bombing events in Laos from 1965-1973. Dots are sized proportional to the total pounds of explosives dropped.

Note what happens when you get to about 1970.

About Pete Larson

Researcher at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Lecturer in the University of Michigan School of Public Health and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I do epidemiology, public health, GIS, health disparities and environmental justice. I also do music and weird stuff.

5 responses to “US Bombing of Laos 1965-1973 Part 2: The Movie”

  1. Luis-Sama says :

    Pete, this was horrible. 1972 was specially horrible.

  2. Pete Larson says :

    It was all horrible, but became unbelievably worse in 1970.

  3. Sherry Harbert says :

    You have created an incredible animation of the impact of the bombing of Laos. I am working with a team that hopes to produce a documentary about Laos. Would this animation be available? Please email me with any questions you have. Thanks.
    Also: your blog is truly impressive and informative.

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