October 2006


Oct 26, 2006NASA Releases LDCM Synopsis

NASA has revised the acquisition approach for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) to include separate procurements for the instrument, spacecraft, and mission operations elements. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) will serve as the [...]

Diminished lake sizes on Alaska's Yukon Flats
Oct 13, 2006Landsat Shows Shrinking Ponds in Alaska

A first-of-its kind analysis of fifty years of remotely sensed imagery from the 1950s to 2002 shows a dramatic reduction in the size and number of more than 10,000 ponds in Alaska. The analysis, by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists and [...]

Oct 13, 2006USGS & NASA Select LDCM Science Team

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), announces the selection of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Science Team. These scientists and engineers will advise the [...]

A Landsat 7image of a coral reef near Key Largo, Florida.
Oct 3, 2006Landsat and MODIS Data Help Assess the Health of Florida’s Coral Reefs

Contributor: Mike Bettwy NASA satellite data was used to help monitor the health of Florida's coral reef as part of a field research effort completed this August and September. The project was the first comprehensive assessment of the resiliency [...]

PE&RS Oct. 2006 cover
Oct 1, 2006PE&RS Landsat Special Issue Released

The October 2006 Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS) Journal of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a Landsat Special Issue. The special issue features articles about LDCM requirements, [...]