June 2009


Jun 25, 2009Landsat Science Team Meeting Held

The Landsat Science Team Meeting was held at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Center for Imaging Science in Rochester, New York between June 22–24, 2009. The meeting's agenda included: working group reports (global archive [...]

Jun 24, 2009Landsat Looks at Land Use Trends Around Mobile Bay

• A recent NASA Technical Report from Stennis Space Center has used Landsat data to document land use changes in Alabama's Mobile Bay watershed between 1972 and 2008. Over those 36 years, researchers found a 55 percent increase in urban [...]

Jun 12, 2009Forest Changes in the U.S. Southwest

In a recent study published in Remote Sensing of Environment, Landsat science team member James Vogelmann and colleagues have used Landsat data collected between 1988 and 2006 to assess forest changes in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest. [...]

Jun 3, 2009Scientists Use Landsat to Assess Potential Impacts of Ocean Acidification

In a new study published in the Marine Ecology Progress Series, scientists have used Landsat 7 data to assess coral reef productivity and calcification in Florida's northern reef tract (northeast of the Florida Keys). Landsat data were used to [...]

Emperor penguins
Jun 2, 2009Scientists Map Penguins From Space with Landsat

Source: Athena Dinar & Linda Capper, British Antarctic Survey Penguin poo (guano) stains, visible from space, have helped British scientists locate emperor penguin breeding colonies in Antarctica. Knowing their location provides a baseline [...]

Jun 1, 2009USGS Landsat Project Update Available

The latest issue of the USGS Landsat Project Update is available on the USGS Landsat website. The 2009, Volume 3 Issue 3, includes the following articles: + Using the Landsat Archive + 25 Years of Landsat 5—Keeping the Spacecraft Orbiting [...]