April 2012


Landsat MSS data
Apr 12, 2012Landsat 5 Captures MSS Data

Source: USGS Landsat website Landsat 5 recently captured and downlinked Multispectral Scanner (MSS) images for the first time in over a decade. An MSS sensor first flew on Landsat 1 in 1972 and was aboard each of the Landsats 1-5. The MSS was [...]

Rocky Mountain National Park
Apr 11, 2012Forest Science Requires Long-Term Monitoring and Research

Part of the challenge for understanding how forests are affected by climate change is the need for long-term data. Satellites are a cost-effective way to gather wide-spread information on forests, and the Landsat program has been doing so across [...]

Map of northern Mason Valley, NV
Apr 10, 2012Landsat can be an Impartial Arbitrator in Water Conflict Issues

• Speaking at an important state-wide water summit in March, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval lauded DRI's METRIC program calling its Landsat satellite technology an important tool in monitoring water usage. In his keynote address at the [...]

Projected flooding in Williston, ND after catastrophic dam failure.
Apr 2, 2012Landsat Key Element in Flood Study

• Floods are considered the number one natural hazard, causing more deaths and damage year after year. The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided funding to a college in North Dakota for GIS and remote sensing technology and training [...]

The fragile semi-arid Souss region of Agadir, Morocco
Apr 1, 2012Managing a Fragile Environment in Morocco

The Souss region of Agadir, Morocco is a fragile semi-arid area that is important to Morocco's fruit and vegetable agriculture industry. To better manage this vulnerable region a French-Moroccan collaboration is using a high-speed network for [...]

Apr 1, 2012USGS Offers Sample LDCM Data

Source: USGS Landsat Apr. 1, 2013 • By the end of May 2013, data from the Landsat 8 satellite will be available to all users. Each day, 400 scenes acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) will be archived [...]