October 2006


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 [...]

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 [...]