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 [...]

map of Mississippi River Delta
Oct 3, 2006Using Landsat, USGS Reports Post-Katrina and Rita Land Change Estimates for Louisiana Coast

A new peer-reviewed analysis of land change data from the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wetlands Research Center indicates that 217 square miles of Louisiana’s coastal lands were transformed to water after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. How [...]