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 system integrator for the mission and launch services will be provided by the NASA Launch Services (NLS) contract managed by […]

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

Oct 13, 2006 • 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 published this week in the Journal of Geophysical Research, indicates […]

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 USGS and NASA on issues critical to the success of the LDCM. Expected to launch soon after 2010, the LDCM is […]

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

Oct 3, 2006 • 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 much of this transformation of land to water is permanent can only be determined after […]

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 of reefs along the entire National Marine Sanctuary that stretches about 300 miles from Martin County to […]

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, the historical record of Landsat global coverage, the Landsat 7 Long-Term Acquisition Plan (LTAP), LTAP radiometry, the ETM+ Automated Cloud-Cover Assessment (ACCA), […]