Alabaugh Canyon Fire
Jul 27, 2007Landsat and ASTER Provide Images of Alabaugh Canyon Fire to Emergency Responders

Contributor: Janice Nelson Satellite View Useful For Rehabilitation Effort The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center has provided satellite imagery in the rehabilitation effort of Alabaugh Canyon following the most destructive fire in Black Hills recent history. The blaze, which was started by lightning began on Saturday, July 7, 2007, had […]

Thor-Delta rocket
Jul 23, 2007Landsat 1 Launched 35-Years Ago Today

On this date in 1972, Landsat 1 (then known as the Earth Resources Technology Satellite) was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Landsat 1 was in operation until 1978. In the past three and a half decades, Landsat 1 has been succeeded by Landsats 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7… making today the 35th year of continuous […]

Karen Seto
Jul 4, 2007Landsat Links Urban Growth and Rainfall Pattern Change

Jul 4, 2007 • For the first time, scientists have used satellite images to demonstrate a link between rapid city growth and rainfall patterns, as well as to assess compliance with an international treaty to protect wetlands. The results have been published in two studies co-authored by Karen Seto, assistant professor of geological and environmental […]

Coastal erosion and lake evolution between 1985 and 2005 near Cape Halkett
Jul 2, 2007Landsat Helps Document Alaska Coastal Erosion

Jul 2, 2007 • An article by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists on documentation of coastal land loss, lake expansion and drainage in Alaska from 1955–2005 was recently published in the July issue of Geology, a Geological Society of America publication. In analyzing Landsat data and topographic maps compiled from aerial photographs, scientists found that […]