Calibration scientists
Nov 29, 2007Landsat Semi-Annual Calibration Meeting Held

The semi-annual meeting of the Landsat Calibration Working Group was held November 28-29 in Palm Springs, CA. Participants included representatives from the NASA/GSFC Land-cover satellite Project Science Office and the USGS Landsat Project who work jointly to maintain the geometric and radiometric performance of the Landsat data products.  The four vicarious radiometric calibration teams from […]

Nov 28, 2007Education Colloquium: A Creative Edge: Integrating Communities for Geospatial Training and Workforce Development

A NASA Goddard Education Colloquium featuring the iGETT project was held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007. The colloquium abstract follows: Remote sensing and geography both use an integrative spatial approach to foster an understanding of the Earth and its human-environment interactions; this approach enables problems of societal concern to be addressed holistically. Many of NASA’s most […]

Nov 27, 2007Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica Released

The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA), the first-ever natural-color high-resolution satellite view of the Antarctic continent was being released today. LIMA will enable everyone to see Antarctica as it appears in real life.Participants at the LIMA media briefing were Ray Byrnes, liaison for satellite missions at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va.; Scott […]

Landsat Science Team Member, Prasad S. Thenkabail
Nov 21, 2007Meet Prasad S. Thenkabail

Nov 21, 2007 • Prasad S. Thenkabail, an American National and member of the Landsat Science Team, has 23 years’ experience working as an international expert in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (RS/GIS) and its applications to natural resources management, sustainable development, and environmental studies. He has visited and worked in over 25 countries […]

iGETT participants in taking field measurements at Padre Island National Seashore.
Nov 21, 2007Geospatial Workforce Development Gets a Boost from Goddard Personnel

Contributor: Jeannie Allen This summer, 20 community and tribal college faculty members gathered at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, to participate in two weeks of training as the first group of the Integrated Geospatial Education and Technology and Training (iGETT) project. During the next three years, they and a second group of faculty […]

The devastation of southern Gulf Coast forests by Hurricane Katrina was documented in before-and-after images from the Landsat 5 satellite.
Nov 15, 2007Landsat Helps Show That Forests Damaged by Hurricane Katrina Become Major Carbon Source

Nov 15, 2007 • With the help of Landsat and MODIS data, a research team has estimated that Hurricane Katrina killed or severely damaged 320 million large trees in Gulf Coast forests, which weakened the role the forests play in storing carbon from the atmosphere. The damage has led to these forests releasing large quantities […]

Nov 15, 2007New ‘Hi-Def’ View of Antarctica to be Presented at Media Briefing

Media are invited to preview a new map of Antarctica 10 times more detailed than any before at 11 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Scientists from NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Science Foundation and the British Antarctic Survey will introduce a new, accurate, true-color […]