Ayora region
Jan 31, 2008Fire Prevention in Spain

Science brief summary by: Laura E. P. Rocchio A group of European researchers have used Landsat data collected over a quarter of a century to evaluate fire management methods in Eastern Spain. Just 40 miles southwest of the Spanish city of Valencia, the Ayora region covers nearly half a million acres of countryside; here, Achim […]

Australian bushfires
Jan 22, 2008Landsat Helps Establish Bushfire Impact on Water Yields in Australia

Source: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation In the summer of 2002-03, bushfires burnt through 700,000 ha of forests in northeast Victoria in Australia. This region supplies 38 percent of the water that flows into the Murray-Darling River, the main source of water supply for much of Australia’s irrigated agriculture, the city of Adelaide and […]

Jan 17, 2008Landsat Data Policy Released

Jan 17, 2008 • Source: USGS The Landsat Data Policy document establishes Landsat Program Management Policy for distributing products derived from Landsat data collected by the U.S. since 1972. This Policy supersedes all previous Landsat data policies. Further information: + Read Landsat Data Distribution Policy

Landsat Science Team
Jan 11, 2008Landsat Science Team Meeting Held

The third LDCM-era Landsat Science Team meeting was held at USGS EROS from Jan. 8 – Jan. 11. The three day meeting included Landsat Project reports, LDCM progress reports, Landsat archive and calibration information and more. To see a detailed agenda and view the presentations given, please visit the USGS LDCM website. For more information, visit: + Landsat […]

Jan 10, 2008Landsat 5 Begins Test Imaging

Source: USGS The USGS is pleased to announce that Landsat 5 tested imaging with the Thematic Mapper on January 10, 2008 during a pass over Brazil and Argentina. Landsat 5 imaging was suspended on October 6, 2007 due to a loss of a cell within one of two batteries. The Landsat Flight Operations Team has determined […]

Journal cover
Jan 9, 2008Global Land Survey 2005

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) continue to enable better land-cover change research with the creation of the Global Land Survey 2005 (GLS2005). The GLS2005 data set is a collection of 9500 orthorectified leaf-on medium-resolution satellite images collected between 2004 and 2007 and covering the Earth’s land masses. GLS2005 uses mainly Landsat 5 and gap-filled Landsat 7 data […]

Jan 8, 2008LDCM Mission Operations Element Industry Day Presentations Now Available

LDCM Mission Operations Element (MOE) Industry Day Presentations have been made available on the NASA LDCM website.

Dr. Alan Stern
Jan 4, 2008NASA Associate Administrator Mentions Landsat in New Years Message

Dr. Alan Stern, the Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate delivered a New Years Message on Jan. 4, 2008 in which he mentioned the Landsat Data Continuity Mission. Speaking about NASA’s accomplishments during 2007, Stern said, “We also have the continued development of 6 new NASA Earth science missions and a new Landsat mission […]