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Mar 24, 2008Landsat Helps Map Soil Carbon Flux

Source: Sara Uttech, Soil Science Society of America, 608-268-4948, Changes in soil carbon occur with changes in land management. Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Tennessee investigated quantifying soil carbon changes over large regions. They integrated remote sensing products with a national carbon accounting framework in a project funded by […]

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Mar 7, 2008LTWG-17 Meeting Held in Virginia

Contributor: Terry Arvidson The 17th Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG) meeting was held in Virginia March 3–7, 2008. The meeting was organized and hosted by the USGS in Chantilly, Virginia. International Cooperator (IC) representatives from nine countries and members of the USGS Landsat and Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) projects and NASA LDCM project and […]

Mar 1, 2008Landsat 5 Turns 24!

On this day in 1984, Landsat 5 was launched into orbit. Today, after 24 years of service, Landsat 5 is still operational. The original design life of Landsat 5 was just three years, but it has become the longest continuously operating Earth observation system in the U.S. civilian satellite fleet. Landsat 5’s tremendous life span is a […]