April 2008

Apr 22, 2008An Earth Day Perspective: NASA Satellites Aid in Chesapeake Bay Recovery

Contact: Andrew Freeberg From the distant reaches of the universe, to black holes and Saturn’s rings, NASA explores some of the most far-out parts of space. But NASA also does research much closer to home. In fact, NASA Earth Science satellites [...]

Chesapeake Bay
Apr 22, 2008Landsat’s Role in Chesapeake Bay Management

• John Smith’s Bay Then & Now - When Captain John Smith first explored the Chesapeake Bay in 1607, the “Great Shellfish Bay,” as it was called by the Algonquian Natives, had transparent waters teeming with aquatic life, massive Read [...]

Landsat-derived water temperature in the Inland Bays
Apr 7, 2008Landsat Helps Locate Groundwater Discharge in Delaware

The Delaware Geological Survey (DGS) at the University of Delaware has released a new technical report that identifies locations of groundwater discharge to estuaries and determines locations of discharge into the Inland Bays. Using satellite [...]