May 28, 2008Monitoring Conservation Tillage Via Landat 5 Data

Source: Sharon Durham, USDA ARS To find out how much acreage is being farmed using conservation tillage, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have gone up high–to satellites. Soil scientists Dana G. Sullivan and Timothy C. Strickland, in the ARS Southeast Watershed Research Unit at Tifton, Ga., and Mark Masters, a resource economist at the Albany State […]

Archeologist Bill Middleton
May 16, 2008Archaeologist Uses Landsat to Explore Ancient Mexico

May 16, 2008 • Satellite imagery obtained from NASA will help archeologist Bill Middleton peer into the ancient Mexican past. In a novel archeological application, multi- and hyperspectral data will help build the most accurate and most detailed landscape map that exists of the southern state of Oaxaca, where the Zapotec people formed the first […]

satellite-detected flood waters
May 7, 2008Landsat Satellite Imagery Used to Assess the Impact of Burma’s Cyclone Nargis

Contact: Janice Nelson, USGS USGS is providing Landsat satellite imagery to aid rescue and recovery efforts in Burma (Myanmar) in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis’s landfall on May 3. International emergency response teams are using the Landsat images to assess the extent of flood damage caused by the cyclone in the affected region. The first […]

May 2, 2008USGS Issues RFI for LDCM Ground Station Services

The Department of Interior (DOI), US Geological Survey (USGS), Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Sioux Falls, SD seeks information and capability statements for a “Satellite Ground Station Services for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM).” + Read the RFI