Mar 29, 2010Extreme Weather Impacts Migratory Birds

Mar 29, 2010 • Every year, hurricanes and droughts wreak havoc on human lives and property around the world. And according to a pair of new NASA-funded studies, migratory birds also experience severe impacts to their habitats and populations from these events. While this may not seem like a revelation, the researchers were surprised to […]

Mar 26, 2010USGS Hosts Congressional Briefing on Landsat

On Friday, March 26th, the U.S. Geological Survey held a Congressional briefing on the Landsat Program at the Rayburn House Office Bldg. in Washington, D.C. The briefing, co-hosted by ASPRS, featured presentations by Tony Willardson of the Western States Water Council, Randy Wynne from Virginia Tech, and Bryant Cramer, the Associate Director of the Geography […]

LTWG-19 participants in Phuket, Thailand
Mar 26, 20102010 Landsat Technical Working Group Meeting Held

Contributor: Steven T. Labahn, USGS This year’s Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG-19) meeting was held in Phuket, Thailand, March 22–26, 2010. The meeting was jointly organized by the USGS and NASA and was hosted by the Thailand Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA). Participants from 9 countries, including members of the USGS Landsat and […]

Stewart Udall and Lady Bird Johnson
Mar 20, 2010Stewart Udall, Grandfather of the Landsat Mission, Dies at Age 90

Contributor: Sam Goward, Landsat Legacy Project With Stewart Udall’s recent passing there have been many powerful obituaries (e.g; Washington Post, Mar. 21, 2010) noting the amazing heritage that Stewart Udall left, particularly in his service to the nation as Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI), under the Presidential administrations of John Kennedy and […]

Mar 10, 2010Landsat and the “Human Invader”

Mar 10, 2010 • In an article titled “Modeling the human invader in the United States,” USGS scientists Thomas Stohlgren, Catherine Jarnevich, and Chandra Giri modeled humans as an “invasive species” as they “spread” in the conterminous U.S. from 1992 to 2001. Using the Landsat-derived National Land Cover Data (NLCD) together with a modeling program […]

Mar 1, 2010Landsat 5 Turns 26

On this day in 1984, Landsat 5 was launched into orbit. To this day Landsat 5 is still collecting data; the 26 year life span of Landsat 5 is unprecedented. + More about Landsat 5