March 2010

Mar 29, 2010Extreme Weather Impacts Migratory Birds

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mar 10, 2010Landsat and the “Human Invader”

• 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 Read [...]

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 Read more [...]