May 2010

May 26, 2010NASA Completes Critical Design Review of LDCM Thermal Instrument

Source: Sarah DeWitt, Goddard Release No. 10-050 NASA engineers have begun building hardware for a new Landsat satellite instrument that helps monitor water consumption--an important capability in the U.S. West where precipitation is sparse and [...]

Mt. St. Helens
May 18, 2010Mount St. Helens: Thirty Years Later

Thirty years ago, Mount St. Helens roared back into major activity with a massive eruption that leveled surrounding forest, blasted away over a thousand feet of the mountain's summit, and claimed 57 human lives. This short video shows the [...]

Blacklegged tick
May 12, 2010Tick Hunting with Landsat, ASTER, and QuickBird

Contributor: Janet Anderson, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL Using state-of-the-art NASA satellite information, about a dozen students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, [...]

May 7, 2010New Landsat 5 Scheduler

A new Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) acquisition scheduler was released on May 6, 2010. Similar to that employed by Landsat 7 operations, the new scheduler incorporates daily global cloud forecasts along with seasonal cloud climatology to [...]