Sep 17, 2010Landsat Used to Assess Pesticide Exposure

Source: USGS Landsat Mission In a recent International Journal of Health Geographics article, Susan Maxwell and colleagues have used Landsat data to assess pesticide exposure in California. Looking at time-series imagery of agricultural areas in the Fresno vicinity, the researchers found that the use of Landsat data can improve pesticide exposure assessments by identifying crop conditions when pesticides […]

Sep 15, 2010MSS Data Products Now Created with LPGS Processing System

Source: USGS Landsat Mission The Multispectral Scanner (MSS) sensor acquired imagery of the Earth from July 1972 to October 1992 on board Landsats 1 through 5. Imagery collected during the first decade of these missions predates most other operational imaging efforts, providing a unique view of the Earth not available elsewhere. These early missions also offered […]

Yellowstone National Park and the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming
Sep 8, 2010Landsat Reveal Surprising Connection Between Beetle Attacks, Wildfire

Sep 8, 2010 • If your summer travels have taken you across the Rocky Mountains, you’ve probably seen large swaths of reddish trees dotting otherwise green forests. While it may look like autumn has come early to the mountains, evergreen trees don’t change color with the seasons. The red trees are dying, the result of […]

Sep 2, 2010Most New Farmland Comes from Cutting Tropical Forest

Source: Louis Bergeron, Stanford Report A new study led by a Stanford researcher shows that more than 80 percent of the new farmland created in the tropics between 1980 and 2000 came from felling forests, which sends carbon into the atmosphere and drives global warming. But the research team also noted that big agribusiness has largely […]