Saudi Arabia fields
Mar 29, 2012Fields of Green Spring up in Saudi Arabia

Mar 29, 2012 • The green fields that dot the desert draw on water that in part was trapped during the last Ice Age. In addition to rainwater that fell over several hundred thousand years, this fossil water filled aquifers that are now buried deep under the desert’s shifting sands. Saudi Arabia reaches these underground […]

Mar 22, 2012World Water Day

Mar 22, 2012 • Water is an essential resource for food cultivation. With 7 billion humans to feed, efficiently managing the planet’s water supply is essential. On March 22, 2012 the UN celebrates World Water Day. The Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on LDCM will be able to help water managers better allocate this precious resource. This video explains. […]

Mar 21, 2012USGS Landsat Update – Volume 6 Issue 1, 2012 now available

The USGS Landsat Update is now available. Articles include: USGS EROS Welcomes New Director Landsat 5 Suspension of Operations Extended Landsat Metadata Changes Upcoming Meetings Tips and Tricks – EarthExplorer Bulk Download EROS Authors in Recent Publications Landsat Image of Interest – Urban Growth, Montgomery, Alabama + PDF version

Mar 15, 2012Looking for a Science Team

The USGS has released a solicitation for a new Landsat Science Team on the Federal Business Opportunities website. The selected science team will conduct research on issues pertinent to Landsat and help to better inform decisions about the Landsat archive, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, and the future of Landsat. The solicitation response date is May 15, […]

Mar 14, 2012USGS Landsat Project Update 5.1 Available

The USGS Landsat Project Update Vol. 5 Issue 1, 2011 is now available. Articles include: MSS Data Products now created with LPGS processing system A Landsat Milestone: Four Million Scenes Too Close for Comfort Meetings and Conferences Tips and Tricks – G-Verify Image EROS Authors in Recent Publications Landsat Image of Interest – Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, […]

Mar 8, 2012Landsat Data Continuity Concepts

The USGS released a Request for Information for Landsat Data Continuity Concepts at the Federal Business Opportunities website. The RFI’s objective is to explore potential approaches for providing a cost-efficient, dependable, long-term source of Landsat-like data into the future. The response date is April 13, 2012. For further information: + Landsat Data Continuity Concepts + Landsat Data […]

spacecraft at Orbital Science Corp.
Mar 8, 2012LDCM Family Portrait

Related Links: + Details on LDCM Spacecraft & Instruments + NASA LDCM website + Landsat Data Continuity Mission

Mar 8, 2012A Space Age Water Gauge

Landsat data is an impartial tool to allocate precious water resources

Mar 8, 2012Evapotranspiration From Landsat

Thermal infrared data from Landsat is used to determine how much water is used in a farm field

Mar 8, 2012A Space Age Water Gauge

Landsat data is an impartial tool to allocate precious water resources thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010400/a010484/Landsat_Evapotranspiration_Final-ipod_gal.png

Mar 8, 2012Evapotranspiration From Landsat

Thermal infrared data from Landsat is used to determine how much water is used in a farm field thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003600/a003632/et_wetfields.0700_gal.png

Mar 8, 2012Evaporation and Transpiration

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Mar 8, 2012Evapotranspiration From Landsat

< ![CDATA[Thermal infrared data from Landsat is used to determine how much water is used in a farm field]]>

Mar 8, 2012A Space Age Water Gauge

< ![CDATA[Landsat data is an impartial tool to allocate precious water resources]]>

Las Vegas in 2010
Mar 7, 2012What Doesn’t Stay in Vegas? Sprawl

Mar 7, 2012 • The city of Las Vegas, Nevada has undergone a massive growth spurt. An image series, created in honor of Landsat 5’s twenty-eighth birthday, shows the city sprawling across the desert over time. Data from the expansion of Las Vegas was compiled from the fleet of Landsat satellites, and is shown as […]

Mar 5, 2012Three Gorges Dam, China

See the impact of the giant Three Gorges dam on the Yellow River.

Mar 5, 2012Jakobshavn Glacier, Greenland

Greenland’s largest outlet glacier has receded over 40km since 1850

Mar 5, 2012Jakobshavn Glacier, Greenland

Greenland’s largest outlet glacier has receded over 40km since 1850 thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003800/a003806/Jakobshavn_ortho_68.94N_69.39N_49.212W_51.372W_gal.png

Mar 5, 2012Three Gorges Dam, China

See the impact of the giant Three Gorges dam on the Yellow River. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003400/a003433/damHD_v3.1309_gal.png

Mar 5, 2012Jakobshavn Glacier, Greenland

< ![CDATA[Greenland’s largest outlet glacier has receded over 40km since 1850]]>