April 2012


Apr 26, 2012Landsat Satellites See Texas Crop Circles

A water-rich polka dot pattern takes over the traditional rectangular patchwork of fields in this time series animation of 40 years of Landsat images. In the dry Texas panhandle near the town of Dalhart, this transformation is due to [...]

Pine Island Glacier
Apr 19, 2012Landsat Shows West Antarctic Ice Shelves Tearing Apart at the Seams

A new study examining nearly 40 years of satellite imagery has revealed that the floating ice shelves of a critical portion of West Antarctica are steadily losing their grip on adjacent bay walls, potentially amplifying an already accelerating [...]

Apr 17, 2012Looking to Landsat for Idaho Water Management

Source: Times-News Magic Valley Since 2000, Dr. Rick Allen has been using Landsat to manage water in Idaho. By using Landsat to measure evapotranspiration, water consumption can be accurately estimated. Allen says that Landsat images are [...]

Map of northern Mason Valley, NV
Apr 10, 2012Landsat can be an Impartial Arbitrator in Water Conflict Issues

• Speaking at an important state-wide water summit in March, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval lauded DRI's METRIC program calling its Landsat satellite technology an important tool in monitoring water usage. In his keynote address at the [...]

Projected flooding in Williston, ND after catastrophic dam failure.
Apr 2, 2012Landsat Key Element in Flood Study

• Floods are considered the number one natural hazard, causing more deaths and damage year after year. The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided funding to a college in North Dakota for GIS and remote sensing technology and training [...]