July 2017

artist rendering of early Landsat in orbit
Jul 29, 201745 Years of Landsat

This week we celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Landsat 1 launch.

Landsat image of Larsen C ice shelf.
Jul 27, 2017Looking at Larsen C Fracture Mechanics with Landsat

The large rift that eventually formed iceberg A68 initially broke through a suture zone in the southern part of the ice shelf that had previously stabilized neighboring rifts for at least 80 years.

thermal image of Larsen C
Jul 25, 2017Landsat ‘Sees in the Dark’ the Evolution of Antarctica’s Delaware-sized Iceberg

The Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on Landsat 8 captured a new snap of the 2,240-square-mile iceberg that split off from the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf on July 10-12.

Landsat Science Team
Jul 20, 2017Summer Landsat Science Team Meeting Held

USGS has made all meeting presentations available on the USGS Landsat website.

Larsen C ice crack
Jul 13, 2017Massive Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica

The iceberg is about the size of Delaware.

Landsat 8 image
Jul 6, 20177 Million Landsat Scenes and Counting!

The Landsat archive has now surpassed 7 million scenes since Landsat 1 first began collecting data in July 1972.