AGU 2020 Fall Meeting

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November 13, 2020 • Landsat 9 is coming next year!

In 2021, Landsat 9 will launch into orbit and continue the Landsat data collection legacy, carrying the program past its half-century mark.

Since 1972, NASA and USGS have worked in partnership on the Landsat program, providing medium-resolution data that records how Earth’s land surface is changing. In this partnership, NASA manages the satellite build and launch and USGS manages spacecraft operations, data processing, archiving, and distribution.

For more details about Landsat 9, visit the NASA Landsat 9 mission website. There, you’ll find an overview of the project, mission details, and specifics about the Landsat 9 instruments and bands.

Each year, scientists and researchers like you share work at the Fall AGU meeting that utilizes Landsat data to help answer their Earth science questions. If you’re interested in learning more about research underpinned by Landsat that has been shared at AGU over the last five years, please see our past AGU Q&A series.

There are broad benefits of knowing what changes are happening to our planet.

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To learn more about how Landsat data helps in specific research areas, visit our societal benefits page. And for all Landsat data questions, our partners at USGS can provide you with the latest information.

For those of you interested in combining Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 data, the Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 page may be useful.

Downloadable Resources

Landsat 9 Brochure (pdf):
+  Brochure

Landsat 9 Mini Activity Book (pdf):
+   Activity Book

Earth Science Week 2020 Poster Files (pdf):
Poster Front
Poster Back (game board)
Game Instructions

Earth Science Week Poster - Spanish Version (pdf):
Poster Front
Poster Back (game board)
Game Instructions

Landsat Case Studies Books (pdf):
+  2018 eBook
+  2013 eBook

Benefits Fact Sheets (pdf):
+  Landsat & Agriculture
Landsat & Biodiversity
Landsat & Natural Disasters
Landsat & Energy
Landsat & Fire
Landsat & Forests
Landsat & Human Health
Landsat & Water Management
Landsat & Urban Growth