The association’s president and CEO, David Melcher, wrote in the introduction: “This report contains fascinating and unexpected examples demonstrating how everyone benefits from space observations of Earth.”
Landsat is mentioned often in the 22-page report.
Melcher also wrote a commentary for Space News based on the white paper and titled, “Why Earth Observations Matter,” that was published on April 25, 2016.
*Note many commercial aerospace companies represented by AIA build components for NASA satellites.
More frequent satellite observations, such as those of the Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) dataset, are needed to fully capture flood dynamics in regions experiencing short-lived, ephemeral flooding.