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.
An international team of researchers has combined satellite imagery and climate and ocean records to obtain the most detailed understanding yet of how the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – which contains enough ice to raise global sea level by 3.3 metres – is responding to climate change.