Researchers from the Canadian Forest Service’s Pacific Forestry Centre and the U.S. Geological Survey have published a study which evaluates the utility of histogram– and segment–based Landsat SLC-off gap-filled data products for change detection monitoring in managed forest environments. The study concludes that the gap-filled products do provide useful data for forest managers, with some caveats.
Wulder, M.A., S.M. Ortlepp, J.C. White, and S. Maxwell (2008). Evaluation of Landsat-7 SLC-off image products for forest change detection. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 93-99.
Satellites offer a wealth of information pertinent for water and food security. Landsat has long been a foundational piece of the “Space for Ag” initiative.