Landsat Helps Geologists Better Understand Afghanistan

Landsat Helps Geologists Better Understand Afghanistan

A June 13 New York Times article about the discovery of massive mineral reserves in Afghanistan has highlighted work done by U.S. Geologic Survey geologists to better understand the mineral resources of the country.
In 2007, the USGS announced that Afghanistan had “significant amounts of undiscovered non-fuel mineral resources.” Working with the Afghanistan Geological Survey, USGS has provided information on minerals, oil and gas reserves, and earthquake hazards, as well as “training of Afghan geoscientists in the collection and interpretation of relevant data.”
Landsat data are one of the types of data used by USGS in these studies. For more information, visit the USGS Projects in Afghanistan website.
New York Times: U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan [external link]
USGS Projects in Afghanistan
Significant Potential for Undiscovered Resources in Afghanistan

On Key

Recent Posts

National Philharmonic playing with NASA imagery of the Sun in the background.

Exploring the Cosmos Through Imagery and Music

Awe-inspiring NASA visuals combined with the might of a live symphonic orchestra last week in “Cosmic Cycles,” a multimedia collaboration among the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the National Philharmonic, and composer Henry Dehlinger. A transformative project showcasing the beauty and power of the marriage between music and science.

Read More »
On Key

Related Posts