Landsat Improving Everyday Life

Landsat Improving Everyday Life

Feb. 5, 2013 • The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) builds on a rich legacy of service to society. LDCM is the eighth satellite in the Landsat series and will be renamed Landsat 8 after launch. The mission will extend the more than 40-year-long Landsat record of Earth’s continental and coastal landscapes. Since the launch of Landsat 1 in 1972, Landsat satellites have become an integral part of many operational land management activities. Landsat satellites provide decision makers with key information
about the world’s food, forests, water and how these and other land resources are being used.
The Landsat Application Book, Landsat: Continuing to Improve Everyday Life (PDF, 101 Mb), explores a number of important everyday uses of Landsat that benefit us as a society. The application book was published in Feb. 2013 and an eBook version will be available soon.

Front Cover (PDF, 2.3 Mb)
Introduction (PDF, 1.5 Mb)
LDCM Hardware (PDF, 1 Mb)
Fire: Burning Wildlands and a Burning Need for Landsat (PDF, 10.9 Mb)
Land Use and Land Cover Change: Effective Tools for Cleaning Our Waterways(PDF, 16.8 Mb)
Water: Mapping Water Use (PDF, 17.2 Mb)
Food: Monitoring Crops from Space: A Decades-Long Partnership (PDF, 11.5 Mb)
Ecosystems: Mapping the Western Pine Beetle (PDF, 17.7 Mb)
Forests: Counting the World’s Trees (PDF, 21.7 Mb)
Built to Serve Society (PDF, 78 Kb)
Back Cover (PDF, 1 Mb)
On Key

Related Posts

HLS webinar banner

Webinar Recording Available: Advancing Science Capabilities with Data Harmonization & NASA’s Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) Products

This webinar provides an introduction to HLS data, services, and tools and shows you how to find resources to work with the data; visualize, search for, and access the data through NASA Worldview and Earthdata Search; it also demonstrates how to use the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) tool to visualize HLS data to monitor fires and floods.

Read More »
On Key

Related Posts

HLS webinar banner

Webinar Recording Available: Advancing Science Capabilities with Data Harmonization & NASA’s Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) Products

This webinar provides an introduction to HLS data, services, and tools and shows you how to find resources to work with the data; visualize, search for, and access the data through NASA Worldview and Earthdata Search; it also demonstrates how to use the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) tool to visualize HLS data to monitor fires and floods.

Read More »