A Landsat Data Products Workshop was held at Boston University, MA. October 27–29, 2009. Workshop goals were to: (1) Define a set of Landsat-based products of general use and interest to the community, (2) determine “best practices” (algorithms and such) for production, (3) determine “best practices” for their testing and validation, and (4) pursue support for product implementation. The workshop presentations are available for download from the USGS LDCM website.
Safeguarding freshwater resources is crucial, and while scientists use a variety of ground-based techniques to gauge water quality, the Landsat program has provided water quality data from orbit for decades.