April 2006


Landsat mosaic of two major West Antarctic ice streams
Apr 6, 2006Monitoring Ice Sheet Activity in Antarctica

In this article, glaciologist Dr. Robert Bindschadler describes his use of Landsat data to study Antarctica. "The most impressive aspect of Antarctica is its shear enormity.  It’s larger than the United States, including Alaska.  Researchers [...]

Florida Keys coral reefs
Apr 6, 2006Mapping Coral Reefs

Not long ago, people searching for coral reefs traveled by boat or plane, and relied on notes from captains who spotted them on voyages in the 1800s.  Knowing the location and distribution of reefs is important for exploring their role in the [...]

Landsat GeoCover mosaic of Australia.
Apr 6, 2006Assessing Carbon Stocks: The Australia National Carbon Accounting System (NCAS)

Carbon dioxide and methane are both greenhouse gases that trap solar energy within the Earth's atmosphere. Increases in the concentration of these gases since the industrial revolution have been linked to global warming. To a large degree, their [...]