Articles tagged "landsat"

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Landsat's global perspective on natural disasters, urban change and more

On July 23rd, 1972, the first Landsat spacecraft launched into orbit. At the time, it was called "Earth Resources Technology Satellite," or ERTS, and was the first satellite to use a scanning spectrophotometer. Previous satellites relied on film cameras (eject

July 23, 2014

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Landsat satellites data released for online access - Landsat 8 now accessible in near-real time

Thousands of never-before-seen data products from the US Landsat satellites acquired over 30 years have been released for online access. In addition, the newest data over Europe from the latest satellite in the series, Landsat-8, are now accessible in near-real time

September 06, 2013

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Landsat captures images of activity at Nyamuragira volcano, Democratic Republic of the Congo

During its flyby over Africa, on June 11, 2013 NASA`s Landsat satellite captured some amazing images of Nyamuragira volcano, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nyamuragira is one of Africa`s most active volcanoes. Landsat observed the plume emitted from a pit inside

July 18, 2013

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Landsat`s thermal sensor illuminates from volcanic heat

While the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) flew over Indonesia’s Flores Sea on April 29, 2013, the satellite’s Operational Land Imager (OLI) took a natural-color photo of Paluweh volcano pluming ash.The Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on LDCM got an

May 26, 2013

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Landsat Data Continuity Mission: The Long Swath

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) reached its final altitude of 705 kilometers (438 miles) on April 12, 2013. One week later, the satellite’s natural-color imager scanned a swath of land 185-kilometers wide and 9,000 kilometers long (120 by

May 16, 2013

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A disturbance in the forest from Landsat perspective

This is a sequence of Landsat-based data in the Pacific Northwest. There is one data set for each year representing an aggregate of the approximate peak of the growing season (around August). The data was created using a sophisticated algorithm called LandTrendr.The

January 15, 2013