Landsat

Sinabung Volcano: Detecting pyroclastic flow from space

The eruptions of Mount Sinabung are less violent now, but they are not over.

In January 2014, Mount Sinabung on Indonesia's Sumatra island has exploded intensively and repeatedly, forcing thousands of residents to vacate their houses. While eruptions have weakened and are less violent now, the volcanic activity of Mount Sinabung is ongoing.

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Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:48

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Wed, 03/12/2014

Satellites could help locate missing Malaysian flight

satellite image of South China sea

The Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines flight MH730 disappeared on 8 March 2014 over the South China sea.

GeoSage, a company specialized in developing image fusion and spectral transformation analysis, is suggesting to use Landsat-8 satellite imagery to analyze the surrounding ocean area, where the plane lost contact. 

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Mon, 10/03/2014 - 16:03

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Mon, 03/10/2014

Peru: First National Forest Monitoring Maps released

Deforestation in Peru detected by Landsat 8 in August 2013.

Peru hosts about 75 percent of the western Amazon jungle. Deforestation is therefore a critical topic for the country. Now, a major milestone in conserving and managing the western Amazon has been reached by mapping more than 95 percent of Peruvian forests using archived satellite imagery.

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Wed, 05/03/2014 - 08:17

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Wed, 03/05/2014

Landsat-8: First Year in Space

Lansat-8 image

A year ago NASA’s Landsat-8 satellite was launched into orbit. During this year scientists have been analyzing the data delivered by the satellite. They have calibrated the information against ground observations and information gathered from other Landsat missions.

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Tue, 11/02/2014 - 13:31

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Tue, 02/11/2014

NASA: Measuring Sea Surface Temperatures with Satellites

Surface temperatures of the Gulf Stream

With data from sensors such as the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on NASA's Landsat 8 satellite, experts can calculate sea surface temperatures without having to measure water temperatures on site.

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Fri, 27/12/2013 - 08:18

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Fri, 12/27/2013

Remote Sensing helps locate the Coldest Spot on Earth

Remote Sensing image showsing the coldest place on Earth

NASA's Landsat 8

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:21

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Thu, 12/12/2013

Colombia: IGAC publishes USGS Landsat 8 Products Guide

Remote sensing course and spatial analysis

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, IGAC, has published a guide in Spanish for the use and processing of LDCM-Landsat 8 products.

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Mon, 04/11/2013 - 10:23

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Mon, 11/04/2013

Russia: Landsat sees Klyuchevskaya volcano eruption

false-color image shows heat from the flows

On 20 October, NASA's Landsat 8 captured multiple lava flows streamed down Klyuchevskaya northern and western flanks with its onboard Operational Land Imager (OLI). Klyuchevskaya (also spelled Kliuchevskoi), located on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

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Wed, 30/10/2013 - 10:48

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Wed, 10/30/2013

New Landsat data released for free access

New Landsat data, including Landsat-8, are now available free of charge

Thousands of never-before-seen data products from the US Landsat satellites acquired over 30 years have been released for online access, as ESA reported.

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Wed, 11/09/2013 - 12:39
Wed, 09/11/2013

Landsat: First Images Released From Newest Earth Observation Satellite

LDCM: First Scene

NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have released the first images from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, which was launched Feb. 11.

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Tue, 26/03/2013 - 10:48
Tue, 03/26/2013

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