Lake Baikal, Siberia. Immensely old and deep, it holds one-fifth of all the Earth’s fresh water.
The destruction of a nation: Syria’s war revealed in imagery via TIME + DigitalGlobe - #syria #remotesensing
Distribution of Kurds
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Map of the Square and stationary Earth. This is an interesting looking #map captured from desktopexplorer’s blog.
This color photograph of Washington D.C., was taken by a Zenit Satellite (The Soviet version of the CORONA satellite) in the 1960’s. Objects as small as 5 meters (16.5 feet) across can be distinguished.
Landstat 8 is launching this week. The stakes are very high because Landstat 7 is running out of fuel, and could possibly go offline. Landstat 8 will provide higher resolution images of the earth. The satellite project has provided scientists, researchers, private businesses, and governments with incredible wealth of data.
Landsat data has become a fundamental data source for addressing basic science questions. It is a valuable resource for decision makers in the fields of agriculture, forestry, land use, water resources and natural resource exploration.
Landsat has also played an increasing role in diverse applications such as human population census, growth of global urbanization and deletion of coastal wetlands.
As human populations increasingly dominate the Earth’s land areas, understanding changes in land cover and land use from year to year becomes increasingly important for both decision makers and human occupants of the Earth.
I’ll be writing more about Landstat over the coming months. It is one of the most important systems in shaping climate adaptation policy and other environmental decision making.
You can read the history of Landstat at NASA.
More on the new launch, via Wired.
Satellite photo of the Northeast United States after Winter Storm Nemo.
The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) predicted North Korea’s nuclear test on Feb. 3, 2013, after evaluating satellite images of the site. North Korea is just one of a handful of countries ISIS has on its nuclear watch list. See more Google images of nuclear sites above, and view more here.