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Eyes on Earth Episode 44 – Landsat Water Atlas

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how Landsat is used to study surface water.

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Dr. Alan Belward

Summary: Dr. Alan Belward has spent a lot of time thinking about the planet’s surface water. The former Landsat Science Team member uses satellite data to track changes to lakes, rivers, and streams, and recently published a book that uses Landsat data to tell some of those stories. In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we hear about some of the surprising things Belward and his team learned about how surface water has changed since the early 1980s and about the value and importance of remote sensing to the study of this critical resource.

Guest:  Dr. Alan Belward, European Commission Joint Research Centre

Host: Jane Lawson

Producer: John Hult

Release date: February 22, 2021

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