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20th Anniversary - EROS Center Hailstorm

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Softball-sized hail caused millions of dollars of damage to the USGS EROS Center 20 years ago this week. July 13, 1997, marks the date of the massive hailstorm in southeastern South Dakota. 

At the USGS EROS Center, we study land change, operate the Landsat satellites, and maintain the longest, continuously acquired collection of images of the Earth’s land surface.
Hyperlink: USGS EROS Center (




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