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Alaska and Landsat

December 21, 2020

Alaska’s landscapes are changing at a more rapid rate than those of the lower 48. Its large size makes the collection of aerial surveys—a biannual occurrence for the conterminous United States—cost-prohibitive. That means the Landsat series of land imaging satellites offer the only publicly available, up-to-date imagery of land conditions for Alaska. Landsat satellites underpin public and private sector decisions in the State and across the Nation for effective adaptation to changing landscapes.

Publication Year 2020
Title Alaska and Landsat
DOI 10.3133/fs20203068
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2020-3068
Index ID fs20203068
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center