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The landsat image mosaic of the Antarctica Web Portal

January 1, 2007

People believe what they can see. The Poles exist as a frozen dream to most people. The International Polar Year wants to break the ice (so to speak), open up the Poles to the general public, support current polar research, and encourage new research projects. 
The IPY officially begins in March, 2007. As part of this effort, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), are developing three Landsat mosaics of Antarctica and an Antarctic Web Portal with a Community site and an online map viewer. When scientists are able to view the entire scope of polar research, they will be better able to collaborate and locate the resources they need. When the general public more readily sees what is happening in the polar environments, they will understand how changes to the polar areas affect everyone.

Publication Year 2007
Title The landsat image mosaic of the Antarctica Web Portal
DOI 10.2481/dsj.6.S333
Authors C.J. Rusanowski
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Data Science Journal
Index ID 70030037
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center