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Landsat imagery: a unique resource

January 1, 2011

Landsat satellites provide high-quality, multi-spectral imagery of the surface of the Earth. These moderate-resolution, remotely sensed images are not just pictures, but contain many layers of data collected at different points along the visible and invisible light spectrum. These data can be manipulated to reveal what the Earth’s surface looks like, including what types of vegetation are present or how a natural disaster has impacted an area (Fig. 1).

Publication Year 2011
Title Landsat imagery: a unique resource
Authors H. Miller, N. Sexton, L. Koontz
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Index ID 70118894
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse