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2011


Landsat 5 Mission in Jeopardy
Released: 11/17/2011

Pecora Award Recognizes Stellar Achievements in Earth Observation
Released: 11/14/2011

Interior Continues Leadership Role in Land remote sensing Under - USGS
Released:2/2/2011... Department of the Interior's expertise and accomplishments in land imaging and remote sensing to advance global

USGS News: Landsat: Who are the Customers?
Released" 4/14/2011 ...Landsat provides valuable data for land use research and advances the Department of the Interior's important role in land remote sensing

USGS News: President's 2012 USGS Budget Proposal
Released: 2/14/2011 ...Landsat furthers the Department of the Interior's important role in land and remote sensing under the President's National Space

USGS Release: Bayou Landscape Changing Due to Floods
Released: 5/19/2011 ... changes are already being analyzed using remote sensing.

USGS Release: Landsat: Who are the Customers?
Released: 4/14/2011... role in land remote sensing under the President's National Space Policy.

USGS Release: USGS Scientists Settle in Seattle to Discuss Geography
Released: 04/11/2011... USGS scientists use remote sensing, terrestrial lidar.

Public Invitation - USGS
Released: 04/6/2011 ... presentations about surface-water issues, remote sensing, climate, ground-water issues, mining issues

Landsat Imagery Tracks Record Flooding in Minot, N.D.
Released: 06-27-2011.........The Landsat 7 satellite recorded the flooding of the city of Minot, North Dakota, at its peak on June 25, 2011, when the Souris River in north central North Dakota surpassed an 1881 record flood reading by a wide margin.

2010


USGS Release: USGS EROS Sponsors the Earth from Space Traveling
Released: 11/29/10...before continuing on its national tour throughout 2011. ... It also explores the remote sensing technology used to gather the images ...

Public Invitation - USGS
Released: 04/06/2010 ... Sessions include presentations about surface-water issues, remote sensing, climate, ground-water issues, mining issues, floods and other...

Media Advisory - USGS
Released:11/17/2010...Historic mapping exhibit and remote sensing lecture.

USGS Release: Global Consortium of Space Agencies to Meet at USGS
Released: Oct 1, 2010 ...: The Landsat program, jointly administered by the USGS and NASA, has been taking remote-sensing images of terrain since 1972. ...

USGS Release: Satellite Imagery Reveals a Changing Global Surface
Released: Jul 27, 2010 ...: Ron Beck, a scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey Land Remote Sensing Program, will discuss the ways in which satellite observations are ...

USGS Release: Media Advisory: Locate the USGS at this Year's ESRI Conference
Released: Jul 13, 2010 ...: Grand Canyon, Arizona; Land Cover of the United States ... by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to help link ...

USGS Release: Interior Continues Leadership Role in Land Remote Sensing
Released: Jun 28, 2010 ...: Interior Continues Leadership Role in Land Remote Sensing Under National Space Policy Announced by the President ...

USGS Release: First Detailed National Map of Land-Cover Vegetation
Released: Jun 11, 2010 ...: The most detailed national vegetation US land-cover map to date was released today by the US Geological Survey (USGS). The map will enable ...

USGS Release: Aquatic Life Declines at Early Stages of Urban Development
Released: Jun 3, 2010 ...: As a watershed becomes developed, the amount of pavement, sidewalks and other types of urban land cover increases. ...

USGS Release: Climate Change in the Great Basin and Mojave Desert
Released: Apr 19, 2010 ...: DOI harbors a unique collection of scientists, land managers and other ... used to estimate of the direction and trend of land cover change. ...

[DOC] Complete list of USGS presentations - Barbara S Poore
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Released: Apr 14, 2010 ...: Remote Sensing of Wetland and Surface Water Body Dynamics. Remote sensing of small water body dynamics to improve modeling of minimum flows ...

USGS Release: Media Advisory: USGS to Host Congressional Briefing
Released: Mar 23, 2010 ... Update (3/25/2010): The USGS will host a congressional briefing on how the Landsat program provides impartial, authoritative information about land conditions for use in agriculture, forestry, regional planning, education, and global change research.

[PDF] Polar Bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea II: Demography and Population Growth in Relation to Sea Ice Conditions
... by CM Hunter - analyses of radiotelemetry and remote sensing sea ice data. J. Nichols, and M. Udevitz...

Media Advisory: Satellite Images from USGS: What's New
Jan 20, 2010, Landsat satellite images from the US Geological Survey are being used to assess damage from the recent earthquake in Haiti, ...

USGS Release: Landsat 5 Anomaly
Jan 7, 2010 ... On December 18, 2009, the transmitter on Landsat 5 that sends image data to the ground encountered technical difficulties. ...

2009


Pecora Award Recognizes Stellar Achievements in Earth Observation
Dec 22, 2009 ... The prestigious 2009 William T. Pecora Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the Earth by means of remote sensing has been presented to Dr. Forrest Hall of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Team led from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center.

USGS Release: New mosaic of Mercury shows previously unseen features
Dec 15, 2009 ... vision is to be a national resource for the integration of planetary geosciences, cartography and remote sensing.

USGS Release: USGS Science at American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, December 14-18, 2009
Dec 14, 2009 ... The 2009 Samoan tsunami: A field test in tsunami awareness ... USGS has employed satellite remote sensing since 1985 for early detection of ...

USGS Release: SPOT Comes to USGS Archive of Earth Observation Imagery
November 13, 2009  "We are pleased to now offer historic SPOT satellite data acquired between 1986 and 1998 to all users in the U.S.," said Bruce Quirk, head of the USGS Land Remote Sensing Program.

USGS Release: USGS Played Crucial Role in Moon Landing, Apollo Program
July 20, 2009 ... vision is to be a national resource for the integration of planetary geosciences, cartography, and remote sensing.

USGS Release: Pinpointing Drought Coast to Coast
June 18, 2009...Take vast quantities of satellite remote sensing data. ... they reached a VegDRI milestone on May 4, 2009, with coverage of the entire ...

USGS Release: "Science in Action" Kicks Off in Reston
Mar 30, 2009 ... From 7:00 - 8:00 PM, Dr. John Jones, an expert in remote sensing, will discuss several projects in the Shenandoah National Park and the Everglades.

USGS Release: Climate Change, Natural Hazards, Land-Use Change
Mar 20, 2009... Remote sensing, satellite imagery, and analysis of land-cover and land-use ... Nevada, March 17-22, 2009, as they address these subjects.

USGS Release: Keeping an Eye on Climate Change
Mar 4, 2009 ... These observations will eventually be analyzed against satellite-generated remote sensing data and weather data, then compared with ...

USGS Release: Designed for 3 years, 'workhorse' satellite completes 25
March 3,2009 The "eye in the sky" has proven to be a remarkable workhorse for global earth observations. A catalog of the over 700,000 Landsat 5 images is a 'photo album' of major events in the earth's history of the past 25 years.

USGS Release: Astrogeologists Contribute to Google Earth 5.0
Feb 12, 2009 ... to be a national resource for the integration of planetary geosciences, cartography, and remote sensing.

2008

USGS Release: USGS Science at American Geophysical Union
Dec 14, 2009 ... USGS has employed satellite remote sensing since 1985 for early ... The global food crisis of 2008 has prompted expansion of remote ...

USGS Release: Pecora Award Recognizes Stellar Achievements in
Nov 21, 2008 ... The prestigious 2008 William T. Pecora Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the Earth by means of remote sensing has ...

USGS Release: Group on Earth Observations Heralds Free, Global Access to USGS Earth Imagery
Nov 20, 2008 ... Global Access to USGS Earth Imagery over two million space-based, moderate-resolution land remote sensing images.

USGS Release: Rock Fractures on Mars Reveal Paths of Ancient
Oct 9, 2008 ... scientific and technical expertise in planetary science and remote sensing in order to study and map ...

USGS Release: USGS Accelerates Access to Satellite Data
Jul 1, 2008 ... For additional information on USGS Land Remote Sensing, please visit http://remotesensing.usgs.gov/ ...

U.S. Geological Survey: All Releases
July. 16, 2008 ... Dr. Fawwaz T. Ulaby Recognized For Achievements in Radar Remote Sensing www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article_archive.asp?State=MI

USGS Release: National Treasure Expands: National Archives to
June 13, 2008 ... about USGS Earth Imagery and Data products and services visit the Land Remote Sensing Web site. ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1960

USGS Release: USGS Scientists Present at 2008 International
May 23, 2008 ... USGS Scientists Present at 2008 International Meeting of the Society ... on hydrology and land cover and the cascading impacts on ecosystem ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1950

USGS Release: May Science Picks — Leads, Feeds, and Story Seeds
May 12, 2008 ... Afghanistan Airborne Geophysical and Remote Sensing Survey Web site. ... For information, visit 2008 National Water Quality Monitoring www.usgs.gov/newsroom/leads.asp?ID=1936

USGS Release: Boldly Going Where No Man (or Woman) Goes: USGS
May 8, 2008 ... An important focus of the USGS UAS Program, a component of the USGS Land Remote Sensing Program, is to leverage the commitment that the ... www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1931

USGS Release: Landsat Satellite Imagery Used to Assess the Impact
May 8, 2008 ... USGS is providing Landsat satellite imagery to aid rescue and recovery efforts in Myanmar in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis's landfall on ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1933&from=rss_home

USGS Release: USGS Awards Satellite Imagery Contracts: Enhancing
May 2, 2008...Users will also benefit from changes to the USGS Landsat imagery distribution ... The change results in expanding the availability of the USGS Landsat data ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1929&from=news_side

USGS Release: USGS Maps Integrated Science at World's Largest
Apr 14, 2008 ... National Land Cover Database (NLCD): This massive database ... (April 18, 10:10 a.m.; Evolution of The National Map, 2008 and Beyond; ...

USGS Release: April Science Picks—Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds
Apr 1, 2008 ... Modeling the National Land Cover Database ... The USGS is co-sponsoring the 2008 National Earthquake Conference held April 22-26, 2008, ...

USGS Release: New Method to Estimate Sea Ice Thickness
Mar 4, 2008 ... Released: March 4, 2008... For additional information on this research, visit the USGS Remote Sensing and Sea Ice Research site. ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1884

USGS Release: Landsat 5 Satellite Back in Action
Feb 29, 2008 ... Orbiter's Designed Three-Year Mission, Begins its 24th Year in Operation March 1.
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1881

USGS Release: The President's FY 2009 Budget Request for USGS
Feb 4, 2008 ... Released: Feb. 4, 2008 ... Land Remote Sensing is funded at $62.6 million, www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1867

USGS Release: February Science Picks—Leads, Feeds and Story
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Feb 4, 2008 ... Remote-sensing satellites monitor the earth, providing images which serve many purposes: from assessing the ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/leads.asp?ID=1868

2007

USGS Release: New Satellite Map of Antarctica Is a Unique Tool for
Nov 29, 2007 ... The Landsat Program began in 1972, with the launch of the first Landsat satellite. "Sensors aboard Landsat satellites have captured millions ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1823
USGS Release: USGS Pilot Project Makes High-Quality Landsat Data
May 25, 2007 ... As of June 4, 2007, the USGS will be releasing selected Landsat 7 image data of the United States through the Web (glovis.usgs.gov or ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1676
USGS Release: April Science Picks—Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds
Apr 16, 2007 ... The EarthNow tool displays data received from the Landsat 5 and ... On April 15, 2007, Landsat 7 will complete its eighth year of operation. ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/leads.asp?ID=1649
USGS Release: USGS Collaborates on Unique, Comprehensive View of
Mar 7, 2007 ... The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica or LIMA combines nearly 1100 ... The USGS manages the Landsat Program, which was began in 1972 with ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1630
USGS Release: March Science Picks —Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds
Feb 26, 2007 ... In support of the IPY, the new Landsat Image Mosaic of ... For more thorough on the Landsat Image Mosaic and Antarctic Web portal, ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/leads.asp?ID=1627
USGS Release: The President's FY 2009 Budget Request for USGS
Feb 4, 2008 ... Land Remote Sensing is funded at $62.6 million, including a programmatic increase of $2.0 million to develop a National Land Imaging Program ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1867

2006

USGS Release: USGS and NASA Select Landsat Science Team
Oct 16, 2006 ... The US Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), announces the selection of ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1571

2005

USGS Release: Orthorectified Landsat Digital Data Now Available
Dec 27, 2005 ... The US Geological Survey (USGS) now offers, at no cost, selected Landsat 4, 5 and 7 satellite data. Orthorectified Landsat data are ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1425
USGS Release: Landsat 5 Experiencing Technical Difficulties (11/30
Nov 30, 2005 ... On November 26, 2005, the back-up solar array drive on Landsat 5 began exhibiting unusual behavior.
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1419

2004

USGS Release: USGS Offers New Landsat 7 Gap-Filled Product
Dec 15,2004...The US Geological Survey (USGS) has completed development of a major new product enhancement for Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) data ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=410
USGS Release: USGS Reduces Price for Landsat 7 Scenes
May 7, 2004... The US Geological Survey (USGS) is reducing the price of Landsat 7 scenes with gaps in data resulting from a satellite anomaly in May of 2003.
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=98

2002

USGS Release: DOI and NASA Honor Achievements in Remote Sensing
Nov, 20, 2002... The 2001 award winners were Dr. Ronald JP Lyon and the Landsat 7 Team. The 2002 award winners were Dr. Ichtiaque Rasool and the Upper Atmosphere Research ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=324

2000

USGS Release: USGS Names Ryan Associate Director for Geography
Nov 17, 2000... It is also responsible for administering extensive programs in cartographic and geographic research, remote sensing, global change studies and geographic ...
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=547

1999

USGS Release: NEW LANDSAT 7 IMAGES OF THE EARTH NOW AVAILABLE
Sept 9, 1999... After soaring to space last spring, NASA's latest Earth-imaging satellite has completed its checkout phase and is now.
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1254

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