40 Years of Earth; Beauty and Strife From Space | Landsat Satellites

Source: 40 Years of Earth’s Beauty and Strife From Space | Landsat Satellites

Date: 8/15/2017

The wonders from Space! Since 1972, the Landsat series of satellites have provided high-resolution images of the earth’s surface. These images are used by business, government, scientists, and the military. This database provides the longest continuous record of the Earth’s continents as seen from space. The latest in the series is the Landsat Data Continuity Mission Spacecraft to be named Landsat 8 when it becomes operational.

The satellite is placed into a near-polar orbit, traveling north to south as it crosses the equator. At a speed of 4.7 miles per second (7.5 km/sec), each orbit takes nearly 99 minutes. Landsat completes just over 14 orbits per day. Landsat’s instruments cover the Earth’s surface from 81 degrees north to 81 degrees south every 16 days.

Image 1: Lake Eyre, South Australia

Image 2: Mississippi River with towns

Image 3:  Phytoplankton, Gotland Island, Baltic Sea, Sweden

Image 4: Sandstorm how the sand particles appear from space

Yukon Delta landsat-Optimized
The view of the Yukon Delta from space.

Timeline of Landsat Satellites

The timeline of Landsat Satellites.

Patterns of Shallow Coastal Waters of Guinea-Bissau NASA
Patterns of Shallow Coastal Waters of Guinea-Bissau NASA
The Aral Sea in Central Asia began disappearing in the 1960s. From left to right the images were produced in 1977, 1998 and 2010 NASA
The Aral Sea in Central Asia began disappearing in the 1960s. From left to right the images were produced in 1977, 1998 and 2010 NASA
Columba Glacier in Alaska  From the time is was first surveyed in 1794 until 1980 this glaciers stayed pretty constant. It then began its rapids retreat and is now threatened with faster and faster deterioration.  NASA
Columba Glacier in Alaska From the time it was first surveyed in 1794 until 1980 this glaciers stayed pretty constant. It then began its rapids retreat and is now threatened with faster and faster deterioration. NASA
Areas of Forest Cover Loss during just a five year period 2005 to 2010. The background image is the forest cover in the year 2000. NASA
Areas of Forest Cover Loss during just a five year period 2005 to 2010. The background image is the forest cover in the year 2000. NASA
In 1988 the first publicized Landsat image of the Mexico-Guatemala border show clear-cut forest in Mexico and untouched trees in Guatemala. It had such a profound influence that in 1990 the Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve and other conservation efforts have begun in Central America NASA
In 1988 the first publicized Landsat image of the Mexico-Guatemala border show clear-cut forest in Mexico and untouched trees in Guatemala. It had such a profound influence that in 1990 Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve and other conservation efforts have begun in Central America NASA
The 1990 Mount St Helens eruption was one of the most significant natural disasters in the past half century in the United States. Landstat witnessed the destruction and the partial re-birth of the region NASA
The 1990 Mount St Helens eruption was one of the most significant natural disasters in the past half-century in the United States. Landsat witnessed the destruction and the partial rebirth of the region NASA
As Iraqi troops withdrew from Kuwait at the end of the first Gulf War, they set first to over 650 oil wells. Landsat caught the largest oil spill in human history. NASA
As Iraqi troops withdrew from Kuwait at the end of the first Gulf War, they set first to over 650 oil wells. Landsat caught the largest oil spill in human history. NASA

Images from the current Landsat, Landsat 8

Date April 26/2018

Today I promised that I would repair an earlier post that somehow disappeared.

Not only did I reenter some of the lost material, I learned a how to use video. Yes, that’s right VIDEO!

If the rest of the world can learn to work with artificial intelligence and machine learning I can learn to add video to my blog posts.

In addition to that, I downgraded my plan to Personal and saved $251 a year (at least until I can find a way to monetize this fun that I’m having!).

So lean back and click the start switch. If you find any glitches please let me know. My bride and I are leaving our house of 43 years, where we raised our three sons and watched as their families grew. It is now the sunset of our lives, mine anyway. My legs and feet have been ravaged by diabetes and the 14 stairs to get up and down the stairs and those going into the basement (I haven’t been down there in what 3 years)?

It is time to turn the rose gardens and flower beds that I have built during the last 20  plus years over to a younger lad that can at least walk on the rough terrain of the grass. You didn’t know grass was that mean? Try neuropathy, the uneven ground makes itself known quickly.

It is a very sad end. I never contemplated leaving this house. And with 43 years of ‘stuff’! We only have 30 days to get it done!

The good news is that the good doctor gave me other need some cortisone and the bursae in both knees. I should be dancing in the streets by morning!

Please, lay back and I will shut up just as soon as I see that you comfortably ensconed in your favorite position.

 

Thanks for stopping by a second time.

Craig

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