Gallery of Awesome World Views Brought to You by Orbiting Satellites

Landsat Program

The View from 705 Kilometers Polar Orbit

About the image: Shows the increase in the surface area of the Great Salt Lake in Utah between 1972 and 1988. Caused millions of dollars in damage due to flooding.

About the image: Mount St. Helens in 1973 (7 years before its 1980 eruption) and in 1983 (3 years after the eruption). The grayish blue areas are ash, mudslides and muddy rivers.

Scenes of Alaska from 1978 pieced together into one image

Landsat image of Los Angeles, CA in 1987. San Gabriel mountains rise up at the top of the image.

Landat image of the Great Lakes in 1987

Mosaic of the U. S. taken from Landsat images between 1984 and 1988

Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey, EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD,, telephone 605-594-6151.

Other interesting Landsat image archives: Earthshots and Webglis and the Special Images Archive at the USGS (U. S. Geological Survey).
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