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Cryospheric Applications of Landsat 8


USGSThis project is funded by USGS grant G12PC00066

Collaborators

Ted Scambos (NSIDC), Allen Pope (Scott Polar Research Institute), Robert Bindshadler (NASA), G. Garrett Campbell (NSIDC), Terry Haran (NSIDC), and Mark Fahnestock (University of New Hampshire)

Project Summary

Landsat 8 was launched on 11 February 2013, and has begun to acquire excellent images of the globe, including both polar ice sheets, mountain glaciers and sea ice. The quality of the Landsat 8 sensor supports several applications for mapping of snow and ice surfaces. This contract supports work on development of algorithms using Landsat 8 visible and thermal data for snow, ice, and sea ice research.

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