NASA shares satellite image of Southeast Louisiana agriculture, coastal loss

This entry was posted in NASA on by . [^]

In the satellite image posted by the NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, agriculture along the Mississippi River, which NASA points out is mostly sugar cane, is shown in pink and blue. The post also points out the sight of sediment swirls in northern Lake Pontchartrain and land loss along the Gulf Coast.

Mesmerizing photos of the Earth come from an array of NASA satellites. NASA has been capturing images of the Earth since its inception. The Landsat program was first launched in 1972, and Landsat 7 and 8 still collect data today. Onboard the Aqua and Terra satellites, NASA’s Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments cover the entire planet every one to two days. Satellite imagery is not only beautiful to look at but incredibly useful to the public. A tool called Kernel, developed by Tellus Labs, takes NASA images like this one to predict U.S. crop yields ahead of publicly available forecasts. In its first year, Kernel’s projections were within one percent of @usdagov’s reported yields: 173.1 bushels per acre to the actual 174.6 bushels per acre. ‘ This image, taken by Landsat 8 and processed by TellusLabs, shows New Orleans as it sits along the Gulf of Mexico. Agriculture, largely sugar cane, can be seen along the banks of the Mississippi in light pink and blue. Also apparent are sediment swirls in Lake Pontchartrain to the north and the loss of coastal land south and east of the city. #spacetech #nasaspinoff #satellites #earth #nasagoddard #science

  • Publisher: http://www.fox8live.com
  • Author: Tiffany Baptiste
  • Twitter: @fox8nola
  • Citation: Web link

Latest tweet by publisher

Many things are taking place:

NASA-NOAA satellite looks into Typhoon Trami’s ragged eye

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over the eye of Typhoon Trami as it continued moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. On Sept. 27, 2018, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite a visible image of Trami. VIIRS infrared imagery showed a wide and ragged eye and deep convection and developing thunderstorms around. That thunderstorm development increased during the morning hours.

At 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) on Sept. 27, the eye of Typhoon Trami was located near latitude 22.2 degrees north and longitude 128.6 degrees east. That’s about 275 miles south-southeast of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Island, Japan. Maximum sustained winds were near 90 knots (103.6 mph/166.7 kph).

NASA’s Exoplanet Hunter Shares First Starry Images

NASA’s planet hunter TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has begun providing data on planets beyond our Solar System.

The dossier collected from TESS’ initial orbit includes a detailed picture of the southern sky.

This “first light” photo, taken with all four of the spacecraft’s wide-field cameras during a 30-minute period on Aug. 7, captures an abundance of stars, as well as other objects’some previously known to have exoplanets.

  • Publisher: Geek.com
  • Date: 2018-09-24T11:30:28-04:00
  • Citation: Web link

NASA’s TESS Shares First Science Image In Hunt To Find New Worlds

NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is now providing valuable data to help scientists discover and study exciting new exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system. Part of the data from TESS’ initial science orbit includes a detailed picture of the southern sky taken with all four of the spacecraft’s wide-field cameras. This “first light” science image captures a wealth of stars and other objects, including systems previously known to have exoplanets.

“In a sea of stars brimming with new worlds, TESS is casting a wide net and will haul in a bounty of promising planets for further study,” said Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This first light science image shows the capabilities of TESS’ cameras, and shows that the mission will realize its incredible potential in our search for another Earth.”

  • Date: Captures A Wealth Of Stars And Other Objects, Including Systems Previously Known To Have Exoplanets’ ‘ NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Tran| Published: Tue, Sep 25, 2018 | Aero-News Network
  • Citation: Web link

(S:1) #1538929934

Video

This is a System Unknown Compilation:

Message from our staff: Guess what. I dropped a nuclear warhead on the floor. This is going to hurt. Sorry. What you are about to read is not within our control. Thought this was important to be aware of.

Baby, it's cold outside — but global warming has not taken a Thanksgiving break - ImaGeo
(since Nov, 2018)   Discover Magazine

An Arctic blast may have brought cold Thanksgiving temperatures to parts of the U.S., but the long-term trend of global warming continues.



Satellite imagery reveals a shocking blanket of thick smoke smothering huge portions of California and Oregon - ImaGeo
(since Jul, 2018)   Discover Magazine

Since I began this blog in 2013, I've seen a lot of satellite imagery of wildfires burning in the American West. Yet despite that experience, I have to admit that .



Images captured from orbit show disturbing views of smoke billowing from California's wildfires - ImaGeo
(since Aug, 2018)   Discover Magazine

California's smoke-filled summer of woe, as seen in a series of remote sensing images.



Technology and satellite companies open up a world of data
(since May, 2018)   Nature.com

It is now easier than ever to interrogate vast realms of mapping information for your research.



Nearly two decades of revealing satellite images now available at your fingertips - ImaGeo
(since Jun, 2018)   Discover Magazine

A comparison of views of Shanghai acquired by NASA's Terra satellite, one on March 26, 2000, and the other on March 10, 2018. (Images: NASA Worldview.



A dust storm in Greenland? Beautiful satellite images show one far north of the Arctic Circle - ImaGeo
(many weeks now)   Discover Magazine

It was nothing compared to a Saharan dust storm. But the large plume of 'glacial flour' blown by stiff winds was big enough to be seen from space.



In satellite imagery, the dangerous nor'easter battering the US East Coast is a beastly beauty of a storm - ImaGeo
(since Mar, 2018)   Discover Magazine

A nor'easter with winds ranging up to hurricane strength is causing misery along much of the U.S. East Coast today. But from space, it's a strangely beautiful .



This NASA animation shows something one could mistake for blue blood pumping in an alien venous system - ImaGeo
(since Aug, 2018)   Discover Magazine

When I first spotted this mesmerizing animation on Twitter, my mind really did wander to the metaphorical idea of blood flowing through some sort of alien .



Whoa! What are these weird whirlpools spotted by satellites on opposite sides of the planet? - ImaGeo
(since Jul, 2018)   Discover Magazine

I hope you'll excuse the exaggerated exuberance in the headline, but when I saw the image above, and then the animation lower down in this story, my first .



Here's what the devastating flooding from Florence looks like from space - ImaGeo
(some months now)   Discover Magazine

You've probably seen imagery shot in the Carolinas showing the devastating flooding that Hurricane Florence left its wake. Now, check out what that flooding .