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National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive

Fact Sheet 2013-3100

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DOI: 10.3133/fs20133100

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Abstract

The National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive (NSLRSDA) resides at the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. Through the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992, the U.S. Congress directed the Department of the Interior (DOI) to establish a permanent Government archive containing satellite remote sensing data of the Earth's land surface and to make this data easily accessible and readily available. This unique DOI/USGS archive provides a comprehensive, permanent, and impartial observational record of the planet's land surface obtained throughout more than five decades of satellite remote sensing. Satellite-derived data and information products are primary sources used to detect and understand changes such as deforestation, desertification, agricultural crop vigor, water quality, invasive plant species, and certain natural hazards such as flood extent and wildfire scars.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2013-3100
DOI:
10.3133/fs20133100
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
2 p.
Number of Pages:
2
Online Only (Y/N):
Y