Earthshots: Satellite images of environmental change – Chernobyl, Ukraine
Earthshots introduces remote sensing by showing examples of how environmental changes look from space.
A nuclear accident devastated the region near Chernobyl, Ukraine, on April 26, 1986. These images show the area around the nuclear power plant three days after the accident, six years later, and 25 years later. The other sections also show the area almost 30 years after the accident.
The Landsat 5 image from April 29, 1986, was the first satellite image of the accident. The data from Landsat were used to help confirm that an explosion had happened at Chernobyl and that the plant had been shut down.
Additional publication details
|Title||Earthshots: Satellite images of environmental change – Chernobyl, Ukraine|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Contributing office(s)||Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|