Maine and Landsat

Fact Sheet 2020-3066



Maine is a place of rocky coastlines, of rich maritime history symbolized by lighthouses dotting the ocean bluffs, and of wondrous nature areas like the granite and spruce islands of Acadia National Park. But Maine is a place of changes, too. Climate variability has brought the state heavier and more frequent rainstorms. Summers are hotter and drier. With sea levels rising, severe storms increasingly cause floods that damage property and infrastructure. In the coming decades, Landsat satellite systems can be valuable tools in monitoring those changes and their effects on the land and in the water.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Maine and Landsat (ver. 1.1, July 2022): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020–3066, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Forest Health and Changes
  • Fishing and Farms
  • Coastlines and Wetlands
  • Landsat—Critical Information Infrastructure for the Nation
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Maine and Landsat
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2020-3066
DOI 10.3133/fs20203066
Edition Version 1.0: December 21, 2020; Version 1.1: July 1, 2022
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Maine
Online Only (Y/N) N
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