Alaska and Landsat

Fact Sheet 2020-3068



Alaska’s landscapes are changing at a more rapid rate than those of the lower 48. Its large size makes the collection of aerial surveys—a biannual occurrence for the conterminous United States—cost-prohibitive. That means the Landsat series of land imaging satellites offer the only publicly available, up-to-date imagery of land conditions for Alaska. Landsat satellites underpin public and private sector decisions in the State and across the Nation for effective adaptation to changing landscapes.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Alaska and Landsat: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020–3068, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Land Change and Permafrost Accounting
  • Coastlines and Fisheries
  • Wildfire and Disaster Response
  • Landsat—Critical Information Infrastructure for the Nation
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Alaska and Landsat
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2020-3068
DOI 10.3133/fs20203068
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 Alaska
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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