The state-of-the-art satellite has released the first images to monitor climate change
PASADINA, California: NASA’s state-of-the-art NASA satellite, Landsat Nine, has sent us the first collection of terrestrial images.
The latest satellite, launched two months ago in September, can take pictures in nine different frequencies, including the latest Land Imager visible, lower red and shortwave infrared. In this way, experts can gain valuable information on crop health, irrigation, water quality, wildlife, wildfires, deforestation, urban sprawl, glacier melting and other natural changes.
The satellite also has a Thermal Infrared Sensor 2, which detects heat rising from the ground. This will help in understanding global warming and rising temperatures. In addition to NASA, the US Geological Survey has also played a key role in the creation of this satellite.
According to NASA chief Bill Nelson, his data can be very useful in many ways, which will help in scientifically justifying land changes. According to NASA, the satellite data will be provided to national institutions but also to the whole world to make it easier to understand climate change, agricultural problems and natural disasters. This will help in both improving and saving lives.
The first images are of Lake St. Clair, Florida’s changing coastline, and agricultural water reserves. In addition, pictures of important ecological and natural habitats around the world have been taken.
Its radiometric resolution is much higher than that of Landsat 8 and its data transmission speed is also exceptional. Thus a slight change can be noticed in the 16000 shades whether they are in the river or in the forest. However, Landsat 8 is currently in orbit and is sending valuable images and data to Earth every week.