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Open-File Report 2012–1185

2011 Year In Review
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center

Compiled by Rebecca Johnson

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The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center’s 2011 Year in Review is an annual report recounting the broad scope of the Center’s 2011 accomplishments. The report covers preparations for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) launch, the ever-increasing use of free Landsat data, monitoring the effects of natural hazards, and more to emphasize the importance of innovation in using satellite data to study change over time.

First posted October 12, 2012

For additional information contact:
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
U.S. Geological Survey
47914 252nd Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57198

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Suggested citation:

Johnson, Rebecca, comp., 2012, 2011 Year in review—Earth Resources Observation and Science Center: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1185, 30 p.


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