Fact Sheet 2007–3116
For most of us, Antarctica was at best a distant acquaintance. Now, with the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA), we are on intimate terms. In stunning, up-close and personal detail, LIMA brings Antarctica to life.
Explore this virtually cloudless, seamless, most geometrically accurate, and highest resolution satellite mosaic of Antarctica.
A team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, the British Antarctic Survey, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, with funding from the National Science Foundation, created LIMA in support of the International Polar Year (IPY; 2007–08).
As the first major scientific outcome of the IPY, LIMA truly fulfills the IPY goals. LIMA is an international effort, supports current scientific polar research, encourages new projects, and helps the general public visualize Antarctica and changes happening in this southernmost environment. Researchers and the general public can download LIMA and all component Landsat scenes at no charge.
Posted January 2008
U.S Geological Survey, 2007, Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA): U.S Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2007–3116, 4 p.