Landsat—The Watchman that Never Sleeps

Fact Sheet 2016-3045
Prepared in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration



In western North America, where infestations of mountain pine beetles continue to ravage thousands of acres of forest lands, Landsat satellites bear witness to the onslaught in a way that neither humans nor most other satellites can see.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Landsat—The watchman that never sleeps (ver. 1.1, September 2019): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3045, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Landsat—The watchman that never sleeps
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3045
DOI 10.3133/fs20163045
Edition Version 1.0: July 12, 2016; Version 1.1 September 18, 2019
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 2 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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