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USGS International Satellite Meeting Returns to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD— For the first time since 2012 the US Geographical Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center hosted its Landsat Technical Working Group meeting in Sioux Fall. As 11 different countries are meeting with the US Geological Survey to discuss Landsat Satellites. “Landsat is an earth observation mission. That basically takes images of the ground every day,” said Steven Labahn,…

USGS Helps Create New Drought Monitor, Looks At Faster Moving Conditions

South Dakota and much of the Northern Great Plains are going through a drought; conditions that developed strong and fast. While federal and state agencies rely on the U.S. Drought Monitor to manage those conditions, the US. Geological Survey’s Center is developing a new system to help them see and respond to changes faster. “We see dryer conditions later in…