NASA satellite may keep eye on Estonian forests

  • 2003-01-30
  • Aleksei Gunter
Who says NASA has outlived its usefulness?Estonian forestry experts said they were pleased with the results of two satellite photographs from the storied U.S. space agency that helped them in a decidedly down-to-earth pursuit: monitoring changes in timber stocks and forest conditions.The results of an Environment Ministry pilot project made public last week revealed that the two photos by the U.S. satellite Landsat from the NASA archive, bought for $600 each, proved crucial in tracking changes in Estonian land service and several coastal regions.Preliminary assessment shows the two satellit...
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