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April 23, 2013 - New NASA/USGS Satellite Takes the Salton Sea’s Temperature
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite acquired these images of the Salton Sea in Southern California on March 24, 2013. The black and white image is from LDCM’s Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS), which shows the amount of heat (thermal energy) radiating from the landscape. Cooler areas are dark, while warmer areas are bright. Use the slider to compare the thermal image to a natural color image acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) instrument aboard the LDCM satellite.
For more information on these images, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/landsat/news/salton-sea.html. For more about the Landsat mission, go to http://landsat.usgs.gov.