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Still Sandy After All These Years

In 2002, Earth Observatory published one of the site’s most popular images: the Great Bahama Bank. Eighteen years later, the science has advanced but the sand has not.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey, and MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview.2002 imagery courtesy Serge Andrefouet, University of South Florida. Story by Kasha Patel.

Published May 8, 2020
Data acquired February 15, 2020

Sources:
Landsat 7 > ETM+
Landsat 8 > OLI
Terra > MODIS