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The Ups and Downs of Lake Chad

The once-great lake has lost most of its water and now spans less than a tenth of the area it covered in the 1960s.


NASA Earth Observatory images using Landsat data and declassified military satellite Corona data provided by the U.S. Geological Survey and Astronaut photograph ISS042-E-244403 provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA JSC. Story by Kathryn Hansen.

Published November 22, 2017
Data acquired 1963 - 2017

Sources:
ISS > Digital Camera
Landsat 1 (ERTS)
Landsat 8 > OLI
Reconnaissance Satellite