The early Landsat photocomposite of California, circa 1972, is a composite image created from multiple individual Landsat satellite images. Landsat is a satellite program initiated by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA, with the first satellite (Landsat 1) launched in 1972. The program has been capturing satellite images of Earth's surface for over five decades.
The composite image of California from the early 1970s showcases the state's diverse landscapes, including its coastline, mountains, valleys, and deserts. By combining multiple Landsat images, a more comprehensive and detailed view of California's geographical features and land use patterns during that time can be observed.