world lakes

NASA’s Terra satellite image of the Great Lakes. Acquired: September 26, 2014. Source: NASA.

How Many Lakes are There in the World?

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers have used remote sensing to calculate the number of lakes in the world.

Satellite image of the Great Lakes with brown ground and a scattering of snow to the north.

GLOWABO – Remotely Sensed Inventory of the World’s Lakes

Caitlin Dempsey

A team of researchers used remote sensing techniques to calculate the number of lakes in the world.