Videos

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bird
May 16, 2016 Landsat Helps Feed Tired And Hungry Birds

The BirdReturns program, created by The Nature Conservancy of California, is an effort to provide "pop-up habitats" for some of the millions of shorebirds, such as sandpipers and plovers, that migrate each year from their summer breeding grounds [...]

Tom Loveland
May 11, 2016 What’s the Big Idea? — Charting Change from the Skies

  May 11, 2016 • [Source: USGS] Tom Loveland, research scientist with the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, explains how he uses data — both past and present — to help scientists, natural resource managers, and the [...]

D.C. covered in snow
Jan 26, 2016 Landsat Sees a Blizzard, January 24, 2016

On January 24, 2016 Landsat 8 acquired a clear view—from South Carolina to Pennsylvania—the day after a blizzard covered much of the eastern United States in snow. Watch as more than 620 miles (1,000 km) of landscape are shown in detail.

Ayse Kilic (University of Nebraska)
Oct 14, 2015 Tracking Agricultural Water Use on a Smartphone

This fall scientists at the University of Nebraska, with partners at Google Inc., the University of Idaho and the Desert Research Institute, introduced the latest evolution of METRIC technology—an application called EEFLUX, which will allow [...]

shorebirds
Sep 24, 2015 Landsat Helps Feed the Birds

The BirdReturns program, created by The Nature Conservancy of California, is an effort to provide "pop-up habitats" for some of the millions of shorebirds, such as sandpipers and plovers, that migrate each year from their summer breeding grounds [...]

Jun 16, 2014 • Flood Maps and Landsat

FEMA uses Landsat to know when to update their flood risk maps.

Feb 26, 2014 • Landsat 8's First Year

Landsat 8 celebrates its first year in orbit.

Feb 26, 2014 • The Coldest Place

The Coldest Place on Earth is in Antarctica

Sep 18, 2013 • Landsat's Onion-skin bands

Landsats sensors record several wavelengths, which can be used individually or in combination.

May 30, 2013 • Wildfire and Pine Beetles

Investigating the link between insects and forest fires.

May 30, 2013 • The Changing Chesapeake Bay

Landsat monitors water quality in the Chesapeake Bay

May 30, 2013 • The Long Swath

From Russia to South Africa, Landsat observes land cover and land use change.

May 30, 2013 • Landsat 8 Launch

February 2013 launch of the 8th Landsat satellite




Podcasts


Leonard Lopate
Aug 8, 2013 Environmental Monitoring with Public Domain Satellites

te talks with SkyTruth president, John Amos, about using public domain satellite imagery, such as Landsat, to monitor the environment. SkyTruth uses all types of satellite imagery to monitor environmental changes and disasters; Landsat is [...]

Chesapeake Bay region
Jun 19, 2012 EarthSky Interview with Peter Claggett: Seeing Chesapeake Bay Changes with Landsat

Satellite images show big changes happening to Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the U.S., where freshwater meets the sea. Peter Claggett is a research geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Eastern Geographic Science Center. [...]

Old growth Oregon coastal forest
Feb 8, 2012 EarthSky Interview with Alan Belward: Tracking Changes to Earth’s Forests from Space

Satellite researcher Alan Belward works for the Institute for Environment and Sustainability, part of the European Commission’s Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy. Dr. Belward heads the Land Resource Management Unit, which looks at [...]

Dakota Midday Learns about Landsat
Aug 31, 2011 Dakota Midday Learns about Landsat

On the last day of the Science Team Meeting, NASA and USGS Landsat Project Scientists Jeff Masek and Tom Loveland along with Science Team leader Curtis Woodcock talked live with South Dakota Public Radio’s Dakota Midday about the Landsat [...]

Landsat-derived deforestation trends
Dec 6, 2010 A Carbon Agreement That Would Rely on Landsat Data

At the UN climate talks in Cancun, a satellite-based protocol to track deforestation is being met with some optimism. In this new initiative to incentivize forest conservation in developing countries, Landsat data would be used to verify [...]