Landsat Science Archive
Today, we are getting richer and more plentiful information about Earth’s land surface than ever before. But amid all of this modern Earth observing splendor, one truism remains: No sensor can image the past.
A special issue of the journal Remote Sensing of Environment details the improved capabilities and mission role of Landsat 8.
Valerie Pasquarella, a postdoctoral fellow with the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Northeast Climate Science Center, recently released a series of new maps showing the magnitude and extent of damage from the current gypsy moth outbreak in […]
This month, three Landsat scenes were ingested by the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System to provide data for Charter activations.
Glaciologist and prolific AGU blogger, Mauri Pelto, regularly publishes posts about changing glaciers around the globe on his “From a Glacier’s Perspective” blog. In many cases, Landsat data informs his posts.
Government agencies, research universities, independent hackers, coding bootcamp grads, do-good dev shops, swarms of startups, and multi-billion dollar defense contractors are all furiously building Landsat Viewers.
A longtime innovator in space-based Earth observation at Boston University and a team that has paved the way for the next generation of satellite precipitation observations have both been honored with the 2016 William T. Pecora Award for […]
Fifty years ago, on September 21, 1966, Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall announced his vision to create “a program aimed at gathering facts about the natural resources of the earth from earth-orbiting satellites.”
The world has gained 115,000 km2 of water and 173,000 km2 of land over the past 30 years.
Landsat 9 passed one of its important reviews: “Key Decision Point B (KDP-B)” on August 17.
Australia turned to Landsat. At Geoscience Australia, Landsat 8 Science Team member Leo Lymburner works with the flood mapping team headed by Norman Mueller that conceived of the Water Observations from Space project, or WOfS.
James Bridle, a British artist and writer based in Athens, Greece, has created two art pieces that revolve around Landsat data.
A key component of the research is our ability to connect what we see on the ground with what we see from the sky via satellite imagery.
Thanks to a software developer in Australia you can now easily browse through Landsat 8 images on your smartphone.
USGS has made all Science Team presentations from the Summer 2016 meeting held in Brookings, South Dakota available for download.
Scientists at the University of Georgia’s Marine Institute at Sapelo Island have found that the amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast has declined significantly in the last 30 years, spurring concerns about the overall health of marshland […]
This month, one Landsat scene was ingested by the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System to provide data for Charter activations.
An advanced photodetector camera that traces its heritage to one now flying on Landsat 8 is being studied as a potential payload on a conceptual satellite (CapSat) system purposely designed to take advantage of the expected boom in […]
In western North America, mountain pine beetles infest and ravage thousands of acres of forest lands. Landsat satellites bear witness to the onslaught in a way that neither humans nor most other satellites can.
We recently spoke with veterinary epidemiologist Todd Kelman from the University of Davis, California about his avian flu research. Todd has incorporated Landsat data into his research and we wanted to know more.
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