Landsat Science Updates


Landsat 8 Thermal Sensor Update
Feb 26, 2015 Landsat 8 Thermal Sensor Update

[Source: USGS Landsat] After extensive investigation and testing, the decision has been made to switch the TIRS Mechanism Control Electronics from the primary to redundant side on Monday, March 2, 2015. As previously reported, several options [...]

DNC deforestation
Feb 25, 2015 Landsat Shows Felling of Tropical Trees Has Soared

[Source: Nanci Bompey, AGU; Laura Ours and Graham Binder, University of Maryland] The rate at which tropical forests were cut, burned or otherwise lost from the 1990s through the 2000s accelerated by 62 percent, according to a new study which [...]

energy reaching TIRS
Feb 19, 2015 Landsat 8 Remote Sensing Special Issue

A trio of Landsat calibration scientists—Brian Markham (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Jim Storey (Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies for USGS EROS) and Ron Morfitt (USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center) Landsat 8 Special Issue [...]

Previous NLCD (2001) Alaska land cover product
Feb 18, 2015 A Decade of Change in America’s Arctic: New Land Cover Data Released for Alaska

[By Jon Campbell and Collin Homer, USGS] The latest edition of the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD 2011) for Alaska is now publicly available. The extensive NLCD database continues to add to our understanding of where land cover change has [...]

Elephant Foot Glacier
Feb 18, 2015 Landsat Goes Over The Top: A Long View of the Arctic

[By: Kathryn Hansen, Jesse Allen, Robert Simmon, and Matt Radcliff; NASA Earth Observatory] On February 11, 2013, the Landsat 8 satellite rocketed into space to extend a four-decade legacy of Earth observations. A few months after launch, we [...]



Landsat News


Dec 17, 2014 • NASA/USGS Satellite Sees Green-up Along Colorado River's Delta After Experimental Flow

A pulse of water released down the Colorado River's lower reaches produced about a 40 percent increase in green vegetation where the water flowed.

Sep 29, 2014 • NASA Ocean Data Shows ‘Climate Dance’ of Plankton

Satellite data shows how climate and ecosystem processes affect the growth cycles of tiny aquatic plants, important players in Earth’s carbon cycle.

Jul 2, 2014 • Taking NASA-USGS’s Landsat 8 to the Beach

Landsat 8 is helping researchers spot algae from space, gathering information that could direct beach-goers away from contaminated bays and shores.

Apr 21, 2014 • Environmental Watch with Landsat satellites

Landsat satellites have monitored Earth’s environment for more than four decades, providing detailed imagery of our planet



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