January 2017


NASA remote sensing image
Jan 18, 2017Landsat-Related Webinar Offered by NASA ARSET

NASA ARSET is offering an advanced webinar that teaches you how to perform land cover classifications with Landsat data.

outlet glacier
Jan 9, 2017Using Landsat to Take the Long View on Greenland’s Glaciers

A new Landsat-based data portal enables scientists to study in unprecedented detail how fast outlet glaciers such as this one move and change over space and time.

Landsat Images Provided to the Disaster Charter, Dec. 2016
Dec 31, 2016Landsat Images Provided to the Disaster Charter, Dec. 2016

You can think of the Charter as a one-stop-shop for impact maps—an essential resource, since in many cases satellite data are the only practical method to assess current ground conditions after a disaster.

timelapse screenshot
Dec 27, 2016Google Earth Has Updated Its Landsat-based Timelapse

Google Earth's Timelapse gets an update.

Heimdal Glacier
Dec 23, 2016Landsat Provides Global View of Speed of Ice

Scientists are providing a near-real-time view of every large glacier and ice sheet on Earth with Landsat 8.

map of aCDOM440
Dec 16, 2016Mapping Dissolved Organic Matter in Tropical Inland Waters with Landsat 8

Using Landsat 8 to map the colored dissolved organic matter of inland tropical waters.

volcano in iceland
Dec 16, 2016Creating a Volcanic Plume Elevation Model

Using Landsat 8 to create three-dimensional maps of volcanic ash plumes.

hardwood swamp in flordia
Dec 16, 2016Apalachicola’s Disappearing Swamp

The hardwood swamp along the Apalachicola River is slowly replaced by bottomland hardwood forest.

Uncertainty at the Forest's Edge
Dec 16, 2016Uncertainty at the Forest’s Edge

What edge effect means for U.S. southeastern forests.

soybean field
Dec 16, 2016Mappng Croplands Over the U.S. High Plains Aquifer

Using Landsat to map croplands over the U.S. High Plains Aquifer.

Yamouk River Valley
Dec 16, 2016Managing Water in Conflict-Torn Regions

Understanding the relationship between land use and river flows in the Yarmouk basin.

jackrabbit
Dec 16, 2016Managing Brush on Western Rangelands

An approach for evaluating brush management conservation.

Ucayali River movements
Dec 16, 2016The Secret Lives of Migrating Rivers

The avalanching dynamics of meandering rivers.

forest inventory
Dec 16, 2016How FastEmap is Helping Foresters

A new a tool to help with annual forest mapping.

Jodhpur
Dec 16, 2016A Map for Preserving a Sustainable Society

On creating a high-quality map of urban areas in India.

Sierra Nevada Mountains
Dec 15, 2016Extreme Event: 2012-2015 Snowpack Drought in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

The water year 2015 peak snowpack was found to be the lowest over the 65-year reconstruction of peak annual snow water equivalent.

Folgefonna glacier
Dec 15, 2016A New Way to Map Glaciers

Using Landsat time-series analysis to map glaciers.

ducks
Dec 15, 2016Tracking Water Resources in California’s Central Valley

A near real-time water resources tracking and decision-support system for the Central Valley of California.

water dynamics map river confluence
Dec 15, 2016Watching Water Dynamics

How much has surface water extent varied in space and time through the past 17 years?

Hume Dame
Dec 15, 2016Environmental Flows: Managing Water in the Murray Darling Basin

How seasonal flooding impacts riparian vegetation in Australia's Murray Darling Basin.

forest near Mt. Hood
Dec 15, 2016Fingerprinting Carbon Loss in Pacific Northwest Forests

Looking at the causes of carbon loss in Pacific Northwest forests.

Helena Forest Service
Dec 15, 2016A More Detailed Map for Forest Managers

A Landsat-based continuous mapping method to enable better forest management.

Springtime on an Urban Heat Island
Dec 15, 2016Springtime on an Urban Heat Island

How the urban heat island of Boston affects the growing season of vegetation in and around the city.

Medellin at dusk
Dec 15, 2016Mapping Cities Worldwide

We know very little about cities worldwide. In many instances we have little idea about the use and morphology of cities.

snowmelt dates for Alaska
Dec 15, 2016Mapping Snowmelt in the Arctic

The extensive Landsat record has been analyzed to map the climatalogical normal date of snowmelt for large areas of the Arctic.

livestock, Pamir Mountains
Dec 15, 2016The 2015 Surge of Kelayayilake Glacier

In May 2015, a severe glacier surge struck the eastern Pamir.

Nevado Coropuna
Dec 14, 2016A Glacierized Volcano in Peru & El Niño

How the El Niño Southern Oscillation impacts snow cover of a glacierized volcano in Peru.

Punak Jaya glacier
Dec 14, 2016Decline of the Last Glaciers in the Eastern Tropics

The glaciers of Puncak Jaya have continued their decline.

tornado damage Perry Co. 2015
Dec 14, 2016Surveying Damage after Severe Weather Events

Imagery, like Landsat's, offers an overhead view to NWS personnel.

Komodo Mangroves
Dec 14, 2016A New Fire Risk Indicator

A new indicator of fire risk for peat moss environments that relys on Landsat 8's new blue band.

abandoned barn
Dec 14, 201645 Years of Ecosystem Carbon Storage Change Across the U.S.

The carbon implications of 45 years of land use and land cover change in the conterminous U.S.

lake in Tibet
Dec 13, 2016A Bounty of New Lakes on the Tibetan Plateau

The number of lakes and water surface area on the Tibetan Plateau has changed much faster than expected.

mekong river delta
Dec 13, 2016A Spatial Toolbox to Help Deal with Flooding in Vietnam

A new collaborative platform has been developed to help Vietnam plan for and respond to flooding.

flooding
Dec 12, 2016Mapping Historic Floods Around the World

Developing the largest database of spatial extents for historic floods.

Getz Ice Shelf
Dec 12, 2016The Shifting Boundary Between Grounded Continental Ice and the Ocean in West Antarctica

Using Landsat to closely monitor changes in ‘grounding line’ position in West Antarctica.

Taimyr reindeer
Dec 12, 2016What Satellites Can Tell Us About How Animals Will Fare in a Changing Climate

From the Arctic to the Mojave Desert, terrestrial and marine habitats are quickly changing. Satellites are particularly well-suited to observe habitat transformation and help scientists forecast what animals might do next.

Gilles Creek Fire
Dec 12, 2016How Fire Severity Impacts Soil Microbes

Finding out how fire severity affects soil microbes.

Karakoram mountain range
Dec 12, 2016Glacier Behavior in High Mountain Asia

How do glaciers respond to present climate change, in particular how have ice flows evolved over the last few decades?

Nabesna Glacier
Dec 12, 2016The Mechanics of Glacier Motion

Using Landsat 8 to document glacier velocity patterns on a mountain-range-wide scale.

Louisiana coastal marshes
Dec 12, 2016How Louisiana’s Coastal Marshes are Responding to Climate Change

Louisiana's coastal marshes are responding to climate change.

Himalayas
Dec 12, 2016Dust on a Glacier

The authors use Landsat imagery collected between 1996–2016 to analyze trends and variability in snow/ice albedo over the Himalayas.

Hamlet of Paulatuk
Dec 12, 2016The Eroding Hamlet of Paulatuk

The potential impacts of climate change on the Hamlet of Paulatuk in the Canadian Arctic are erosive.

canal structure
Dec 12, 2016Watching Water Use in the Southwest

Water use trends observed in the Southwestern U.S. over three decades.

NW Florida mangroves
Dec 12, 2016The Poleward March of Mangroves

Mangrove expansion has been observed in some subtropical locations around the world.

Antarctica
Dec 12, 2016Reassessing Mass Balance in West Antarctica

Mr. Chuter presented a poster on new mass balance estimates and velocity changes for parts of West Antarctica.

AGU logo
Dec 12, 2016Landsat Abounds at #AGU16

Over 375 presentations at this year’s AGU Fall feature Landsat.

changes to the River Ob in Siberia
Dec 9, 2016Landsat Maps Global Surface Water

Quantifying changes in global surface waters over the past 32 years.

Landsat Images Provided to the Disaster Charter This Month
Nov 30, 2016Landsat Images Provided to the Disaster Charter This Month

You can think of the Charter as a one-stop-shop for impact maps.

Map of Columbia and the state of its forests
Nov 29, 2016Boston University Researchers Use Landsat to Discern Patterns of Deforestation Through the Decades

Colombia loses hundreds of km2 of rainforest every year to agriculture and industry.

RI forest 2015
Nov 21, 2016Landsat 8 Shows Forest Cover in Rhode Island with Gypsy Moth Damage

Twin satellite views show gypsy moth destruction in Rhode Island.