Landsat Science Archive

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.

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