Videos

Listen and see… stories about Landsat.

Heimdal Glacier

Dec 23, 2016
Landsat 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.

Mike Wulder

Jul 12, 2016
Landsat & Lasers: Your Job is to Monitor 860 Million Acres of Forest, Go!

Landsat Science Team member, Mike Wulder, spoke with the International Boreal Forest Research Association last year during their May 2015 conference in Rovaniemi, Finland.

wheat

Jun 27, 2016
Agriculture: The View From Space

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations published an audio article about using geospatial data, including Landsat, to monitor would agriculture on soundcloud.

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

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 public better understand how the face of […]

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 […]