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Jul 31, 2013Free Sentinel Earth Observation Data on the Horizon

Space News has reported that the European Commission has okayed free access to Sentinel data. This follows a recent European Space Agency-commissioned study that concluded that data from the Sentinel satellites should be public sector information.

Burning fields in Indonesia
Jul 30, 2013Using Landsat 8 to Locate Fires in Indonesia

In June, air pollution over Singapore and Malaysia spiked as forests in neighboring Sumatra (Indonesia) burned. Using NASA’s daily fire alerts and official national maps, the fires were located in the vicinity of oil palm and acacia tree plantations. However, the coarse resolution of the fire alerts coupled with outdated national maps, made it hard to establish culpability.

Landsat 8
Jul 30, 2013Data User Advisory

ENVI HotFix now available.

Jul 16, 2013USGS Makes Landsat 8 QA Data Tool Available

Based on functionality developed by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Land Data Operational Product Evaluation (LDOPE) team at Goddard Space Flight Center, the Toolbelt can be downloaded as a zip file that contains the executables compiled for Linux 32-Bit, Linux 64-Bit, Windows 32-Bit, and Windows 64-Bit systems, accompanied by the source code and a readme file.

Jul 11, 2013Using Landsat to Study Juneau Icefield

The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) has been examining the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield since 1946. Until the NASA Landsat program began, field measurements and aerial observations were the only means to observe the glaciers of the icefield. For more than 40 years it was Maynard Miller, U of Idaho, who led this expedition that has trained so many of today’s glaciologists. Today it is Jeff Kavanaugh, U of Alberta.

Jul 9, 2013Eco and Bio Archive

Sep 6, 2018 • Landsat Used To Predict Tree Species Distributions in Peruvian Lowland Amazonia Researchers have succeeded in producing distribution maps for a selection of important tropical tree species in Peruvian lowland Amazonia. Sep 1, 2018 • Reading the Tides: Monitoring Estuarine Habitats in Northern Australia with Landsat Australian researchers have used Landsat imagery […]

Jul 8, 2013Old Data Being Made Newly Available by USGS

As part of the Landsat Global Archive Consolidation effort, the first international Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS) data from Canada has been added to the archive! MSS data, captured by the first Landsat missions, are often the most difficult to ingest and process, but yet can be the most valuable for studies using time series.

Jul 1, 2013All Early Landsat 8 Data Available From USGS

Nearly 10,000 Landsat 8 scenes collected by the OLI and/or TIRS sensors, including the Landsat 7 underfly images before the satellite achieved operational orbit, are available to download from EarthExplorer and GloVis.