Mapping Global Forest Change with Landsat: Discussion, Demonstration, Q&A
Nov 26, 2013Mapping Global Forest Change with Landsat: Discussion, Demonstration, Q&A

Authors of a paper published in Science on Nov. 17—Matt Hansen (UMD), Rebecca Moore (Google), Tom Loveland (USGS), Jeff Masek (NASA), Paulina Arroyo (Moore Foundation)—spoke about their research analyzing global forest change using Landsat data during a Google+ Hangout on Monday, Nov. 19.

Geographia: From Antiquity to the Space Age
Nov 21, 2013Geographia: From Antiquity to the Space Age

From the petroglyphs of ancient societies to the stunning views of our planet from space, humans have endeavored to visualize and accurately map our world. As early geographers recorded the experiences from travelers and merchants, they created lists of places and geographic features.

Landsat 8, artist's rendition
Nov 21, 2013NASA & USGS to Host a Sustainable Land Imaging Users Forum

On December 4, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA will host an event in which leadership from both agencies will provide details about how user needs will be assessed to help inform NASA’s Sustainable Land Imaging Program.

Landsat Science Team
Nov 19, 2013Landsat Science Team Presentations Available

USGS has posted all of the presentations given during the Landsat Science Team Meeting that took place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota Oct. 29–31, 2013. During the meeting the status of team Landsat 8 investigations were reviewed, plans for improving Landsat science products were established, and the status and requirements for a sustainable land imaging program were discussed.

North American forest changes 2000–2012
Nov 15, 2013When Trees Fall, Landsat Maps Them

The ravages of deforestation, wildfires, windstorms and insects on global forests during this century are revealed in unprecedented detail in a new study based on Landsat data.

Landsat 8 Reprocessing Rescheduled (Revised)
Nov 14, 2013Landsat 8 Reprocessing Rescheduled (Revised)

The majority of the radiometric calibration changes indicated in the October 25, 2013 calibration notice have been deferred to early-2014, to coincide with a software update for the Landsat Product Generation System (LPGS). Therefore, reprocessing of the entire Landsat 8 archive will not occur before early-2014.

Springtime temp, 2090
Nov 13, 2013NASA Brings Earth Science ‘Big Data’ to the Cloud with Amazon Web Services

NASA and Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) of Seattle, Wash., are making a large collection of NASA climate and Earth science satellite data available to research and educational users through the AWS cloud.

Landsat 8 image of Rim Fire
Nov 7, 2013Wildfire Science Returns to Rim Fire

Although dousing the flames was foremost in people’s minds during the recent Rim Fire in Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park, U.S. Geological Survey scientific work continues well after the fire is out. USGS scientists are continuing their critical research characterizing the hidden dangers faced after large wildfires.