December 2016


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.

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

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

soybean field
Dec 16, 2016Mapping 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.

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

The avalanching dynamics of meandering rivers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

flooding
Dec 12, 2016Mapping Historic Floods Around the World

Developing the largest database of spatial extents for historic floods.

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

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

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.