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Landsat Images Provided to the Disaster Charter, May 2017
May 31, 2017Landsat Images Provided to the Disaster Charter, May 2017

This month, 34 Landsat scenes were ingested by the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System to provide data for Charter activations.



Landsat 8 image, 1M+
May 31, 2017Landsat 8 Scenes Top 1 Million

As of today, there are now over 1 million Landsat 8 scenes available to download from the Landsat archive.



Magnetic Island intertidal zone
May 25, 2017Welcome to the Intertidal Zone:
Mapping Australia’s Coast with Landsat

Using 28 years of Landsat data, an Australian research team has created a continent-wide intertidal zone extent map for the whole of the Australian coast.



Be Part of the Next Landsat Science Team
May 24, 2017Be Part of the Next Landsat Science Team

The USGS, in cooperation with NASA, is requesting proposals for membership on the 2018-2023 Landsat Science Team.



People & Projects Shaping the Future of Land Imaging: <br />Introducing S.J. Ben Yoo
May 22, 2017People & Projects Shaping the Future of Land Imaging:
Introducing S.J. Ben Yoo

To learn how current investments could impact the future of Landsat we are conducting a series of interviews with ESTO-funded researchers working on technology for the Landsat 10 era and beyond.



Mt. St. Helens, 37 Years of Recovery
May 18, 2017Mt. St. Helens, 37 Years of Recovery

In the decades since the Mount St. Helens eruption, scientists have studied the recovery of the ecosystem around the mountain using the Landsat series of satellites.



trees in Myanmar
May 17, 2017Myanmar’s Extensive Forests Are Declining Rapidly

The loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated in the past decade, according to a study by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists and partners.



forest near Mt. Rainer
May 16, 2017“Listening to Landscapes” Wins Science’s People Choice Award for 2017 Data Stories Contest

The data animation based on LandTrendr-derived land cover change illustrates the effects of political boundaries on forest cover as well as the relationship between insect infestations and forest fire behavior.



algal bloom in Lake Erie 2015
May 15, 2017How Landsat Data Led to a Breakthrough for Lake Erie Toxic Algal Blooms

With the growing frequency and magnitude of toxic freshwater algal blooms becoming an increasingly worrisome public health concern, Carnegie scientists Jeff Ho and Anna Michalak, along with colleagues, have made new advances in understanding the drivers behind Lake Erie blooms and their implications for lake restoration.



Chesapeake Bay tributary
May 2, 2017Revolutionizing Land Cover and Land Change Research

A new initiative called Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection provides definitive, timely information on how, why, and where the planet is changing.