Lake Imja
Aug 31, 2020Global Survey Using Landsat Shows Dramatic Growth of Glacial Lakes

Using 30 years of Landsat data, researchers have found that the volume of glacial lakes worldwide has increased by about 50% since 1990.

Tropical Forest in Colombia
Aug 27, 2020Pinpointing Tropical Forests with High Ecological ‘Quality’

Landsat and ICESat-2 satellite data have made it possible for scientists to develop maps showing the “quality” of tropical forests.

early atmospheric transmission curve
Aug 26, 2020The Intervening Atmosphere:
Tracing the Provenance of a Favorite Landsat Infographic

Learn more about the atmospheric transmission data used for our Landsat spectral band comparison graphic.

Landsat 8 image of Río Cauto Delta
Aug 18, 2020NASA Study Maps the Roots of Global Mangrove Loss

Using Landsat, researchers have created the first map of the causes of change in global mangrove habitats between 2000 and 2016—a valuable tool to aid conservation efforts for these vital coastline defenders.

Landsat image from Beck video
Aug 17, 2020‘Hyperlife’ Video from Beck/NASA Collaboration Features Landsat 8

In Beck’s “Hyperlife” video, the abstract beauty of our planet morphs from geographic location to location with the flow of the etherial track.

Virginia Norwood, 1963
Aug 7, 2020Virginia T. Norwood: The Mother of Landsat

We have Virginia Norwood to thank for the design and engineering that made the Landsat program a success and set the path for modern Earth observation.