More frequent satellite observations, such as those of the Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) dataset, are needed to fully capture flood dynamics in regions experiencing short-lived, ephemeral flooding.
Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland, College Park, investigated how the acoustics of a forest can be a cost-effective indicator of its health—and Landsat allowed them to see back in time.
Landsat has shown that wildfires and climbing temperatures have caused a 6.7 percent decline in California tree cover since 1985.
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) uses satellite observations, including data from the NASA and USGS Landsat satellite series, in their efforts to work in partnership with local residents to understand and protect chimpanzee habitats.
Landsat allows herders to monitor vast expanses of desert in a way traditional field monitoring can’t support.
A new analysis found that between 34,000-38,000 could have been reduced with local increases in green vegetation in US metropolitan areas from 2000-2019.
Despite the rapid melting of ice in many parts of Antarctica during the second half of the 20th century, researchers have found that the floating ice shelves which skirt the eastern Antarctic Peninsula have undergone sustained advance over the past 20 years.
An analysis of over a million Landsat images has revealed that 4,000 square kilometres of tidal wetlands have been lost globally over twenty years.
Satellites have helped show that strong tidal activity may facilitate water-induced fracturing, or hydrofracturing, where land ice transitions to floating ice shelf and cause the meltwater lake to drain quickly, often in as little as several days.
BBC’s Follow the Food documentary series has reported on Earth observations supporting food production, market stability and on-farm decisions.
New Michigan State University research found that incorporating in-season water deficit information into remote sensing-based crop models significantly improves corn yield predictions.
Rooftop gardens and greenery can help ease some of the severe heat in cities, according to research from climate scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed an automated technique that uses Landsat to determine when swine waste lagoons were constructed and how they may have affected environmental quality.
A new mapping tool developed by UNBC researchers shows that western Canadian glaciers are shrinking at an increasing rate.
Using decades of Landsat satellite imagery, scientists at Geoscience Australia have mapped annual shoreline locations for the entirety of Australia going back more than thirty years.
Fine-tuning remote sensing to protect forests from the spread of dangerous critters.
The recent increase of Sphagnum mosses over portions of the northern peatlands known as wet aapa mires can be detected from Landsat satellite data.
Kustas’ research informed the new OpenET app that uses Landsat thermal data as a key data input.
NASA will hold a virtual media briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 21, to share a powerful, new, web-based platform to help those who rely on water resources across the drought-stricken western U.S.
Using Landsat, scientists have discovered for the first time that large scale solar parks have a cooling effect on the land surrounding them.
Field work conducted in northern Alaska is being used in concert with the Landsat satellite data record in an effort to better understand the impacts of climate change on the Arctic.
Remote sensing measurements using Landsat can help assess the effectiveness of various restoration interventions.
A new analysis of protected forests worldwide finds that protected forests are unlikely to be cut down when they are surrounded by intact forests.
For over 30 years, Dr. Beach, aka Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a professor and coast geomorphologist at Florida International University, has created a Top 10 Beach list based on criteria including water and sand quality, safety, and management. You can find his 2021 picks here and see how Landsat views them as well.