Grape growers like Gallo are using data from Earth-observing satellites to better track soil and vine moisture levels, understand vine water use and plan grapevine irrigation.
A new satellite-driven biophysical model can make accurate forecasts of crop water use that are critical for farmland water management and sustainability.
Landsat imagery shows that bull kelp canopy area can vary dramatically from year to year, and that long-term population trends vary from reef to reef.
Intertidal wetlands significantly contribute to China’s environmental and ecological diversity, but are facing unprecedented pressures from anthropogenic development, as well as the threat of future sea level rise.
Researchers used Landsat satellites to track changes in surface water temperature for the Sekong, Sesan and Srepok rivers. Within one year of the opening of a major dam, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 3.6ºF.
Fires in forested watersheds that support drinking water supplies can introduce contaminants that overwhelm current treatment capabilities. Earth observation data are helping.
New Mexico is one of the most arid states in the US, and precise and accurate information on water use is of utmost importance.
The intensity of summer algal blooms has increased over the past three decades, according to a first-ever global survey of dozens of large, freshwater lakes.
With limited resources to dedicate to monitoring for harmful algal blooms, water managers are looking to new technologies from NASA and its partners to detect and monitor potential hazards in lakes and reservoirs.
A group of researchers have used Landsat data to help solve a case of missing mangroves in Saudi Arabia’s Jubail Conservation.
Remarkably little is known about the subsurface connections between the thousands of lakes scattered across ecoregions like Yukon Flats; this study sheds light on those lakes.
Turns out, the rate of river migration is directly linked to how sharp its bends are.
The study used machine-learning to analyze more than 700,000 Landsat images to map changing global distribution of intertidal areas over a 30-year period.
For larger rivers, Landsat provides a rich dataset to define spatiotemporal patterns of channel shifting.
A new method to use the full Landsat archive to produce annual maps of irrigated area over the High Plains Aquifer in the central United States.
Making annual high-resolution agricultural subsurface drainage maps for the Northern Great Plains regions using multiple satellite and model datasets with Google Earth Engine.
There is evidence of oyster reefs driving estuary-scale detention of freshwater in the Suwannee Sound.
Australian researchers have used Landsat imagery to map coastal habitats critical to threatened and migratory species in northern Australia.