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Kaiyu Guan and Chongya Jiang
Mar 20, 2020New Satellite-Based Algorithm Pinpoints Crop Water Use

A new satellite-driven biophysical model can make accurate forecasts of crop water use that are critical for farmland water management and sustainability.

William T. Pecora Award Nominations Now Being Accepted
Mar 20, 2020William T. Pecora Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Nominations for the 2020 William T. Pecora Award are now being accepted through May 1, 2020.

bull kelp
Mar 5, 2020Landsat Boosts Understanding of Climate Change’s Impact on Kelp

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.

Tuscan countryside
Mar 5, 2020Landsat Gives Epidemiologists Key Insights

How the fields of epidemiology and remote sensing intersect to help the public.

Brazilian Atlantic rainforest
Feb 26, 2020Destruction of Atlantic Rainforest Tied to Local Temperature Increases

Considered one of the world’s richest and most endangered forests, the Atlantic rainforest occupies 15% of Brazil’s landmass in an area that is home to 72% of the population.

Landsat 8 image of ice covering Yukon River
Feb 25, 2020Landsat Reveals Vanishing River Ice

The extent of wintertime river ice has declined by 2.5 percentage points globally over the past three decades.

Zhuhai, China
Feb 14, 2020Landsat Provides “Complete Perspective” of Wetland Loss in China

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.

children playing near the Sesan River
Feb 13, 2020Hydropower Dams Cool Rivers in the Mekong River Basin, Landsat Shows

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.

sprinklers
Feb 12, 2020Landsat: Farming Data From Space

With Landsat data, farmers can find new ways to grow more crops with less water.

Wetland habitat map of Lake George in Uganda
Feb 2, 2020Space Key to Wetland Conservation

Wetlands worldwide are vanishing at an alarming rate. New satellite-informed maps produced by ESA’s GlobWetland Africa project show how satellite observations can be used for the effective use and management of wetlands in Africa.

Flood and landslide analysis in Madagascar
Jan 27, 2020Mapping it Out: Flooding & Landslides in Madagascar

Landsat continues to support the International Disaster Charter.

the view towards Chola Glacier, beneath Cholatse peak
Jan 10, 2020Landsat Reveals Expanding Plant Life in the Everest Region

Plant life is expanding in the area around Mount Everest, and across the Himalayan region, new research shows.

L9 integration
Jan 9, 2020Landsat 9: The Pieces Come Together

Landsat 9’s two science instruments are now attached to the spacecraft.

A northern pintail duck
Dec 20, 2019Predicting Waterbird Habitat in California

Ecologists are using Landsat to locate waterbird habitat that may be vulnerable in dry years.

Tokyo
Dec 18, 2019Understanding the Ecological and Environmental Impacts of Urbanization

Landsat-based urban extent and phenology indicators provide new information about urban environments.

mining site
Dec 14, 2019Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining

Landsat helps monitor changes in artisanal gold mining areas, enabling land managers to prevent and remedy environmental impacts.

Bull Run reservoir
Dec 13, 2019Fire & Water: How Wildfires Can Impact Drinking Water

Fires in forested watersheds that support drinking water supplies can introduce contaminants that overwhelm current treatment capabilities. Earth observation data are helping.

EVI2 map of Central CA
Dec 13, 2019Using NASA’s Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 Product to Give Farmers Real-Time Crop Health Information

IndigoAg is using HLS data to help fulfill its mission of making farms more profitable and sustainable.

Soldier Meadows
Dec 13, 2019When a River Runs Through Drylands

There is a dance between the vegetation that thrives along a river’s edge and the availability of water; with Landsat, that relationship is now being understood in ways not previously possible.

Sachs Harbor
Dec 12, 2019Coastal Change in the Northwest Territories

Southwest Banks Island has experienced the deleterious effects of climate change.