Landsat’s Critical Role in Responding to Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters Specifics
Sprawling urban fires that once plagued civilization were thought to be a thing the past—the Camp Fire let us know they are back.
For larger rivers, Landsat provides a rich dataset to define spatiotemporal patterns of channel shifting.
Fires play an important role in regulating forest density, vegetation water use, and runoff.
A new Burned Area algorithm has been developed by USGS to identify burned areas in images across the Landsat archive.
As global temperatures rise, melting permafrost is expected to cause more frequent and hazardous landslides.