Apr 08, 2019Discovering New Thermal Areas in Yellowstone's Dynamic Landscape

Over the last 20 years, a new thermal area has developed in Yellowstone. Landsat 8 is on the case.

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Dec 11, 2018Monitoring Forest Health Amid Oil and Gas Extraction

Following changes in long-term forest health around oil and gas wells in the Pennsylvania State Forest.

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Mar 15, 2018Land Under Water: Estimating Hydropower’s Land Use Impacts

A team of Norwegian-based researchers has developed an innovative way to describe how much land it takes to generate a kilowatt-hour of electricity from hydropower.

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Dec 16, 2015Assessing Longwall Mining Impacts on the Forests Above

Erin Pfeil-McCullough, a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, gave a talk at #AGU15 on insights that she has gained from her research to determine what impacts longwall mining has on forest canopies above as the ground subsides and local hydrology is altered.

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May 09, 2013Landsat Images Provide the Gold Standard for New Earth Applications

Images from Landsat satellites provided free to the public by the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey were the starting points for “a new breakthrough” reported today by Time and announced on the Official Google Blog.

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Aug 07, 2011Landsat Satellites Track Yellowstone's Underground Heat

Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a vast, ancient, and still active volcano.

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Feb 10, 2008Establishing Historical Land Cover

USGS and NASA researchers teamed together in a highly ambitious effort to reconstruct historical land cover and biophysical parameters of the eastern U.S.

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Jul 02, 2007Landsat Helps Document Alaska Coastal Erosion

An article by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists on documentation of coastal land loss, lake expansion and drainage in Alaska from 1955–2005 was recently published in the July issue of Geology, a Geological Society of America publication.

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Jun 14, 2007Landsat Watches as China Constructs Giant Dam

Some call it the eighth wonder of world. Others say it's the next Great Wall of China. Upon completion in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam along China’s Yangtze River will be the world's largest hydroelectric power generator and one of the few man-made structures so enormous that it's actually visible to the naked eye from space.

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