Jul 30, 2020LANDFIRE Remap Is Here

LANDFIRE has released its Remap dataset; new techniques and new data provide significant improvement.

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Jul 27, 2020Using Landsat Data to Assess Regeneration in Tropical Forests

A team of Boise State researchers is helping forecast tropical forest recovery from deforestation using Landsat satellite data.

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Jan 17, 2013Detecting Forest Change in the Southeast U.S.

The cyclical harvest and planting of trees on lands dedicated to timber and pulp production result in some of the highest rates of forest change observed in the country.

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Jan 16, 2013Determining range readiness, biomass and health

While much attention is paid to deforestation in tropical rainforests, very few comprehensive studies have been done to address changes in the Earth's temperate conifer forests.

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Jan 14, 2013Sensing Forest Disturbance: Landsat Sees Insect Outbreaks From Space

A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from a NASA and U.S. Geological Survey satellite program is resulting in, for the first time, the ability to tease out the small events that can cause big changes in an ecosystem.

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Oct 24, 2012New Study Leads the Way to Detailed Mapping of Tropical Rain Forest Types

A new study shows that widely available satellite imagery can be used to map tropical rain forests with much more detail than was previously thought possible.

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Jun 18, 2006Characterizing Forest Range Vegetation

A mosaic of Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) images with overlays of aerial photography flightlines (N-S lines) and boundaries of physiographic strata was created to help inventory the forests of Minnesota.

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Jan 15, 2000Monitoring Crop and Forest Harvests

Even though tropical deforestation is a well-known problem, the rate of deforestation in the tropics is currently known to only a very general degree. Recent research using Landsat images of forest loss over a decade from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s found that an average of 6200 square miles of forest were lost each year in the Brazilian Amazon.

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May 21, 1997Precision Farming Land Management

Susan Moran, a US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service soil scientist, based in Phoenix, AZ, developed a method to help farmers with resource management by combining Landsat images with radar data from several polar orbiting satellites.

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Jun 30, 1992Monitoring Irrigation Practices

The Imperial Valley is actually an extension of the Gulf of California, cut off from the Gulf by the Colorado River's delta fan.

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