Harmful algal blooms pose a health risk to fish and other wildlife as well as humans; satellites, including Landsat, are helping public health officials keep people safe.
Landsat helps water resource managers know where to look for dangerous algal blooms in Utah lakes.
The SERVIR team has developed models for groundwater demand based on Earth observations for parameters like rainfall and surface water from satellite missions.
Landsat shows some of the ways in which COVID-19 is changing the environment.
Satellite images are helping to reveal how COVID-19 lockdown measures are impacting food security, urban surface heat, water quality and aquatic ecosystems, and more in NASA-funded studies.
Using 30 years of Landsat data, researchers have found that the volume of glacial lakes worldwide has increased by about 50% since 1990.
The use of satellite data by environmental managers tracking harmful algal bloom outbreaks along lakefronts and coasts can result in earlier detections that yield significant savings on healthcare, lost work hours and other economic costs.
Study of two metro areas finds where parks, trees and other green spaces are located.
How the fields of epidemiology and remote sensing intersect to help the public.
Landsat helps monitor changes in artisanal gold mining areas, enabling land managers to prevent and remedy environmental impacts.