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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

gage house on Souris River
Dec 11, 2019Mapping Past Floods to Help Predict Future Ones

Landsat has enabled a more thorough understanding of how the Central Valley landscape is impacted by floods.

Glacier Bay, locator map
Dec 11, 2019Watching Glacier Bay National Park Change

Dramatic changes in Glacier Bay National Park, not particularly evident from the ground or the deck of a cruise ship, come into sharp focus when viewed using the time series of Landsat satellite images.

Meltwater lakes form on the surface of Greenland’s Petermann Glacier
Dec 9, 2019Ice in Motion: Satellites Capture Decades of Change

New time-lapse videos of Earth’s glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space are providing scientists with new insights into how the planet’s frozen regions are changing.

mangrove roots in Australia
Dec 4, 2019Mapping the Mighty Mangrove

A new longitudinal study from Australia has harnessed thirty years of NASA/USGS Landsat data to map the nationwide movement and migration of mangrove forests.

Calving front of Helheim Glacier
Aug 28, 2019Landsat Illustrates Five Decades of Change to Greenland Glaciers

The branching network of glaciers that empty into Greenland’s Sermilik Fjord has changed significantly in the last half century.

Ice Area Changes for Langjökull Group Ice Caps, Iceland
Aug 19, 2019Tribute to a Glacier That Is No More

A memorial was placed on top of the volcano where Okjökull Glacier’s ice once flowed.

Forest damaged by tornado
Jul 29, 2019Tornadoes, Windstorms Pave Way for Lasting Plant Invasions

Landsat shows that large blowdown areas in southern Illinois forests are more heavily invaded by invasive species and slower to recover than smaller areas after a tornado.

Landsat Ice Stream
Jun 17, 2019Introducing Landsat Ice Stream

Seven ice features in western Antarctica have been named for Earth-observation satellites, including one named for Landsat.

Elfin cloud forest
Apr 17, 2019Neotropical Cloud Forests to Lose What Most Defines Them: Clouds

If greenhouse gas emissions continue increasing as they have been, 90% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests would be affected as early as 2060.

surging glaciers in the Panama region
Apr 8, 2019Glaciers Lose 9 Trillion Tons of Ice in Half a Century

An international team used classical glaciological field observations combined with a wealth of information from various satellite missions to painstakingly calculate how much ice has been lost or gained by 19 different glacierized regions around the world.

Yukon Flats land cover
Mar 27, 2019Landsat, Permafrost Data Offer Insight into Arctic Lake Dynamics

Remarkably little is known about the subsurface connections between the thousands of lakes scattered across ecoregions like Yukon Flats; this study sheds light on those lakes.

Klinaklini Glacier in 2018
Jan 30, 2019New Research Shows Significant Decline of Glaciers in Western North America

The first comprehensive assessment of glacier mass loss for all regions in western North America (excluding Alaskan glaciers) suggests that ice masses throughout western North America are in significant decline.

ice covered Antarctica
Jan 28, 2019Antarctica Losing Six Times More Ice Mass Annually Now Than 40 Years Ago

Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017.

Adelie penguin colonies
Dec 12, 2018Determining Penguin Diet with Landsat (and Piles of Poo)

Scientists are now able to determine what penguins are eating from space.