May 2018


NPS Kenai Fjords map
May 8, 2018National Park Service Cartographer Tom Patterson Talks Landsat

National Park Service cartographer Tom Patterson's mapmaking process often incorporates information from Landsat.

still from Open Air
Feb 22, 2018Artist Grayson Cooke Explores the Forces that Shape Earth with Landsat

“Open Air” is a media project of Australia-based artist Grayson Cooke that features Landsat 8 imagery as it explores how time and elemental forces work together to shape our planet. In “Open Air,” Cooke plays with sense of Read more [...]

ice on vitus lake, bering glacier
Dec 15, 2017Traveling Back in Time to Follow Glacier Trends with IceTrendr

Revealing the dynamic nature of glaciers.

Fox glacier
Dec 15, 2017Taking Inventory of New Zealand’s Glaciers

Glaciers have been receeding rapidly in many parts of the world, including New Zealand.

clearcut mangrove in Tanzania
Dec 15, 2017Global Mangrove Mapping with Landsat

The area of mangrove wetlands around the world has been declining over recent decades.

River Findhorn
Dec 14, 2017Measuring the Wide World of Rivers

Using Landsat to measure river widths around the world.

tidal marshes
Dec 14, 2017Calculating Carbon: Tidal Marsh Contributions

Modeling the aboveground biomass and carbon of tidal marshes across the U.S.

kelp on Falkland Islands
Dec 14, 2017Floating Forests: Citizen Scientists are Mapping Giant Kelp with Landsat

Learn more about the huge citizen science kelp mapping endeavor called Floating Forests.

clear water in Florida Keys
Dec 13, 2017What Lies Beneath: Mapping Benthic Habitats with Landsat

A method for mapping coral reefs or other benthic habitats over time.

Murray River
Dec 13, 2017Graphing a Path to Survival: Habitat Connectivity in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin

Quantifying the impact of historic land-use and hydroclimatic variability on landscape connectivity dynamics across Australia’s breadbasket.

birth of iceberg A-68
Dec 12, 2017How Scientists Watched the Larsen C Ice Shelf Give Birth to an Iceberg in the Polar Night

Using Landsat 8's thermal data to monitor calving events in Antarctica.

How Do Coastal Marshes Respond to Climate Change?
Dec 12, 2017How Do Coastal Marshes Respond to Climate Change?

Using Landsat data from 1984-2014 to investigate the blue carbon change in Louisiana's coastal marshes.

Mt. Etna
Dec 12, 2017Near Real Time Monitoring of Volcanic Eruptions

Using Earth Observation data to monitor volcanic eruptions.

An example HLS product
Dec 12, 2017Using Landsat and Sentinel-2 Data in Harmony

HLS offers a seamless data set of surface reflectance observations.

Nunavut, Canada
Dec 11, 2017Water in Flux—Monitoring Shifting Water Body Sizes in Canada

Monitoring surface water trends in North Western Canada.

Palo Verde diversion dam
Dec 11, 2017Farm Crops for City Drops: Assessing Water Right Transfers With Landsat

Thirty-one years of observed water use trends in the Southwestern U.S.

Sarasota Bridge
Dec 11, 2017Shedding Light on Watershed Management Priorities

Learn more about a water quality modeling tool known as SPARROW.

Uncharted globes on display
Nov 14, 2017Uncharted Exhibit in Sioux Falls

This week at the Pecora 20 conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Uncharted, a cartographic art installation, will be on display.

People & Projects Shaping the Future of Land Imaging: <br />Introducing S.J. Ben Yoo
May 22, 2017People & Projects Shaping the Future of Land Imaging:
Introducing S.J. Ben Yoo


To learn how current investments could impact the future of Landsat we are conducting a series of interviews with ESTO-funded researchers working on technology for the Landsat 10 era and beyond.

Florida Bay and Everglades
Apr 27, 2017Landsat365

Each day of 2017, a project called Landsat365 is sharing a stunning Landsat 8 image with the public.

Descartes Labs map site
Feb 9, 2017Descartes Labs Releases 3.1 Trillion Pixel Landsat 8 Mosaic

Descartes Labs released a 3.1-trillion pixel, cloud-free Landsat 8 composite image of the world along with two others based on the European Union's Sentinel satellites on Feb. 6, 2017.

map of aCDOM440
Dec 16, 2016Mapping Dissolved Organic Matter in Tropical Inland Waters with Landsat 8

Using Landsat 8 to map the colored dissolved organic matter of inland tropical waters.

volcano in iceland
Dec 16, 2016Creating a Volcanic Plume Elevation Model

Using Landsat 8 to create three-dimensional maps of volcanic ash plumes.

Uncertainty at the Forest's Edge
Dec 16, 2016Uncertainty at the Forest’s Edge

What edge effect means for U.S. southeastern forests.

Yamouk River Valley
Dec 16, 2016Managing Water in Conflict-Torn Regions

Understanding the relationship between land use and river flows in the Yarmouk basin.

jackrabbit
Dec 16, 2016Managing Brush on Western Rangelands

An approach for evaluating brush management conservation.

Ucayali River movements
Dec 16, 2016The Secret Lives of Migrating Rivers

The avalanching dynamics of meandering rivers.

forest inventory
Dec 16, 2016How FastEmap is Helping Foresters

A new a tool to help with annual forest mapping.

Sierra Nevada Mountains
Dec 15, 2016Extreme Event: 2012-2015 Snowpack Drought in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

The water year 2015 peak snowpack was found to be the lowest over the 65-year reconstruction of peak annual snow water equivalent.

Folgefonna glacier
Dec 15, 2016A New Way to Map Glaciers

Using Landsat time-series analysis to map glaciers.

ducks
Dec 15, 2016Tracking Water Resources in California’s Central Valley

A near real-time water resources tracking and decision-support system for the Central Valley of California.

water dynamics map river confluence
Dec 15, 2016Watching Water Dynamics

How much has surface water extent varied in space and time through the past 17 years?

Hume Dame
Dec 15, 2016Environmental Flows: Managing Water in the Murray Darling Basin

How seasonal flooding impacts riparian vegetation in Australia's Murray Darling Basin.

forest near Mt. Hood
Dec 15, 2016Fingerprinting Carbon Loss in Pacific Northwest Forests

Looking at the causes of carbon loss in Pacific Northwest forests.

Helena Forest Service
Dec 15, 2016A More Detailed Map for Forest Managers

A Landsat-based continuous mapping method to enable better forest management.

Springtime on an Urban Heat Island
Dec 15, 2016Springtime on an Urban Heat Island

How the urban heat island of Boston affects the growing season of vegetation in and around the city.

Medellin at dusk
Dec 15, 2016Mapping Cities Worldwide

We know very little about cities worldwide. In many instances we have little idea about the use and morphology of cities.

snowmelt dates for Alaska
Dec 15, 2016Mapping Snowmelt in the Arctic

The extensive Landsat record has been analyzed to map the climatalogical normal date of snowmelt for large areas of the Arctic.

livestock, Pamir Mountains
Dec 15, 2016The 2015 Surge of Kelayayilake Glacier

In May 2015, a severe glacier surge struck the eastern Pamir.

Nevado Coropuna
Dec 14, 2016A Glacierized Volcano in Peru & El Niño

How the El Niño Southern Oscillation impacts snow cover of a glacierized volcano in Peru.

Punak Jaya glacier
Dec 14, 2016Decline of the Last Glaciers in the Eastern Tropics

The glaciers of Puncak Jaya have continued their decline.

tornado damage Perry Co. 2015
Dec 14, 2016Surveying Damage after Severe Weather Events

Imagery, like Landsat's, offers an overhead view to NWS personnel.

Komodo Mangroves
Dec 14, 2016A New Fire Risk Indicator

A new indicator of fire risk for peat moss environments that relys on Landsat 8's new blue band.

abandoned barn
Dec 14, 201645 Years of Ecosystem Carbon Storage Change Across the U.S.

The carbon implications of 45 years of land use and land cover change in the conterminous U.S.

lake in Tibet
Dec 13, 2016A Bounty of New Lakes on the Tibetan Plateau

The number of lakes and water surface area on the Tibetan Plateau has changed much faster than expected.

mekong river delta
Dec 13, 2016A Spatial Toolbox to Help Deal with Flooding in Vietnam

A new collaborative platform has been developed to help Vietnam plan for and respond to flooding.

flooding
Dec 12, 2016Mapping Historic Floods Around the World

Developing the largest database of spatial extents for historic floods.

Getz Ice Shelf
Dec 12, 2016The Shifting Boundary Between Grounded Continental Ice and the Ocean in West Antarctica

Using Landsat to closely monitor changes in ‘grounding line’ position in West Antarctica.

Gilles Creek Fire
Dec 12, 2016How Fire Severity Impacts Soil Microbes

Finding out how fire severity affects soil microbes.

Karakoram mountain range
Dec 12, 2016Glacier Behavior in High Mountain Asia

How do glaciers respond to present climate change, in particular how have ice flows evolved over the last few decades?