Glen Canyon Dam

Mar 15, 2018
Land 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.

longwall mining machine

Dec 16, 2015
Assessing 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 […]

May 9, 2013
Landsat Images Provide the Gold Standard for New Earth Applications

May 9, 2013 • 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 […]

Yellowstone National Park

Aug 7, 2011
Landsat Satellites Track Yellowstone’s Underground Heat

Aug 7, 2011 • Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a vast, ancient, and still active volcano. Heat pours off its underground magma chamber, and is the fuel for Yellowstone’s famous features—more than 10,000 hot springs, mud pots, […]

Feb 10, 2008
Establishing Historical Land Cover

Feb 10, 2008 • USGS and NASA researchers teamed together in a highly ambitious effort to reconstruct historical land cover and biophysical parameters of the eastern U.S. Their resulting data sets will support future climate modeling, […]

Coastal erosion and lake evolution between 1985 and 2005 near Cape Halkett

Jul 2, 2007
Landsat Helps Document Alaska Coastal Erosion

Jul 2, 2007 • 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 […]

The Yangtze River in 1987 and 2006

Jun 14, 2007
Landsat Watches as China Constructs Giant Dam

Jun 14, 2007 • 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 […]