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++ Important TIRS calibration notice from USGS, April 25, 2017: “Stray light from far out-of-field has affected the Landsat 8 Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) absolute calibration since launch. An algorithm to correct for this issue was developed and implemented into the processing system in February 2017.”

Jul 18, 2018 • NASA Debuts Online Toolkit to Promote Commercial Use of Satellite Data

While NASA’s policy of free and open remote-sensing data has long benefited the scientific community, other government agencies and nonprofit organizations, it has significant untapped potential for commercialization.

Jul 18, 2018 • Global Study of World’s Beaches Shows Threat to Protected Areas

A first-of-its-kind survey of the world’s sandy shorelines with satellite data found that they have increased slightly on a global scale over the past three decades but decreased in protected marine areas, where many beaches are eroding.

Jul 17, 2018 • Churning in the Chukchi Sea

Regardless of the amount of winter ice cover, the waters off of the Alaskan coast usually come alive each spring with blooms of phytoplankton.

Jul 17, 2018 • Churning in the Chukchi Sea

Regardless of the amount of winter ice cover, the waters off of the Alaskan coast usually come alive each spring with blooms of phytoplankton.

Jul 2, 2018 • Help NASA Track and Predict Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreaks

Citizen science data plus NASA Earth observations help researchers investigate environmental factors that cause mosquitoes to thrive.

May 8, 2018 • Spring Color in the North Sea

Warm air and sunlight beget warmer ocean waters and provoke blooms of the “grass of the sea”—phytoplankton.

May 8, 2018 • Spring Color in the North Sea

Warm air and sunlight beget warmer ocean waters and provoke blooms of the “grass of the sea”—phytoplankton.