Landsat News

Camp Fire smoke

Feb 19, 2019The Synoptic View of California’s Camp Fire: A Scorching Reality of Today’s Fires

Sprawling urban fires that once plagued civilization were thought to be a thing the past—the Camp Fire let us know they are back.

C.J. Loria

Feb 19, 2019Loria Named New EROS Center Director

C.J. Loria will oversee Landsat satellite and Earth imaging operations.

First in a Series of Landsat 9 Ground Readiness Tests is Successful

Feb 15, 2019First in a Series of Landsat 9 Ground Readiness Tests is Successful

Landsat 9 Ground System development team members executed the first of a series of Ground Readiness Tests this week.

Examples of Landsat Level-3 data products

Feb 13, 2019New Landsat Level-3 Products Released

The USGS has developed research-quality, applications-ready, Landsat Level-3 Science Products that are now available for download from EarthExplorer.

Land Cover image/photo

Feb 7, 2019How You Can Help Make a Better World Land Map

Using the technology inside your phone, you can help scientists classify land cover and track changes.

animation of river meandering

Feb 6, 2019Sharp Bends Make Rivers Meander, As Landsat Attests

Turns out, the rate of river migration is directly linked to how sharp its bends are.

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.

mudflat invertebrates sampling

Jan 28, 2019Loss of Intertidal Ecosystem Exposes Coastal Communities

The study used machine-learning to analyze more than 700,000 Landsat images to map changing global distribution of intertidal areas over a 30-year period.

growing city sizes

Dec 14, 2018As Cities Grow, So Does the Urban Growing Season

New insights on how vegetation phenology in urban and surrounding areas respond to urbanization.

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