Landsat News

Landsat 9 Ground System and Mission Operation Plans Well on Track for Launch

Apr 3, 2020Landsat 9 Ground System and Mission Operation Plans Well on Track for Launch

Landsat 9 has successfully passed its Mission Operations Review.

Kaiyu Guan and Chongya Jiang

Mar 20, 2020New Satellite-Based Algorithm Pinpoints Crop Water Use

A new satellite-driven biophysical model can make accurate forecasts of crop water use that are critical for farmland water management and sustainability.

William T. Pecora Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Mar 20, 2020William T. Pecora Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Nominations for the 2020 William T. Pecora Award are now being accepted through May 1, 2020.

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.

Tuscan countryside

Mar 5, 2020Landsat Gives Epidemiologists Key Insights

How the fields of epidemiology and remote sensing intersect to help the public.

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.

Zhuhai, China

Feb 14, 2020Landsat Provides “Complete Perspective” of Wetland Loss in China

Intertidal wetlands significantly contribute to China’s environmental and ecological diversity, but are facing unprecedented pressures from anthropogenic development, as well as the threat of future sea level rise.

children playing near the Sesan River

Feb 13, 2020Hydropower Dams Cool Rivers in the Mekong River Basin, Landsat Shows

Researchers used Landsat satellites to track changes in surface water temperature for the Sekong, Sesan and Srepok rivers. Within one year of the opening of a major dam, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 3.6ºF.

sprinklers

Feb 12, 2020Landsat: Farming Data From Space

With Landsat data, farmers can find new ways to grow more crops with less water.

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