Landsat News

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.

Wetland habitat map of Lake George in Uganda

Feb 2, 2020Space Key to Wetland Conservation

Wetlands worldwide are vanishing at an alarming rate. New satellite-informed maps produced by ESA’s GlobWetland Africa project show how satellite observations can be used for the effective use and management of wetlands in Africa.

Flood and landslide analysis in Madagascar

Jan 27, 2020Mapping it Out: Flooding & Landslides in Madagascar

Landsat continues to support the International Disaster Charter.

the view towards Chola Glacier, beneath Cholatse peak

Jan 10, 2020Landsat Reveals Expanding Plant Life in the Everest Region

Plant life is expanding in the area around Mount Everest, and across the Himalayan region, new research shows.

L9 integration

Jan 9, 2020Landsat 9: The Pieces Come Together

Landsat 9’s two science instruments are now attached to the spacecraft.

A northern pintail duck

Dec 20, 2019Predicting Waterbird Habitat in California

Ecologists are using Landsat to locate waterbird habitat that may be vulnerable in dry years.

Tokyo

Dec 18, 2019Understanding the Ecological and Environmental Impacts of Urbanization

Landsat-based urban extent and phenology indicators provide new information about urban environments.

mining site

Dec 14, 2019Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining

Landsat helps monitor changes in artisanal gold mining areas, enabling land managers to prevent and remedy environmental impacts.

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