Landsat Science Archive

Antarctic ice flow map

Feb 20, 2018New Study Brings Antarctic Ice Loss Into Sharper Focus

A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean.

Landsat 9 Cryocooler Delivered Ahead of Schedule

Feb 14, 2018Landsat 9 Cryocooler Delivered Ahead of Schedule

Ball Aerospace delivered the TIRS-2 Flight Cryocooler for the Landsat 9 TIRS-2 instrument ahead of schedule to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Landsat Summer 2017 Science Team Summary Available

Feb 13, 2018Landsat Summer 2017 Science Team Summary Available

A five-page summary of the 2017 Landsat Science Team Summer Meeting is now available.

Landsat 8

Feb 9, 2018Seeing Earth From Space Never Gets Old: Five Years of Landsat 8

Landsat 8 continues a streak of engineering and science success unmatched in spaceflight.

L8 launch

Feb 9, 2018Landsat 8 at Five

Landsat 8 marks five years since launch.

Martha Anderson

Feb 5, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—Monitoring Crop Land with Martha Anderson

Martha Anderson talks about the value of Landsat and its thermal data for understanding agricultural lands.

Leif Olmanson

Jan 30, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—Minnesota Lakes with Leif Olmanson

Leif Olmanson talks about the value of Landsat data for monitoring the thousands of lakes in Minnesota.

water quality map

Jan 26, 2018UNESCO Launches a Pioneering Tool to Monitor Water Quality

Using data from Landsat and Sentinel-2, UNESCO is providing freshwater quality information at the global scale.

Barbara Ryan

Jan 23, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—Free & Open Landsat Archive with Barbara Ryan

Barbara Ryan, Director of GEO talks about the distribution of Landsat data.

Mike Wulder

Jan 16, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—Monitoring Canada’s Forest with Mike Wulder

In this USGS Landsat in Action video Mike Wulder of Canada’s Forest Service talks about the value Landsat images have for mapping and monitoring Canada’s forested areas.

Tom Loveland

Jan 12, 2018Landsat Science Team Co-chair Talks to SDPB Radio

Tom Loveland spoke with reporter Cara Hetland from South Dakota Public Broadcasting about his role as co-chair of the Landsat Science Team and the team itself.

Hankui Zhang

Jan 11, 2018Satellite-based Program to More Accurately Identify Land Cover

A new program uses Landsat satellite data to automatically categorize what’s on the ground more accurately than other land cover products.

John Schott

Jan 9, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—Tracking Water Changes with John Schott

John Schott discusses using Landsat Data over the years and how its thermal data tracks temperature changes in water bodies.

Adam Lewis

Jan 2, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action — Open Data in Australia with Adam Lewis

Adam Lewis talks about the value of Landsat data, the importance of free and open policy, and how analysis ready data is advancing earth observing science.

peatland in Sumatra

Dec 28, 2017Open Digital Mapping For Assessing Carbon Storage in Tropical Peatlands

Tropical peatland can be mapped accurately using freely-available remote sensing data and open source software.

Kelp

Dec 21, 2017Thousands of Citizen-Scientists Help Researchers Map Kelp Forests

Kelp forests are beautiful but fragile habitats for a wide array of plant and animal species.

USGS and NASA Select New Landsat Science Team

Dec 15, 2017USGS and NASA Select New Landsat Science Team

The USGS and NASA have selected the scientists and engineers who will serve on the next Landsat Science Team.

ice on vitus lake, bering glacier

Dec 15, 2017Traveling Back in Time to Follow Glacier Trends with IceTrendr

Revealing the dynamic nature of glaciers.

Fox glacier

Dec 15, 2017Taking Inventory of New Zealand’s Glaciers

Glaciers have been receeding rapidly in many parts of the world, including New Zealand.

clearcut mangrove in Tanzania

Dec 15, 2017Global Mangrove Mapping with Landsat

The area of mangrove wetlands around the world has been declining over recent decades.

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