Landsat Science Archive

Hobet Coal Mine

Sep 17, 2018Upcoming ARSET Webinar: Change Detection for Land Cover Mapping

NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) group will be hosting a two-day data training webinar.

river winding through Amazonia

Sep 6, 2018Landsat Used To Predict Tree Species Distributions in Peruvian Lowland Amazonia

Researchers have succeeded in producing distribution maps for a selection of important tropical tree species in Peruvian lowland Amazonia.

Flinders River estuary at low tide

Sep 1, 2018Reading the Tides: Monitoring Estuarine Habitats in Northern Australia with Landsat

Australian researchers have used Landsat imagery to map coastal habitats critical to threatened and migratory species in northern Australia.

Suwannee River entering Gulf of Mexico

Aug 30, 2018Where Rivers Meet the Sea—Envisioning Science with Landsat

A Landsat 8 image of the Suwannee River meeting the Gulf of Mexico took first place in this year’s Envisioning Science image competition held by NC State.

Landsat 9 Ground System Moves from Design to Development and Beyond

Aug 20, 2018Landsat 9 Ground System Moves from Design to Development and Beyond

The final Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review is being hosted by USGS EROS at the end of September.

Large fire burn scar in Yellowstone after 1988 fires

Aug 20, 2018Landsat Sees 30 Years of Yellowstone Recovery from 1988 Fires

A combination of lightning, drought and human activity caused fires to scorch more than one-third of Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 1988.

fused data, vegetation health measurements

Aug 16, 2018Landsat Adds Value, Reliability to Cubesat Imagery

Landsat is a gold standard for calibration that adds value and reliability to other satellite systems.

Split iceberg

Aug 7, 2018Seeing Hidden Worlds Under Melting Ice

Multi-year comparison of Landsat images can unmask previously unknown geography.

Yukon’s Qikiqtaruk-Herschel Island Territorial Park - 2017

Aug 3, 2018New Study: The Arctic Carbon Cycle is Speeding Up

Carbon in Alaska’s North Slope tundra ecosystems spends about 13 percent less time locked in frozen soil than it did 40 years ago.

Landsat 8 image of NE Svalbard

Aug 2, 2018USGS Landsat Archive Hits 8 Million

The USGS Landsat archive has reached eight million scenes.

MSS v. RBV image

Jul 26, 2018USGS Landsat Video: The Progress of Landsat Sensor Technology

Landsat sensor technology has come a long way since the days of the Return Beam Vidicon cameras on the first three Landsat satellites.

results of mega fire

Jul 25, 2018Fires, Floods and Satellite Views: Modeling the Boreal Forest’s Future

The 2014 megafires in Canada’s Northwest Territories burned 7 million acres of forest, making it one of the most severe fire events in Canadian history.

L7 MOC opening photo

Jul 18, 2018USGS, NASA Officials Cut Ribbon on New Landsat 7 Flight Operations Center

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Landsat 7 Mission Operations Center (MOC) at the Goddard Space Flight Center was held this month.

Cape Code National Seashore

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

Using 30 years of Landsat data, a team of scientists and engineers from the Netherlands determined how Earth’s sandy beaches are changing.

image of Glacier Bay

Jul 11, 2018Avalanches Becoming More Frequent and Powerful in Alaska, Landsat Shows

As global temperatures rise, melting permafrost is expected to cause more frequent and hazardous landslides.

ESW Poster Back

Jul 5, 2018Come Play with Us! Exploring America with Landsat for Earth Science Week 2018

A new 2018 Earth Science Week poster offers inspiring Landsat views of the American landscape and has a fun game of exploration on its reverse side.

Pedro Oliveira in the Amazon

Jun 22, 2018Calculating Forest Biomass Using LiDAR, Landsat 8, and Sentinel-2

SDSU post-doc Pedro Oliveira is integrating remote sensing data from airborne LiDAR and Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 satellites to map the height of the Brazilian Amazon forest canopy.

Landsat, Sentinel Harmony Effort Shows Promising Results in Great Basin

Jun 12, 2018Landsat, Sentinel Harmony Effort Shows Promising Results in Great Basin

New research from EROS on dryland phenology, is poised to aid land managers’ fight against invasive, fire-prone species that wreak havoc on native landscapes.

ACIX project diagram

Jun 6, 2018Putting Heads Together to Improve Atmospheric Corrections for Medium-Resolution Satellite Data

An international group is working together to find the best atmospheric correction techniques for Landsat 8 and the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite series.

cloud forest El Yunque

May 31, 2018Data Record for Tropical Forest Monitoring Extended with New Cloud-Detection Method

A new, highly accurate, automated way to detect clouds and their shadows from satellite images over unusually cloudy places.

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