Landsat Science Archive

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Nov 29, 2018Post-fire Sagebrush Recovery Looks to Landsat Time Series Data for Solutions

USGS scientists are working with the Landsat-based NLCD shrubland dataset to help land managers restore native sagebrush landscapes.

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Nov 26, 2018Stanford Researchers Find That a Drying Canadian Delta has Driven Muskrat Population Decline

Stanford research shows the drying trend in Canada’s Peace-Athabasca Delta is linked to the long-term decline in populations of the semi-aquatic muskrat.

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Nov 19, 2018NASA Webinar on Mapping Global Urbanization with Landsat and High-Resolution Reference Data Held Nov. 14

Webinar described the production of the Global Man-made Impervious Surface dataset and its companion urban extent dataset called Human Built-up And Settlement Extent.

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Nov 14, 2018Poster Featuring Landsat-based Research Wins 2018 NRCan Map Contest

Access to image data collected by the Landsat series of satellites has improved Canada’s ability to observe, track and study forest disturbances.

Tolhuaca National Park

Nov 13, 2018Looking at Burn Severity and Post-Fire Forest Regeneration in Chile’s Andean Cordillera, Home to the Monkey Puzzle Tree

The first study that connects field-measured data with satellite-derived burn severity in this corner of the world.

ARD products in area of Thomas Fire

Nov 9, 2018USGS Burned Area Products Group in Denver Touts Value of Landsat ARD

A new Burned Area algorithm has been developed by USGS to identify burned areas in images across the Landsat archive.

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Oct 25, 2018“Landsat 10-Era” Concepts Wanted

NASA and USGS are seeking information on system concepts and innovative approaches for its second Sustainable Land Imaging Architecture Study.

Tim Newman, USGS

Oct 24, 2018Q&A with Tim Newman: A USGS Look at Landsat’s Potential Future

Source: USGS EROS Oct 24, 2018 • When it comes to the business of acquiring remotely sensed data, of preserving that data and providing a portal to it, National Land Imaging Program Coordinator Tim Newman is a man with a focus. With Landsat […]

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Oct 23, 2018AmericaView Secures 5-Year USGS National Land Imaging Grant

A five-year, $6.25 million dollar grant to support nationwide remote sensing education, outreach, and research has been granted to AmericaView.

L9 ground system review panel

Oct 22, 2018Review Panels Ensure USGS, NASA Don’t Pay ‘the Price of Failure’ with Landsat 9

Agencies like NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that commit multiple millions of dollars to put Landsat satellites into space need to know that the spacecraft, the sensors onboard, the ground system operating the satellite, and the […]

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Oct 15, 2018The Lewis and Clark Trail from Space

Explore the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail with an interactive storymap.

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Oct 11, 2018Satellites on Toxic Algae Patrol

Increasingly, water managers are turning to satellites like Landsat to monitor inland waters.

Stephen Zahn preparing to speak at L9 Ground System review

Oct 4, 2018Landsat 9 Ground System Meets Design Criteria to Move Forward

Independent review panel unanimously agreed that the Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review met all of the criteria for critical design.

Landsat 8 image of New Orleans and surrounding areas

Oct 1, 2018Earth Images Enable Near-Perfect Crop Predictions

Boston-based startup TellusLabs uses Landsat and MODIS images to predict corn and soy yields with remarkable accuracy.

Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review

Sep 24, 2018Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review

The Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review (GCDR) is taking place September 24 & 25th in Brandon, South Dakota.

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.

Landsat Science Team

Sep 15, 2018Summer 2018 Landsat Science Team Presentations Available

Summer 2018 Landsat Science Team presentations have been made available by USGS.

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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.

Landsat in Action

Sep 1, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—Water Use with Molly Maupin and Gabriel Senay

Find out how Landsat imagery has been used by the National Water Census and in studying water use trends.

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