Landsat Science Archive

Geoscience is Everywhere: 2019 Earth Science Week Poster

Sep 16, 2019Geoscience is Everywhere: 2019 Earth Science Week Poster

The 2019 Earth Science Week Poster was created as a joint project between NASA and America View to show the wide scope of applications of geoscience.

Baltimore City

Sep 5, 2019Hot in the City, And Hotter Still in Low Income Areas

A new investigative report published by NPR has found that it’s hotter in cities’ low income areas.

Calving front of Helheim Glacier

Aug 28, 2019Landsat Illustrates Five Decades of Change to Greenland Glaciers

The branching network of glaciers that empty into Greenland’s Sermilik Fjord has changed significantly in the last half century.

New Landsat Infrared Instrument Ships from NASA

Aug 23, 2019New Landsat Infrared Instrument Ships from NASA

This month, TIRS-2 successfully passed the stringent 12-week testing process at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and was shipped to Northrop Grumman’s facility in Arizona.

Ice Area Changes for Langjökull Group Ice Caps, Iceland

Aug 19, 2019Tribute to a Glacier That Is No More

A memorial was placed on top of the volcano where Okjökull Glacier’s ice once flowed.

summer students discuss their science at NASA

Aug 1, 2019Applying Earth Observations to Real-World Concerns

Summer projects focused on using Earth science data for practical applications like agriculture and food security, disasters, ecological forecasting, energy, health and air quality, transportation and infrastructure, urban development and water […]

Forest damaged by tornado

Jul 29, 2019Tornadoes, Windstorms Pave Way for Lasting Plant Invasions

Landsat shows that large blowdown areas in southern Illinois forests are more heavily invaded by invasive species and slower to recover than smaller areas after a tornado.

BARC map of Elk Complex Fire

Jul 11, 2019Landsat Can Save Federal Agencies up to $7.7 Million Annually in Post-Fire Costs

Using satellite imagery is a cost-effective way to assess burned areas and triage mitigation measures post-wildfire, study found. Federal agencies can save as much as $7.7 million annually in post-fire costs by using Landsat.

Mount Michael.

Jul 3, 2019Landsat Aids Discovery of Rare Lava Lake on Remote Sub-Antarctic Island

Landsat, Sentinel-2, and ASTER confirm a rare lava lake in Mt. Michael’s crater on the sub-Antarctic Saunders Island—a “remarkable geological feature.”

Eastern Reef Egret - Queensland, Australia

Jun 27, 2019More than Naught: The “Z” of Where Land Meets Sea

Harnessing 30 years of Landsat data, a team of researchers from Australia has created the first 3D model of Australia’s entire coastline.

Chlorophyll-a concentrations

Jun 21, 2019NASA Helps Warn of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes, Reservoirs

With limited resources to dedicate to monitoring for harmful algal blooms, water managers are looking to new technologies from NASA and its partners to detect and monitor potential hazards in lakes and reservoirs.

Landsat Ice Stream

Jun 17, 2019Introducing Landsat Ice Stream

Seven ice features in western Antarctica have been named for Earth-observation satellites, including one named for Landsat.

cover of NGAC report

Jun 17, 2019Advisory Panel Recommends Landsat Data Stay Free

Keeping Landsat data free and open is the right path forward, a federal advisory panel has concluded.

award drawing

Jun 7, 2019RIT Scientists Recognized for Solving Issue with Landsat 8 TIRS Instrument

Aaron Gerace and Matthew Montanaro earned the 2019 USGIF Academic Achievement Award for their work on the Landsat 8 TIRS stray-light issue.

Feng Gao

May 29, 2019Landsat Science Team Member Feng Gao Wins 2018 Arthur S. Flemming Award

Dr. Gao has been awarded in recognition of his original research in the application of remote sensing for crop and vegetation monitoring.

Prosopis

May 23, 2019Containing a Woody Weed in Kenya

Prosopis was introduced to Kenya in the 1980s to provide fuelwood; it has since turned into an environmental scourge. Landsat has tracked its fast-paced spread.

Copenhagen garden

May 22, 2019Green Space is Good for Mental Health, Landsat Helps Establish

The prolonged presence of green space is intrinsic for a healthy society a new nationwide Danish study finds.

magnitude of landcover change between 2001 and 2016

May 20, 2019New Land Cover Maps Depict 15 Years of Change Across America

USGS released the latest edition of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) for the U.S.—the most comprehensive land cover database that the USGS has ever produced.

Landsat Collections

May 10, 2019Landsat Collection 2 Summary and Sample Metadata Now Available

The USGS is currently finalizing the Landsat Collection 2 product definition structure, production timeline and public availability.

saltmarsh habitats in the Jubail Conservation

May 9, 2019The Curious Case of Missing Mangroves in the Jubail Conservation

A group of researchers have used Landsat data to help solve a case of missing mangroves in Saudi Arabia’s Jubail Conservation.

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