Select Landsat Publications


Radeloff, V. C.; Roy, D. P.; Wulder, M. A.; Anderson, M. C.; Cook, B. D.; Crawford, C. J.; Friedl, M. A.; Gao, F.; Gorelick, N.; Hansen, M. C.; Healey, S.; Hostert, P.; Hully, G.; Huntington, J. L.; Johnson, D. M.; Neigh, C.; Lyapustin, A.; Lymburner, L.; Pahlevan, N.; Pekel, J.; Zhu, Z. Need and Vision for Global Medium-Resolution Landsat and Sentinel-2 Data Products. Remote Sensing of Environment 2024, 300, 113918.


Abbasi, N.; Nouri, H.; Didan, K.; Barreto-Muñoz, A.; Borujeni, S. C.; Opp, C.; Nagler, P. L.; Thenkabail, P. S.; Siebert, S. Mapping Vegetation Index-Derived Actual Evapotranspiration across Croplands Using the Google Earth Engine Platform. Remote Sensing 2023, 15, 1017.

Bansal, S.; Van Der Burg, M. P.; Fern, R. R.; Jones, J. W.; Lo, R.; McKenna, O. P.; Tangen, B. A.; Zhang, Z.; Gleason, R. A. Large Increases in Methane Emissions Expected from North America’s Largest Wetland Complex. Science Advances 2023, 9 (9).

Chen, S.; Olofsson, P.; Saphangthong, T.; Woodcock, C. E. Monitoring Shifting Cultivation in Laos with Landsat Time Series. Remote Sensing of Environment 2023, 288, 113507.

Chen, T. K.; Horsdal, H. T.; Samuelsson, K.; Closter, A. M.; Davies, M.; Barthel, S.; Pedersen, C. B.; Prishchepov, A. V.; Sabel, C. E. Higher Depression Risks in Medium- than in High-Density Urban Form across Denmark. Science Advances 2023, 9 (21).

Christie, F. D. W.; Steig, E. J.; Gourmelen, N.; Tett, S. F. B.; Bingham, R. G. Inter-Decadal Climate Variability Induces Differential Ice Response along Pacific-Facing West Antarctica. Nature Communications 2023, 14, 93.

Crawford, C. J.; Roy, D. P.; Arab, S.; Barnes, C.; Vermote, E.; Hulley, G.; Gerace, A.; Choate, M.; Engebretson, C.; Micijevic, E.; Schmidt, G.; Anderson, C.; Anderson, M.; Bouchard, M.; Cook, B.; Dittmeier, R.; Howard, D.; Jenkerson, C.; Kim, M.; Kleyians, T.; Zahn, S. The 50-Year Landsat Collection 2 Archive. Science of Remote Sensing 2023, 8, 100103.

Dunn, B.; Ai, E.; Alger, M. J.; Fanson, B. G.; Fickas, K. C.; Krause, C. E.; Lymburner, L.; Nanson, R.; Papas, P.; Ronan, M.; Thomas, R. F. Wetlands Insight Tool: Characterising the Surface Water and Vegetation Cover Dynamics of Individual Wetlands Using Multidecadal Landsat Satellite Data. Wetlands 2023, 43, 37.

Fisher, J. B.; Dohlen, M.; Halverson, G. H.; Collison, J.; Pearson, C.; Huntington, J. L. Remotely Sensed Terrestrial Open Water Evaporation. Scientific Reports 2023, 13, 8173.

Flores-Anderson, A.; Cardille, J. A.; Azad, K.; Cherrington, E. A.; Zhang, Y.; Wilson, S. Spatial and Temporal Availability of Cloud-Free Optical Observations in the Tropics to Monitor Deforestation. Scientific Data 2023, 10, 550.

Frantz, D.; Rufin, P.; Janz, A.; Ernst, S.; Pflugmacher, D.; Schug, F.; Hostert, P. Understanding the Robustness of Spectral-Temporal Metrics across the Global Landsat Archive from 1984 to 2019 – a Quantitative Evaluation. Remote Sensing of Environment 2023, 298, 113823.

Griffith, D. R.; Byrd, K. B.; Anderegg, L. D. L.; Allan, E.; Gatziolis, D.; Roberts, D. A.; Yacoub, R.; Nemani, R. R. Capturing Patterns of Evolutionary Relatedness with Reflectance Spectra to Model and Monitor Biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2023, 120, 24.

Hammer, M. S.; Van Donkelaar, A.; Bindle, L.; Sayer, A. M.; Lee, J.; Hsu, N. C.; Levy, R. C.; Sawyer, V.; Garay, M. J.; Kalashnikova, O. V.; Khan, R. A.; Lyapustin, A.; Martin, R. V. Assessment of the Impact of Discontinuity in Satellite Instruments and Retrievals on Global PM2.5 Estimates. Remote Sensing of Environment 2023, 294, 113624.

Houspanossian, J.; Giménez, R.; Whitworth-Hulse, J. I.; Nosetto, M. D.; Tych, W.; Atkinson, P. M.; Rufino, M. C.; Jobbágy, E. G. Agricultural Expansion Raises Groundwater and Increases Flooding in the South American Plains. Science 2023, 380 (6652), 1344-1348.

Li, H.; Song, X.; Hansen, M. C.; Becker-Reshef, I.; Adusei, B.; Pickering, J.; Wang, L.; Wang, L.; Lin, Z.; Zalles, V.; Potapov, P.; Stehman, S. V.; Justice, C. Development of a 10-m Resolution Maize and Soybean Map over China: Matching Satellite-Based Crop Classification with Sample-Based Area Estimation. Remote Sensing of Environment 2023, 294, 113623.

Maciel, D. A.; Pahlevan, N.; Barbosa, C. C. F.; de Moraes de Novo, E. M. L.; Paulino, R. S.; Martins, V. S.; Vermote, E.; Crawford, C. J. Validity of the Landsat Surface Reflectance Archive for Aquatic Science: Implications for Cloud-Based Analysis. Limnology and Oceanography Letters 2023,

Moreno, M.; Oritz, P.; Ortiz, R. M. Analysis of the Impact of Green Urban Areas in Historic Fortified Cities Using Landsat Historical Series and Normalized Difference Indices. Scientific Reports 2023, 13, 8982.

Rick, B.; McGrath, D.; McCoy, S. W.; Armstrong, W.H. Unchanged Frequency and Decreasing Magnitude of Outbursts From Ice-Dammed Lakes In Alaska. Nature Communications 2023, 14, 6138.

Silviera, E. M. O.; Pidgeon, A. M.; Farwell, L. S.; Hobi, M. L.; Razenkova, E.; Zuckerberg, B.; Coops, N. C.; Radeloff, V. C. Multi-Grain Habitat Models That Combine Satellite Sensors with Different Resolutions Explain Bird Species Richness Patterns Best. Remote Sensing of Environment 2023, 295, 113661.

Tang, X.; Bratley, K. H.; Cho, K.; Bullock, E. L.; Olofsson, P.; Woodcock, C. E. Near Real-Time Monitoring of Tropical Forest Disturbance by Fusion of Landsat, Sentinel-2, and Sentinel-1 Data. Remote Sensing of Environment 2023, 294, 113626.

Tran, K. H.; Zhang, X.; Ye, Y.; Shen, Y.; Gao, S.; Liu, Y.; Richardson, A. HP-LSP: A Reference of Land Surface Phenology From Fused Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 With PhenoCam DataScientific Data 2023, 10, 691.

Turubanova, S.; Potapov, P.; Hansen, M. C.; Li, X.; Tyukavina, A.; Pickens, A.; Hernandez-Serna, A.; Arranz, A. P.; Guerra-Hernández, J.; Senf, C.; Hame, T.; Valbuena, R.; Eklundh, L.; Brovikina, O.; Navratilova, B.; Novotny, J.; Harris, N.; Stolle, F.. Tree Canopy Extent and Height Change in Europe, 2001–2021, Quantified Using Landsat Data Archive. Remote Sensing of Environment 2023, 298, 113797.

Wu, S.; Chen, B.; Webster, C.; Xu, B.; Gong, P. Improved Human Greenspace Exposure Equality During 21st Century Urbanization. Nature Communications 2023, 14 (6460).

Yao, F.; Livneh, B.; Rajagopalan, B.; Wang, J.; Crétaux, J.; Wada, Y.; Berge-Nguyen, M. Satellites Reveal Widespread Decline in Global Lake Water Storage. Science 2023, 380 (6646), 743-749.

Yin, Y.; He, L.; Wennberg, P. O.; Frankenberg, C. Unequal Exposure to Heatwaves in Los Angeles: Impact of Uneven Green Spaces. Science Advances 2023, 9 (17).

Zhang, H.; Chen, F.; Wang, L.; Wang, N.; Yu, B. Reservoir Inventory for China in 2016 and 2021. Scientific Data 2023, 10, 609.


Anderegg, W. R. L.; Wu, C.; Acil, N.; Carvalhais, N.; Pugh, T. A. M.; Sadler, J. P.; Seidl, R. A. Climate Risk Analysis of Earth’s Forests in the 21st Century. Science 2022, 377 (6610), 1099-11031.

Betts, M. G.; Yang, Z.; Hadley, A. S.; Smith, A. C.; Rousseau, J. S.; Northrup, J. M.; Nocera, J. J.; Gorelick, N.; Gerber, B. D. Forest Degradation Drives Widespread Avian Habitat and Population Declines. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2022, 6, 709-719.

Bevington, A. R.; Menounos, B. Accelerated Change in the Glaciated Environments of Western Canada Revealed through Trend Analysis of Optical Satellite Imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 270, 112862.

Blickensdörfer, L.; Schwieder, M.; Pflugmacher, D.; Nendel, C.; Erasmi, S.; Hostert, P. Mapping of Crop Types and Crop Sequences with Combined Time Series of Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 Data for Germany. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 269, 112831.

Brochu, P.; Jimenez, M. P.; James, P.; Kinney, P. L.; Lane, K. Benefits of Increasing Greenness on All-Cause Mortality in the Largest Metropolitan Areas of the United States within the Past Two Decades. Frontiers in Public Health 2022, 10.

Campbell, A. D.; Fatoyinbo, L.; Goldberg, L.; Lagomasino, D. Global Hotspots of Salt Marsh Change and Carbon Emissions. Nature 2022, 612, 701-706.

Cardille, J. A.; Perez, E.; Crowley, M. A.; Wulder, M. A.; White, J. C.; Hermosilla, T. Multi-Sensor Change Detection for Within-Year Capture and Labelling of Forest Disturbance. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 268, 112741.

Chen, Y.; Haywood, J.; Wang, Y.; Malavelle, F.; Jordan, G.; Partridge, D.; Fieldsend, J.; De Leeuw, J.; Schmidt, A.; Cho, N.; Oreopoulos, L.; Platnick, S.; Grosvenor, D.; Field, P.; Lohmann, U. Machine Learning Reveals Climate Forcing from Aerosols Is Dominated by Increased Cloud Cover. Nature Geoscience 2022, 15, 609-614.

Christie, F. D. W.; Benham, T. J.; Batchelor, C. L.; Rack, W.; Montelli, A.; Dowdeswell, J. A. Antarctic Ice-Shelf Advance Driven by Anomalous Atmospheric and Sea-Ice Circulation. Nature Geoscience 2022, 15, 356-362.

Crawford, C. L.; Yin, H.; Radeloff, V. C.; Wilcove, D. S. Rural Land Abandonment Is Too Ephemeral to Provide Major Benefits for Biodiversity and Climate. Science Advances 2022, 8 (21).

Descals, A.; Gaveau, D. L. A.; Verger, A.; Sheil, D.; Naito, D.; Peñuelas, J. Unprecedented Fire Activity above the Arctic Circle Linked to Rising Temperatures. Science 2022, 378 (6619), 532-537.

Dethier, E. N.; Renshaw, C. E.; Magilligan, F. J. Rapid Changes to Global River Suspended Sediment Flux by Humans. Science 2022, 376 (6600), 1447-1452.

Donchyts, G.; Winsemius, H.; Baart, F.; Dahm, R.; Schellekens, J.; Gorelick, N.; Iceland, C.; Schmeier, S. High-Resolution Surface Water Dynamics in Earth’s Small and Medium-Sized Reservoirs. Scientific Reports 2022, 12, 13776.

Ehlers, D.; Wang, C.; Coulston, J.; Zhang, Y.; Pavelsky, T.; Frankenberg, E.; Woodcock, C.; Song, C. Mapping Forest Aboveground Biomass Using Multisource Remotely Sensed Data. Remote Sensing 2022, 14 (5), 1115.

Hermosilla, T.; Bastyr, A.; Coops, N. C.; White, J. C.; Wulder, M. A. Mapping the Presence and Distribution of Tree Species in Canada’s Forested Ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 282, 113276.

Hossain, F.; Hoque, B. A.; Ahmed, T.; Khanam, S.; Biswas, N.; Akanda, A.; Khan, K. S.; Katagami, M. Impact Evaluation of an Operational Satellite-Based Integrated Rice Advisory System in Northeastern Bangladesh. International Journal of Irrigation and Water Management 2022, 9 (1), 1-11.

Hou, X.; Feng, L.; Dai, Y.; Hu, C.; Gibson, L.; Tang, J.; Lee, Z.; Wang, Y.; Cai, X.; Liu, J.; Zheng, Y.; Zheng, C. Global Mapping Reveals Increase in Lacustrine Algal Blooms over the Past Decade. Nature Geoscience 2022, 15, 130-134.

Jensen, D. J.; Cavanaugh, K. C.; Thompson, D. R.; Fagherazzi, S.; Cortese, L.; Simard, M. Leveraging the Historical Landsat Catalog for a Remote Sensing Model of Wetland Accretion in Coastal Louisiana. Journal Of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 2022, 127 (6).

Lamb, B. T.; Dennison, P. E.; Hively, W. D.; Kokaly, R. F.; Serbin, G.; Wu, Z.; Dabney, P. W.; Masek, J. G.; Campbell, M.; Daughtry, C. S. T. Optimizing Landsat next Shortwave Infrared Bands for Crop Residue Characterization. Remote Sensing 2022, 14 (23), 6128.

Loveland, T. R.; Anderson, M. C.; Huntington, J. L.; Irons, J. R.; Johnson, D. M.; Rocchio, L. E. P.; Woodcock, C. E.; Wulder, M. A. Seeing Our Planet Anew: Fifty Years of Landsat. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 2022, 88 (7), 429-436.

McConnell, K.; Braneon, C. V.; Glenn, E.; Stamler, N.; Mallen, E.; Johnson, D. P.; Pandya, R.; Abramowitz, J.; Fernandez, G.; Rosenzweig, C. A Quasi-Experimental Approach for Evaluating the Heat Mitigation Effects of Green Roofs in Chicago, Illinois. Sustainable Cities and Society 2022, 76, 103376.

Montefiore, L. R.; Nelson, N. G.; Dean, A.; Sharara, M. Reconstructing the Historical Expansion of Industrial Swine Production from Landsat Imagery. Scientific Reports 2022, 12, 1736.

Murray, N. J.; Worthington, T. A.; Bunting, P.; Duce, S.; Hagger, V.; Lovelock, C. E.; Lucas, R.; Saunders, M. I.; Sheaves, M.; Spalding, M.; Waltham, N. J.; Lyons, M. B. High-Resolution Mapping of Losses and Gains of Earth’s Tidal Wetlands. Science 2022, 376 (6594), 744-749.

Nill, L.; Grünberg, I.; Ullmann, T.; Gessner, M.; Boike, J.; Hostert, P. Arctic Shrub Expansion Revealed by Landsat-Derived Multitemporal Vegetation Cover Fractions in the Western Canadian Arctic. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 281, 113228.

Pahlevan, N.; Smith, B.; Alikas, K.; Anstee, J.; Barbosa, C.; Binding, C.; Bresciani, M.; Cremella, B.; Giardino, C.; Gurlin, D.; Fernandez, V.; Jamet, C.; Kangro, K.; Lehmann, M. K.; Loisel, H.; Matsushita, B.; Ha, N.; Olmanson, L.; Potvin, G.; Simis, S. G. H.; Ruiz-Verdu, A. Simultaneous Retrieval of Selected Optical Water Quality Indicators from Landsat-8, Sentinel-2, and Sentinel-3. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 270, 112860.

Pastur, G. M.; Acuña, M. A.; Silviera, E. M. O.; Von Müller, A.; La Manna, L.; González-Polo, M.; Chaves, J. E.; Cellini, J. M.; Lencinas, M. V.; Radeloff, V. C.; Pidgeon, A. M.; Peri, P. L. Mapping Soil Organic Carbon Content in Patagonian Forests Based on Climate, Topography and Vegetation Metrics from Satellite Imagery. Remote Sensing 2022, 14 (22), 5702.

Pendrill, F.; Gardner, T. A.; Meyfroidt, P.; Persson, U. M.; Adams, J.; Azevedo, T.; Bastos Lima, M. G.; Baumann, M.; Curtis, P. G.; De Sy, V.; Garrett, R.; Godar, J.; Goldman, E. D.; Hansen, M. C.; Heilmayr, R.; Herold, M.; Kuemmerle, T.; Lathuilliere, M. J.; Ribeiro, V.; Tyukavina, A.; Weisse, M. J.; West, C. Disentangling the Numbers behind Agriculture-Driven Tropical Deforestation. Science 2022, 377 (6611).

Pickens, A. H.; Hansen, M. C.; Stehman, S. V.; Tyukavina, A.; Potapov, P.; Zalles, V.; Higgins, J. Global Seasonal Dynamics of Inland Open Water and Ice. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 272, 112963.

Potapov, P.; Turubanova, S.; Hansen, M. C.; Tyukavina, A.; Zalles, V.; Khan, A.; Song, X. P.; Pickens, A.; Shen, Q.; Cortez, J. Global Maps of Cropland Extent and Change Show Accelerated Cropland Expansion in the Twenty-First Century. Nature Food 2022, 3, 19-28.

Roberts-Pierel, B. M.; Kirchner, P. B.; Kilbride, J.; Kennedy, R. E. Changes over the Last 35 Years in Alaska’s Glaciated Landscape: A Novel Deep Learning Approach to Mapping Glaciers at Fine Temporal Granularity. Remote Sensing 2022, 14 (18), 4582.

Saintilan, N.; Lymburner, L.; Wen, L.; Haigh, I. D.; Ai, E.; Kelleway, J. J.; Rogers, K.; Pham, T. D.; Lucas, R. The Lunar Nodal Cycle Controls Mangrove Canopy Cover on the Australian Continent. Science Advances 2022, 8 (37).

Senay, G. B.; Friedrichs, M.; Morton, C.; Parrish, G. E. L.; Schauer, M.; Khand, K.; Kagone, S.; Boiko, O.; Huntington, J. Mapping Actual Evapotranspiration Using Landsat for the Conterminous United States: Google Earth Engine Implementation and Assessment of the SSEBop Model. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 275, 113011.

Shang, R.; Zhu, Z.; Zhang, J.; Qiu, S.; Yang, Z.; Li, T.; Yang, X. Near-Real-Time Monitoring of Land Disturbance with Harmonized Landsats 7–8 and Sentinel-2 Data. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 278, 113073.

Showstack, R. Landsat 9 Satellite Continues Half-Century of Earth Observations. BioScience 2022, 72 (3), 226-232.

Shuai, G.; Basso, B. Subfield Maize Yield Prediction Improves When In-Season Crop Water Deficit Is Included in Remote Sensing Imagery-Based Models. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 272, 112938.

Trusel, L. D.; Pan, Z.; Moussavi, M. S. Repeated Tidally Induced Hydrofracture of a Supraglacial Lake at the Amery Ice Shelf Grounding Zone. Geophysical Research Letters 2022, 49 (7).

Tulbure, M. G.; Broich, M.; Perin, V.; Gaines, M.; Ju, J.; Stehman, S. V.; Pavelsky, T.; Masek, J. G.; Yin, S.; Mai, J.; Betbeder-Matibet, L. Can We Detect More Ephemeral Floods with Higher Density Harmonized Landsat Sentinel 2 Data Compared to Landsat 8 Alone? ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2022, 185, 232-246.

Viana-Soto, A.; Okujeni, A.; Pflugmacher, D.; García, M.; Aguado, I.; Hostert, P. Quantifying Post-Fire Shifts in Woody-Vegetation Cover Composition in Mediterranean Pine Forests Using Landsat Time Series and Regression-Based Unmixing. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 281, 113239.

Wang, J. A.; Randerson, J. T.; Goulden, M. L.; Knight, C. A.; Battles, J. J. Losses of Tree Cover in California Driven by Increasing Fire Disturbance and Climate Stress. AGU Advances 2022, 3 (4).

Warrick, J. A.; Vos, K.; East, A. E.; Vitousek, S. Fire (Plus) Flood (Equals) Beach: Coastal Response to an Exceptional River Sediment Discharge Event. Scientific Reports 2022, 12, 3848.

White, J. C.; Hermosilla, T.; Wulder, M. A.; Coops, N. C. Mapping, Validating, and Interpreting Spatio-Temporal Trends in Post-Disturbance Forest Recovery. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 271, 112904.

Wulder, M. A.; Roy, D. P.; Radeloff, V. C.; Loveland, T. R.; Anderson, M. C.; Johnson, D. M.; Healey, S.; Zhu, Z.; Scambos, T. A.; Pahlevan, N.; Hansen, M.; Gorelick, N.; Crawford, C. J.; Masek, J. G.; Hermosilla, T.; White, J. C.; Belward, A. S.; Schaaf, C.; Woodcock, C. E.; Huntington, J. L.; Cook, B. D. Fifty Years of Landsat Science and Impacts. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 280, 113195.

Xu, X.; Huang, A.; Belle, E.; De Frenne, P.; Jia, G. Protected Areas Provide Thermal Buffer against Climate Change. Science Advances 2022, 8 (44).

Yang, Y.; Anderson, M.; Gao, F.; Xue, J.; Knipper, K.; Hain, C. Improved Daily Evapotranspiration Estimation Using Remotely Sensed Data in a Data Fusion System. Remote Sensing 2022, 14 (8), 1772.

Yang, X.; Zhu, Z.; Qiu, S.; Kroeger, K. D.; Zhu, Z.; Covington, S. Detection and Characterization of Coastal Tidal Wetland Change in the Northeastern US Using Landsat Time Series. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 276, 113047.

Zhang, Y.; Woodcock, C. E.; Chen, S.; Wang, J. A.; Sulla-Menashe, D.; Zuo, Z.; Olofsson, P.; Wang, Y.; Friedl, M. A. Mapping Causal Agents of Disturbance in Boreal and Arctic Ecosystems of North America Using Time Series of Landsat Data. Remote Sensing of Environment 2022, 272, 112935.