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Sep 15, 2020Transforming Water Management in the U.S. West with Satellite Data

A new web-based platform called OpenET will soon be putting satellite data in the hands of farmers, water managers and conservation groups to accelerate improvements and innovations in water management.

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Sep 14, 2020Antarctica: Cracks in the Ice

Combined satellite imagery have afforded researchers a new, accurate picture of the rapid development of damage in the shear zones on the ice shelves of Pine Island and Thwaites.

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Sep 09, 2020The Stuff of Trees: Three-Decades of Forest Biomass Measured Across Canada

A new study reports a net increase of 5.38 petagrams of forest biomass between 1984 and 2016; carbon-wise, that is equivalent to a train of loaded coal cars long enough to wrap itself around Earth nearly 34 times.

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Sep 03, 2020Landsat Data Informs New Projects Exploring Connections Between the Environment and COVID-19

Satellite images are helping to reveal how COVID-19 lockdown measures are impacting food security, urban surface heat, water quality and aquatic ecosystems, and more in NASA-funded studies.

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Aug 31, 2020Global Survey Using Landsat Shows Dramatic Growth of Glacial Lakes

Using 30 years of Landsat data, researchers have found that the volume of glacial lakes worldwide has increased by about 50% since 1990.

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Aug 27, 2020Pinpointing Tropical Forests with High Ecological ‘Quality’

Landsat and ICESat-2 satellite data have made it possible for scientists to develop maps showing the “quality” of tropical forests.

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Aug 26, 2020The Intervening Atmosphere: Tracing the Provenance of a Favorite Landsat Infographic 

Learn more about the atmospheric transmission data used for our Landsat spectral band comparison graphic.

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Aug 18, 2020NASA Study Maps the Roots of Global Mangrove Loss

Using Landsat, researchers have created the first map of the causes of change in global mangrove habitats between 2000 and 2016—a valuable tool to aid conservation efforts for these vital coastline defenders.

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Aug 17, 2020‘Hyperlife’ Video from Beck/NASA Collaboration Features Landsat 8

In Beck’s “Hyperlife” video, the abstract beauty of our planet morphs from geographic location-to-location with the flow of the etherial track.

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Aug 07, 2020Virginia T. Norwood: The Mother of Landsat

We have Virginia Norwood to thank for the design and engineering that made the Landsat program a success and set the path for modern Earth observation.

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