Acquiring information about a natural feature or phenomenon, such as the Earth's surface, without actually being in contact with it. USGS remote sensing is usually carried out with airborne or spaceborne sensors or cameras.
Landsat: A Global Land-Imaging Project [ More info] A visible, long-term record of natural and human-induced changes on the global landscape since 1972.
LandsatLook images [ More info] Describes the source, kinds, format, possible uses, and limitations of LandsatLook images generated from Landsat satellite data.
Management and Research Applications of Long-range Surveillance Radar Data for Birds, Bats, and Flying Insects [ More info] Explains how radar can be used to measure the density, speed, direction, altitude, and location of flocks of animals in flight.
Map and database of Quaternary faults and folds in Colombia and its offshore regions [ More info] PDF file of map of Quaternary faults and folds in Columbia prepared as part of the World Map of Major Active Faults with locations, ages, and activity rates of major earthquake-related features accompanied by database of description and activity.
Mapping benefits from updated ifsar data in Alaska: improved source data enables better maps [ More info] Higher resolution digital topographic maps for Alaska are derived from interferometric synthetic aperture radar combined with other remote sensing data.
Mars Global Digital Dune Database; MC-1 [ More info] Distribution and morphological character of moderate to large size dune fields on Mars from 65 degrees North to the north pole.
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Overview [ More info] Includes 500 meter surface reflectance and vegetation indices, which can be used to study change in energy balance and vegetation over time.
Moderate-resolution sea surface temperature data and seasonal pattern analysis for the Arctic Ocean ecoregions [ More info] GIS data as grids, images, and shapefiles for monthly averages at 4km resolution from 1981 through 2009.
Moderate-resolution sea surface temperature data for the nearshore North Pacific [ More info] Downloadable monthly average SST data along the north Pacific coast in 4km grid cells for 29 years as shapefile, CSV, GIS grids, and Microsoft Access databases.
Monitoring floods and fires during the summer of 2011--The value of the Landsat satellite 40-year archives [ More info] Examples showing the use of historical satellite imagery for assessing the extent and severity of landscape hazards such as fires and floods.
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