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Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center

At the USGS EROS Center, we study land change and produce land change data products used by researchers, resource managers, and policy makers across the nation and around the world. We also operate the Landsat satellite program with NASA, and maintain the largest civilian collection of images of the Earth’s land surface in existence, including tens of millions of satellite images.

News

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Jim Rowland Is Retiring from USGS EROS, But His Workplace Stretched to Africa

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December 2022 - Vol. 1 | Issue 7

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Landsat Collection 1 Datasets to be Removed on December 30, 2022

Publications

Landsat 9 cross calibration under-fly of Landsat 8: Planning, and execution

During the early post-launch phase of the Landsat 9 mission, the Landsat 8 and 9 mission teams conducted a successful under-fly of Landsat 8 by Landsat 9, allowing for the near-simultaneous data collection of common Earth targets by the on-board sensors for cross-calibration. This effort, coordinated by the Landsat Calibration and Validation team, required contributions from various entities acros

ECCOE Landsat Quarterly Calibration and Validation report—Quarter 2, 2022

Executive SummaryThe U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Calibration and Validation (Cal/Val) Center of Excellence (ECCOE) focuses on improving the accuracy, precision, calibration, and product quality of remote-sensing data, leveraging years of multiscale optical system geometric and radiometric calibration and characterization experience. The ECCOE Landsat Cal/Val Team

Science

Eyes on Earth Episode 85 – Landsat 7 Extended Science Mission

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn more about Landsat 7’s extended science mission and the resulting circumstance of collecting data from three Landsat satellites.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 85 – Landsat 7 Extended Science Mission

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn more about Landsat 7’s extended science mission and the resulting circumstance of collecting data from three Landsat satellites.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 84 – Hurricane Disturbance Mapping

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about the effort to map disturbances in Florida from Hurricane Ian in near real time.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 84 – Hurricane Disturbance Mapping

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about the effort to map disturbances in Florida from Hurricane Ian in near real time.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 83 - ECOSTRESS and Burn Severity

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about the usefulness of ECOSTRESS data in examining predictors for wildfire burn patterns.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 83 - ECOSTRESS and Burn Severity

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about the usefulness of ECOSTRESS data in examining predictors for wildfire burn patterns.
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