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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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USGS Sentinel-2 Data Archive Ends Soon

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Landsat 9 Captures Swirling Hurricane Ian

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Landsat Calibration/Validation Team Earns NASA Award

Publications

Development of the LCMAP annual land cover product across Hawai'i

Following the completion of land cover and change (LCC) products for the conterminous United States (CONUS), the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS’s) Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection initiative has broadened the capability of characterizing continuous historical land change across the full Landsat records for Hawaiʻi at 30-meter resolution. One of the challenges of implementing the

ECCOE Landsat Quarterly Calibration and Validation report—Quarter 1, 2022

Executive SummaryThe U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) 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 Landsa

System characterization report on the Amazônia-1 multispectral sensor

Executive SummaryThis report addresses system characterization of the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais Amazônia-1 satellite and is part of a series of system characterization reports produced and delivered by the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Cal/Val Center of Excellence. These reports present and detail the methodology and procedures for characterization;

Science

Eyes on Earth Episode 80 – ECOSTRESS and Carbon

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 role ECOSTRESS temperature measurements played in a study of the carbon dioxide exchange in and around Los Angeles.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 80 – ECOSTRESS and Carbon

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 role ECOSTRESS temperature measurements played in a study of the carbon dioxide exchange in and around Los Angeles.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 79 – Landsat Global Archive Consolidation

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 process that has gradually added millions of earlier Landsat scenes to the 50-year archive.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 79 – Landsat Global Archive Consolidation

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 process that has gradually added millions of earlier Landsat scenes to the 50-year archive.
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USGS EROS Archive - LCMAP- Continuous Change Detection Classification v1.3 (CCDC) Products (U.S.)

The Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection (LCMAP) project has generated an integrated suite of annual land cover and land surface change products for the United States based on time series data from the Landsat record from 1985–2021. LCMAP Collection 1.3 Science Products are based on the USGS implementation of the Continuous Change Detection and Classification (CCDC) algorithm.
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USGS EROS Archive - LCMAP- Continuous Change Detection Classification v1.3 (CCDC) Products (U.S.)

The Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection (LCMAP) project has generated an integrated suite of annual land cover and land surface change products for the United States based on time series data from the Landsat record from 1985–2021. LCMAP Collection 1.3 Science Products are based on the USGS implementation of the Continuous Change Detection and Classification (CCDC) algorithm.
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