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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

Dodge Brothers Classic Cars Visit EROS

Dodge Brothers Classic Cars Visit EROS

Remote Sensing Characterization of Post-Fire Vegetation Recovery

Remote Sensing Characterization of Post-Fire Vegetation Recovery

USGS Staff Present at Natural Disasters Response Workshop

USGS Staff Present at Natural Disasters Response Workshop

Publications

Interdisciplinary science approach for harmful algal blooms (HABs) and algal toxins—A strategic science vision for the U.S. Geological Survey

Executive SummaryAlgal blooms in water, soils, dusts, and the environment have captured national attention because of concerns associated with exposure to algal toxins for humans and animals. Algal blooms naturally occur in all surface-water types and are important primary producers for aquatic ecosystems. However, excessive algae growth can be associated with many harmful effects ranging from aes
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Victoria G. Christensen, Christopher J. Crawford, Robert J. Dusek, Michael J. Focazio, Lisa Reynolds Fogarty, Jennifer L. Graham, Celeste A. Journey, Mari E. Lee, James H. Larson, Sarah M. Stackpoole, Viviana Mazzei, Emily J. Pindilli, Barnett A. Rattner, E. Terrence Slonecker, Kristen B. McSwain, Timothy J. Reilly, Ashley E. Lopez

Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) best practices for remote sensing system evaluation and reporting

Executive SummaryThe Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) partnership consists of six agencies representing the U.S. Government’s commitment to promoting the use of high-quality remotely sensed data to meet scientific and other Federal needs. These agencies are large consumers of remotely sensed data and bring extensive experience in the assessment and use of these data. The six agen
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Simon J. Cantrell, Jon B. Christopherson

ECCOE Landsat quarterly Calibration and Validation report—Quarter 4, 2023

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
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Md Obaidul Haque, Rajagopalan Rengarajan, Mark Lubke, Md Nahid Hasan, Ashish Shrestha, Jerad L. Shaw, Alex Denevan, Kathryn Ruslander, Esad Micijevic, Michael J. Choate, Cody Anderson, Kurt Thome, Julia Barsi, Ed Kaita, Raviv Levy, Jeff Miller, Leibo Ding

Science

Post-Fire Hazards Impacts to Resources and Ecosystems (PHIRE): Support for Response, Recovery, and Mitigation

The Post-Fire Hazards Impacts to Resources and Ecosystems (PHIRE) project provides science to characterize climate-amplified, uncharacteristic patterns of wildfire disturbance and post-fire ecosystem recovery and enhance prediction of environmental impacts and post-fire hazards.
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Post-Fire Hazards Impacts to Resources and Ecosystems (PHIRE): Support for Response, Recovery, and Mitigation

The Post-Fire Hazards Impacts to Resources and Ecosystems (PHIRE) project provides science to characterize climate-amplified, uncharacteristic patterns of wildfire disturbance and post-fire ecosystem recovery and enhance prediction of environmental impacts and post-fire hazards.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 119 – Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections

A discussion with Kristi Kline, who is retiring from EROS, about innovations that have taken place in computer tech and data processing.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 119 – Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections

A discussion with Kristi Kline, who is retiring from EROS, about innovations that have taken place in computer tech and data processing.
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EarthExplorer Help Index

EarthExplorer (EE) provides online search, browse display, metadata export, data download and processing support for earth science data from the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) archives of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). EE provides an enhanced user interface 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, EROS staff support to respond to user questions or system issues is limited to...
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EarthExplorer Help Index

EarthExplorer (EE) provides online search, browse display, metadata export, data download and processing support for earth science data from the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) archives of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). EE provides an enhanced user interface 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, EROS staff support to respond to user questions or system issues is limited to...
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