Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Data and Tools
EROS is home to the world's largest collection of remotely sensed images of the Earth’s land surface and the primary source of Landsat satellite images and data products. NASA’s Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is also located at EROS. Use the links below to explore and access our data holdings.
EROS Data Archive
Explore the EROS collection. Find satellite images and data, aerial photography, elevation and land cover datasets, digitized maps, and our Image Gallery collections.Explore the Archive
The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is one of several discipline-specific data centers within the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). The LP DAAC is located at EROS.Access the DAAC
Topobathymetric Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) are a merged rendering of both topography (land elevation) and bathymetry (water depth) that provides a seamless elevation product useful for inundation mapping, as well as for other earth science applications, such as the development of sediment-transport, sea-level rise, and storm-surge models.
The EDNA Watershed Atlas contains watershed characteristics for major named rivers of the contiguous U.S. including maps, images, legends, and statistics derived from the EDNA Watershed Characteristics model.
33 high-resolution scenarios of land use and vegetation change in the Prairie Potholes of the United States
A new version of USGS’s FORE-SCE model was used to produce unprecedented landscape projections for four ecoregions in the Prairie Potholes region of Great Plains.
The Relative Impacts of Climate and Land-use Change on Conterminous United States Bird Species from 2001 to 2075
Species distribution models often use climate data to assess contemporary and/or future ranges for animal or plant species. Land use and land cover (LULC) data are important predictor variables for determining species range, yet are rarely used when modeling future distributions.
The landscape of the conterminous United States has changed dramatically over the last 200 years, with agricultural land use, urban expansion, forestry, and other anthropogenic activities altering land cover across vast swaths of the country.
Direct access to the Land Product Characterization System
To support the modeling of storm-induced flooding, the USGS Coastal National Elevation Database (CoNED) Applications Project has created an integrated 1-meter topobathymetric digital elevation model (TBDEM) for the Southern California Coast and Channel Islands.
Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010) Viewer Notes
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The Drought Monitoring datasets are available as OGC Web Map Services (WMS).
The Vegetation Dynamics/Drought viewer provides a dynamic online map interface that can be used to view USGS and other data.
The USGS has developed a national inventory of significant topographic changes based on seamless multi-temporal elevation data and land cover data. The NED and the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data form a unique pair of seamless elevation datasets that can be used to detect and analyze 20th century topographic surface changes in the United States.
The USGS LandsatLook Viewer allows comprehensive searching and downloading of full-resolution Landsat images. Features include temporal comparison functionality, export customizable graphic file, generate and download a video animation of the oldest and newest images displayed in the viewer, to name a few.