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
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
Additionally, the viewer may be difficult for some users to interpret. These users may contact EROS Customer Services...
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.
The USGS Sentinel2Look Viewer allows comprehensive searching and downloading of full-resolution Sentinel-2 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.
This dataset provides a near-real-time estimate of 2018 herbaceous annual cover with an emphasis on annual grass (Boyte and Wylie. 2016. Near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover in the Northern Great Basin, USA, 2015. Rangelands 38:278-284.) This estimate was based on remotely sensed enhanced Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (eMODIS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)...
The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Science Processing Architecture (ESPA) On-Demand Interface is used to request processing and services for Landsat Science Products and some MODIS archives.
The Bulk Download Application is an easy-to-use tool for downloading large quantities of satellite imagery and geospatial data.
Once scenes are added to a Bulk Order via Earth Explorer, the Bulk Download Application can be used to automatically retrieve them with little to no user interaction.
Land Use and Land Cover tables for 1975-2013
A USGS EROS-led study concluded that NOAA satellite orbital drift increased the solar zenith angle (SZA), and in turn, influenced the phenological metrics. Eliminating the years with high SZA greatly reduced the influence of orbital drift on the Remote Sensing Phenology time-series. Read the full publication.
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