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October 28, 2019

Image of the Week - Massive Berg Adrift in Antarctica

In September of 2019, a 315 ton iceberg known as D28 broke free from the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica. The berg has a surface area of more than 600 square miles, roughly comparable to the size of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It's the largest iceberg to calve from
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October 11, 2019

Earth as Art 6 (w/ Audio Descriptions)

This is an Audio Described version of this video. Audio Descriptions are provided for visually impaired audiences. The Earth As Art project began in the early 2000s, and its original intent remains the same: to produce images that do not look like satellite images at first glance. Earth As Art shows not only what satellites capture in the visible wavelengths of light you

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October 11, 2019

Earth as Art 6

The Earth As Art project began in the early 2000s, and its original intent remains the same: to produce images that do not look like satellite images at first glance. Earth As Art shows not only what satellites capture in the visible wavelengths of light you and I can see, but also what’s hiding in the invisible wavelengths that Landsat sensors can detect in the infrared

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October 10, 2019

Image of the Week - Sea Walls of Japan

An earthquake and tsunami in March of 2011 leveled cities and left 18,000 people dead along the east coast of Japan. The government responded with a plan to build hundreds of sea walls in hopes of protecting coastal communities from future disasters. Rikuzentakata was among the cities fortified after the tragedy. It was nearly destroyed by the tsunami and that damage is

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September 16, 2019

Image of the Week - Unplanted Acres in South Dakota

Abnormally high spring rainfall and subsequent flooding in the Midwest had a season-long impact on cropland production. In these Landsat images of South Dakota growing vegetation is shown as green and unplanted areas appear pink. The difference between 2018 and 2019 is striking.

A designation of "prevented planting" is given to unplanted acres as a signal to crop

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Color photo of Saud Amer with Eyes on Earth podcast logo
September 12, 2019

Eyes on Earth Episode 7 – Training Iraqi Scientists

EROS scientists track water availability and crop health around the world to help governments and non-profits manage resources and stave off food shortages. But EROS also teaches international scientists to track those resources themselves. In this episode, we hear about a recent training session at EROS for Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources.
 

September 9, 2019

Image of the Week - Melting in Greenland

In July, satellite imagery from Landsat 8 captured a major melting event in Greenland. 

Color photo of Jon Christopherson with USGS EROS "Eyes on Earth" graphic
August 31, 2019

Eyes on Earth Episode 4 - Cataloging Earth Observation Satellites

Earth observation used to be the province of a handful of countries with satellite technology. Today, hundreds of satellites built all over the world are launched every year. This episode of Eyes on Earth talks about the explosive growth in the civilian and commercial remote sensing and EROS’ role in it.

August 31, 2019

Surveying the Mangrove Forests of Pohnpei

Research Physical Scientist Dean Gesch shares an overview of USGS/EROS surveying efforts in the mangrove forests of Pohnpei.
 

Color photo of Doug Daniels with the graphic for the USGS EROS podcast "Eyes on Earth"
August 31, 2019

Eyes on Earth Episode 6 - Satellites 101

How much does an Earth observation satellite weigh? How are they launched? How fast does it travel? Does Landsat have a gas tank? In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we answer some of the basic questions surrounding the satellites that define the EROS mission.
 

August 27, 2019

Image of the Week - Night Lights in North Dakota

Daytime and nightime imagery from Earth-observing satellites reveal dramatic changes in North Dakota during the Bakken oil boom.
 

August 21, 2019

Data Citation Tips from NASA's Land Processes DAAC

Interested in citing data and tools from NASA’s Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)? This video will discuss why you should cite the data and data access tools you use in your research and where you can find information on the LP DAAC website to help you with your citation.

To learn more about the data featured in this video, and other data

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