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Color photo of Matt Hansen with graphic for Eyes on Earth podcast.
July 24, 2020

Eyes on Earth Episode 33 – Global Land Change

Mapping land cover across the United States using Landsat satellite data is a difficult, time-intensive job, but there are jobs far larger. Matt Hansen, a Maryland-based professor and member of the Landsat Science Team focuses his efforts on mapping land cover and change on a global scale. In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we hear from Matt on how he and his team use the

Color photo of Cody Anderson with graphic for USGS EROS podcast Eyes on Earth
July 27, 2020

Eyes on Earth Episode 32 - Lunar Calibration

Calibration teams at the USGS EROS Center use a variety of methods to make sure the data collected by Landsat satellites are an accurate representation of the Earth’s surface. They’re constantly comparing new imagery to old, tweaking algorithms to correct issues that might emerge, and using unchanging Earth surface sites and on-the-ground readings to check for consistency

Color photo of Guy Thayer with graphic for USGS EROS podcast Eyes on Earth
July 22, 2020

Eyes on Earth Episode 31 – Landsat 7 Flight Operations

Just recently, in mid-July, the flight operations team charged with keeping the Landsat 7 satellite running smoothly achieved a major milestone. They have gone 8 straight years now without an operator error. Considering that the team is operating a machine that costs hundreds of millions of dollars and flies at more than 17,000 miles per hour, avoiding any kind or operator

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August 5, 2020

Landsat 8 Collection 1 Land Surface Reflectance Code Product Guide

The Landsat 8 Collection 1 Land Surface Reflectance Code (LaSRC) Product Guide describes the LaSRC algorithm and the Landsat 8 Surface Reflectance data products created from it. 

Visit the Landsat Surface Reflectance page for more information. 

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August 5, 2020

Landsat 4-7 Collection 1 Surface Reflectance Code LEDAPS Product Guide

The Landsat 4-7 Collection 1 Surface Reflectance Code LEDAPS Product Guide describes the LEDAPS algorithm and the Collection 1 Surface Reflectance data products created from it. 

Visit the Landsat Surface Reflectance web page for more information

 

Jesslyn Brown (top) and Jennifer Rover with graphic for USGS EROS podcast "Eyes on Earth"
July 1, 2020

Eyes on Earth Episode 29 – Tracking Landscape Change with LCMAP

The U.S. Geological Survey took a bold step toward documenting change across the landscape with the launch of the first Landsat satellite in 1972. Since then, it’s collected nearly five decades of imagery. But it takes more than just imagery to understand change. It takes time, effort—and serious computing horsepower. The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and

Example of Landsat Provisional Actual Evapotranspiration
July 31, 2018

Example of Landsat Provisional Actual Evapotranspiration

Example of Landsat Provisional Actual Evapotranspiration near the Colorado/Nebraska border near the Platte River.

Attribution: Land Resources
Landsat Provisional Actual Evapotranspiration example
July 31, 2018

Landsat Provisional Actual Evapotranspiration example

Example of Landsat Provisional Actual Evapotranspiration for agricultural fields near Sterling, Colorado in the South Platte Basin, using data acquired by Landsat 8 (Path 32 Row 32) on July 31, 2018; Left: Natural Color Surface Reflectance Image, Right: Actual Evapotranspiration Image.

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Attribution: Land Resources
Marvin Bauer with Eyes on Earth podcast graphic
June 16, 2020

Eyes on Earth Episode 28 - Peer Reviews

Remote sensing is not an especially venerable scientific discipline, at least in comparison to fields like biology, chemistry or medicine. From its beginnings with aerial photography in the 1920s through the initial stages of satellite-based land imaging in the early 1970s, few peer-reviewed publications were available for scientists to share their ideas and improve their

June 16, 2020

Watering the Sahara

In a remote part of the Sahara Desert in Egypt, center pivot irrigation fields fill the landscape. Thanks to the Landsat archive, we can see how dramatically this area has changed over the last 35 years. But until the growth in irrigation, this part of the world hadn't changed much from a satellite's perspective. That's why Landsat calibration engineers originally chose it

Color image of Australian wildfire with the graphic for the podcast "Eyes on Earth"
April 14, 2020

Eyes on Earth Episode 27 - Australian Wildfires

The continent of Australia experienced some of the most devastating wildfires in its history in late 2019 and early 2020. Remote sensing scientists in Australia, who collaborate closely with EROS, relied on satellites like Landsat to help assess and monitor the damage. In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we hear from one of our Australian partners on the value of satellite

June 14, 2019

What It Means to be an International Cooperator

This video gives an overview of what it mean to be an International Cooperator, including information on what is an International Cooperator, who represents the International Cooperator community, what are the benefits of being an International Cooperator, and what does it mean to be an International Cooperator.