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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

LANDFIRE Quickens Pace for Providing Key Fire Data

LANDFIRE Quickens Pace for Providing Key Fire Data

Landsat Next: Getting Ready for the Data Deluge

Landsat Next: Getting Ready for the Data Deluge

Landsat Next: What Is the Mission? Why Do We Need It?

Landsat Next: What Is the Mission? Why Do We Need It?

Publications

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
Authors
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

Evaluation of streamflow predictions from LSTM models in water- and energy-limited regions in the United States

The application of Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) models for streamflow predictions has been an area of rapid development, supported by advancements in computing technology, increasing availability of spatiotemporal data, and availability of historical data that allows for training data-driven LSTM models. Several studies have focused on improving the performance of LSTM models; however, few studie
Authors
Kul Bikram Khand, Gabriel B. Senay

Science

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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Eyes on Earth Episode 118 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2

Landsat Next is targeted for launch around 2030. But we are already getting ready for all the new and improved data the mission will bring.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 118 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2

Landsat Next is targeted for launch around 2030. But we are already getting ready for all the new and improved data the mission will bring.
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