Land Change Science Program


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Date published: November 18, 2019

Green Stormwater Infrastructure to Reduce Suburban Runoff

A new study finds that a high density of green stormwater infrastructure can provide enhanced mitigation of peak flows and runoff volumes compared to large, detention-based stormwater control practices.

Date published: August 20, 2019

Land Change Science Program Scientist Honored as 2019 AGU Fellow

The American Geophysical Union has announced their 2019 Fellows!

Date published: July 30, 2019

New Phenology Viewer Released

USGS remote sensing phenology data are now available in an online map viewer application.

Launch Viewer

Date published: May 20, 2019

New Land Cover Maps Depict 15 Years of Change across America

Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released the latest edition of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) for the U.S. – the most comprehensive land cover database that the USGS has ever produced. The NLCD 2016 documents land cover change in the Lower 48 states from 2001 to 2016. During this 15-year period, 7.6 percent of the conterminous U.S. changed land cover at least once.

Date published: May 15, 2019

LCS-funded Scientist's Work Highlighted as USGS Top Story

LCS-funded scientist, Kristen Manies, recently had her research with methane sensing drones highlighted as a USGS top story. The work uses unmanned aircraft to “sniff” methane gas escaping from thawing permafrost. Learn more about the amazing work she's a part...

Date published: April 26, 2019

National Climate Change Viewer data used in an evaluation comparing statistical downscaling methods and data sets

A comprehensive evaluation comparing hydroclimate projections derived from six statistically downscaled data sets, including data underpinning the National Climate Change Viewer (NCCV) was recently published.

Date published: March 5, 2019

Land Change Science Seminar

Changing Drought Extremes as a Growing Stressor of Eco-Hydro-Socio-Systems: Strategic Opportunities & Challenges for Multi-Disciplinary USGS Research

Date published: February 28, 2019

Remote Sensing Phenology Revised Metrics for 2003 - 2017 Released

A revised set of phenology metrics have been released for 2003 – 2017. This suite of phenology metrics was
derived from time-series Collection 6 Aqua eMODIS Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data.

Download C6 Aqua Eastern U.S. 250 m eMODIS Phenology Metrics

Date published: February 14, 2019

A Comparison of Fire Potential Index Rasters

The purpose of this study is to make a quantitative comparison of Fire Potential Index (fpi) rasters created by identical processes and on coincident dates, differing only in the sensor from which the source data were obtained. 

Date published: September 14, 2018

Big Thompson Floods of 1976 and 2013 - A Visual Comparison

The Big Thompson Floods of 1976 and 2013 shown visually. The inundation images reflect the location and peak streamflows at certain points between Estes Park and Loveland, Colorado.

Date published: August 6, 2018

USGS Scientist Dr. Craig D. Allen Named Ecological Society of America Fellow

The U.S. Geological Survey is celebrating the achievements of Dr. Craig D. Allen, who was recently named an Ecological Society of America (ESA) fellow for making exceptional contributions to a broad array of ecology. Dr. Allen, a research ecologist with the USGS Fort Collins Science Center, joins 27 other newly-initiated ESA fellows from academia, public and private sectors. Fellows are elected for life.