Land Resources

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Date published: May 15, 2021
Status: Active

Alaska North Slope LiDAR

High-resolution light detection and ranging (lidar) elevation data were acquired along the north coast of Alaska between 2009 and 2012. The lidar acquisition, from Icy Cape, Alaska to the United States/Canadian border, comprised approximately 11,000 km2. The airborne lidar data were acquired in support of the U.S. Geological Survey...

Date published: September 8, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 33 – Global Land Change

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about global land cover and land change mapping.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: August 21, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 32 – Lunar Calibration

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how calibration teams use the surface of the moon and unchanging landscapes to...

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: August 18, 2020
Status: Active

LCMAP Change Stories: Where the Forests Fall, the Grasses Grow

The forests and rangelands of the Western U.S. face fire dangers on multiple fronts.

The trees themselves provide fuel for wildfires, of course, but there are additional factors at play in this mountainous, forested stretch of land at the Idaho-Montana border.

Attribution: Land Resources
Date published: August 7, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 31 – Landsat 7 Flight Operations

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear about the stellar flight operations record of the team in charge of Landsat 7.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: July 26, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 30 – Remapping LANDFIRE

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about LANDFIRE and a yearslong project to improve the critical nationwide data...

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: July 24, 2020
Status: Active

LCMAP Change Stories: Crops Give Way to Concrete

Less than 15 miles separate the city of Plainfield from the nearby metropolis of Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana and the state’s largest urban center.

Date published: July 10, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 29 – Tracking Landscape Change with LCMAP

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about an exciting new initiative to track landscape change in the U.S.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: June 29, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 28 – Peer Reviews

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how remote sensing bolstered its credibility through the strength of rigorous peer...

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: June 15, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 27 - Australian Wildfires

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear from an Australian remote sensing scientist on the role of satellites during a...

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: May 29, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 26 – Satellite Constellations

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about satellite constellations and how they work to improve our understanding of...

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: May 26, 2020
Status: Active

LCMAP and NLCD: Complementary Data for Understanding the Geography of the United States

Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) Collection 1 science products provide unprecedented monitoring of past changes occurring in land cover and condition across the conterminous U.S. over more than 30 years at an annual timestep.