Land Resources

News

Filter Total Items: 243
Date published: December 7, 2018

EROS Research Presented at AGU

The American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting takes place Dec. 10-14 in Washington, D.C. The work of the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center will be well-represented at the weeklong conference. More than half a dozen USGS EROS researchers will lead or participate in sessions, and EROS authors contributed to many others....

Date published: November 29, 2018

Post-fire Sagebrush Recovery Looks to Landsat Time Series Data for Solutions

When a wildfire rampages through a sagebrush domain, restoring the landscape’s natural vegetation afterward is often a dicey proposition. But now complicate that situation with soil-moisture-robbing drought either before or after the fire. What becomes the best restoration solution then?

Date published: November 15, 2018

EROS Workshop Offers First Look at Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection Products

The mapping and classification of land use and land cover has long been a primary duty for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and remotely-sensed data at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center has served as the backbone of the Survey’s modern efforts.

In recent years, two advancements in remote sensing emerged that promise to revolutionize the field.

Date published: November 14, 2018

Brazilians Work with EROS Staff to Map, Monitor Agricultural Irrigation

Brazilian officials tasked with managing their country’s water resources are working with staff at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center to better understand how that valuable asset is being used for agricultural irrigation in their homeland.

Date published: November 9, 2018

USGS Burned Area Products Group in Denver Touts Value of Landsat ARD

For all the great Federal records and remotely sensed products out there that have documented fires across the United States through the decades, it seems almost none have consistently and comprehensively mapped those burned areas across time and space.

At least not until now.

Date published: November 6, 2018

CoNED Digital Elevation Model Helps Majuro Prepare for Sea Level Rise

University of Hawaii Geology and Geophysics Professor Chip Fletcher spread his maps on the table as land planners from Majuro—a large coral atoll of 64 islands in the Central Pacific’s Republic of the Marshall Islands­—leaned in.

Date published: October 30, 2018

NASA’s AppEEARS Data Extraction Tool Adds USGS Datasets

A powerful data extraction tool that intuitively streamlines and simplifies the exploration of more than 100 datasets within NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) now has expanded to include its first two datasets from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Date published: October 24, 2018

Newman Offers Wide-Ranging Look at Potential Future of Landsat

When it comes to the business of acquiring remotely sensed data, of preserving that data and providing a portal to it, National Land Imaging Program Coordinator Tim Newman is a man with a focus.

Date published: October 22, 2018

Review Panels Ensure USGS, NASA Don’t Pay ‘the Price of Failure’ with Landsat 9

Agencies like NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that commit multiple millions of dollars to put Landsat satellites into space need to know that the spacecraft, the sensors onboard, the ground system operating the satellite, and the launch vehicle are all designed and built the right way.

Date published: October 18, 2018

USGS, AmericaView Connection Proves Valuable with Hurricane Florence

In the days of Hurricane Florence, when the winds blew, the rains fell, the ocean surged, and the rivers overflowed, the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners moved quickly to make a difference in people’s lives.

Date published: October 5, 2018

EROS Leads Dialogue on Future of Earth Observation

Forty-six years ago, there was a single Earth observation satellite circling the globe – Landsat 1.

By 1988, four countries operated such satellites. In 2018, there were 45 Earth observing satellites launched by September. Another 36 launches are planned this year.

The number of countries operating satellites? That’s swollen to 54.

Date published: October 4, 2018

Landsat 9 Ground System Meets Design Criteria to Move Forward

Tim Rykowski has a history of reviewing satellite ground systems. NASA’s Space Network Systems Manager, Rykowski figures he’s probably sat in on a few dozen such reviews during his 35 years at NASA, including the design and build of the Landsat 9 (L9) Ground System that’s going on now.