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Date published: February 15, 2019

First in a Series of Landsat 9 Ground Readiness Tests is Successful

Landsat 9 Ground System development team members executed the first of a series of Ground Readiness Tests (GRTs) this week as they successfully simulated the communication of command and telemetry data between the Ground Network Element (GNE) at EROS and the Landsat Multi-Satellite...

Date published: February 8, 2019

Recent Lidar Awards Shine Light on Work Being Done at EROS

Two award ceremonies in late January 2019 cast spotlights on the good work being done with Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) by current and former staff of the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center.

Date published: February 4, 2019

USGS, EROS Offer Insights to National Fire Strategy Discussion

With California burning in the fall of 2018, the conversation came up yet once again.

How do we prevent monster fires with names like Camp and Woolsey from torching massive amounts of California landscape—or anywhere else, for that matter? Is it even possible to build fire resistance into the intersection of wildlands and rural developments?

Date published: January 29, 2019

QuickDRI, VegDRI Showed Their Value in Montana Drought of 2017

In the spring of 2017, almost no one in Montana saw the drought coming. Not when winter snowpack and early rains soaked the landscapes with adequate moisture. Not when springtime green-up seemed to hold such promise.

Date published: January 29, 2019

MRLC Releases New Website

The Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC) would like to announce the release of our updated website. The website redesign was undertaken in anticipation of the release of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ...

Date published: December 13, 2018

EROS Scientists Bring Their Knowledge, Work to National Climate Assessments

Whether fully or in part, the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center’s fingerprints are all over the National Climate Assessment (NCA) and associated reports that have been released since passage of the U.S. Global Change Research Act of 1990.

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.