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Date published: June 12, 2019

International Cooperators Honored with Permanent EROS Lobby Display

Landsat 9 mission updates and ground station preparation are among the major topics on the agenda for the scientists and engineers from 11 counties visiting Sioux Falls, SD this week for the annual meeting of the Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG).

Date published: June 10, 2019

LCMAP to Lead Workshop at Pecora 21

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) team will lead a workshop at the joint meeting of the 21st William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium (Pecora 21) and the 38th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE-38).

Date published: May 31, 2019

Coastal Storm Modeling System Relies on Elevation Data Provided by CoNED, EROS

With sea levels rising and storms increasingly threatening their shorelines and cliffs, officials in Southern California face some difficult decisions.

Date published: May 29, 2019

J.W. Powell’s Perilous River Expedition

May 24, 2019, marked the 150th anniversary of the beginning of John Wesley Powell’s ambitious expedition through the canyonlands of Utah, Colorado, and Arizona, including the Grand Canyon. Powell succeeded in recording some of the earliest known maps, data, topographic measurements, geology, and local Native American culture for much of the treacherous Colorado River.

Date published: May 23, 2019

Landsat ARD Now Part of AppEEARS’ Data Extraction Capability

LP DAAC Project Scientist Tom Maiersperger still remembers the question clearly, back five years or so ago, when NASA's Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) at EROS was just starting to explore the idea of a new data extraction tool.

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: March 20, 2019

Black Hills Perfect Laboratory for Multi-Sensor Fire Science Research

After the Legion Lake Fire at Custer State Park in South Dakota’s Black Hills erupted in December 2017— burning across private, state, and federal landscapes all at once—scientists at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center discovered an important opportunity among the ashes.

Date published: March 11, 2019

President Proposes $983 Million FY20 Budget for USGS

Budget Focuses on Priorities Supporting American Energy Enterprise, National Security, and Natural Hazard Response Efforts

Date published: March 4, 2019

USGS contributes to the Fourth National Climate Assessment

USGS Research Hydrologist Glenn Hodgkins co-authored the Fourth National Climate Assessment’s Northeast chapter. USGS Research Geologist Erika Lentz was also a co-author. The recently published chapter discusses historical and potential future impacts of climatic changes on New England’s people and natural resources, including it’s inland and coastal waters.

Date published: February 22, 2019

LANDFIRE Remap Begins to Roll Out

With a vegetation and fuels base map that was over 15 years old and a commitment to keep LANDFIRE (LF) data relevant, LF staff at EROS has produced a new base map product suite, representing 2016 ground conditions.

Date published: February 22, 2019

EROS Work Informs USGS Sagebrush Ecosystem Efforts

The case for sagebrush habitat as the iconic landscape of the American West is a fairly one easy to make.