Science Snippets

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Date published: September 30, 2016

EarthView–Landsat Confirms Spatial Extent of Wind Tower Sediment Plumes

Landsat & Sentinel-2A work together to track sediment plume in the North Sea

Date published: September 22, 2016

The National Map Corps Mapping Challenge

Results of the Pennsylvania and New York Law Enforcement Mapping Challenges Released

Date published: September 20, 2016

Hazard a Guess? The riskiest science quiz you will ever take!

Are rates of sea level rise increasing faster along the West or the East Coast of the United States?

Date published: September 16, 2016

EarthView–Landslide Spreads 6 Miles Across Glacier Bay National Park

Two snapshots from Landsat show the extent of a landslide in an Alaska National Park.

Date published: September 12, 2016


It’s not flirting for submarines, but this week’s EarthWord does feature the ocean...

Date published: September 12, 2016

Mapping a Space-Weather Menace to Electric-Power Grids

New strides have been made toward quantifying how geomagnetic storms can interfere with the nation’s electric-power grid systems.  

Date published: September 5, 2016


It’s not a radar for liars, it’s this week’s Earthword...

Date published: September 2, 2016

EarthView–Landsat Monitors 1,800-Year-Old Redwoods

Landsat gives us a view of the legacy of logging near the Redwood Parks in California.

Date published: August 30, 2016

Hazard a Guess? The riskiest science quiz you will ever take!

How much of the Nation is susceptible to sinkholes (i.e., underlain by rock that dissolves easily)?

Date published: August 29, 2016


It’s not just teens that like to rebel; sometimes it’s rock layers like this EarthWord!

Date published: August 26, 2016

EarthView–Landsat Shows Spread of Soberanes Fire

Landsat 8 shows the progression of one of the biggest wildfire in California yet this year...