Watch scientific animations, presentations, video shorts, training, and more related to USGS science and research.
Ever wonder how Landsat 8 orbits our planet? Here is an overview to explain this part of how we capture every pixel.
A tour of the Planetary Geologic Mapping Python toolbox, a suite of GIS tools from the Astrogeology Science Center.
Geoscience Australia's Acting Chief Scientist Adam Lewis talks about the value of Landsat data, the importance of free and open policy, and how analysis ready data is advancing earth observing science.
This video is of is a three-dimensional (3D) view of the Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands topobathymetric model which consists of topography (land elevation) and bathymetry (water depth). This video shows the importance of high-resolution, detailed topobathymetric models because...
- Sea otters are perhaps the best-known example of a "keystone predator".
- Sea otter behavior -- in particular diet specialization and limited mobility -- can mediate their effects on ecosystem dynamics.
- Other predators, especially large sea stars, can complement and ...
In this tutorial, we will show you how to use some advanced features in the LandsatLook Viewer. The site can be found at: http://landsatlook.usgs.gov/
The imagery featured in this video was created using data distributed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC). These satellite-derived data are from NASA’s Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research...
A USGS video about manatees reveals that while the animals may act like the cows of the sea, they also have more than a bit of the magical siren or mermaid about them. Go for a serene swim.
The EROS Science Center is responsible for acquiring earth observations, archiving that data, and developing applications for the data to learn more about our planet. Visit https://eros.usgs.gov
A team of USGS scientists spent two weeks in the isolated Glacier Bay National Park, exploring one of the fastest-moving faults in North America.
Lesson 3a: The National Map Viewer Interface and Data Content. In this lesson, we will provide the user with an overview and demonstration of the interface and data content of The National Map Viewer.
Lesson 3b: The National Map Viewer Tool Functionality: Legend, Measure, Elevation Profile, and Spot Elevations. In this lesson, we will provide the user with a demonstration of functionality and capabilities of tools in The National Map Viewer.
Off the coast of Louisiana, the small Isle de Jean Charles has nearly been swallowed by the ocean. Only about 2% of the land mass remains compared to it's size in the 1950s.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has improved Landsat data quality and usability through the creation of Analysis Ready Data (ARD) for the conterminous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Landsat ARD greatly reduces the preparatory work currently required to do time-series analysis for...
LGSOWG #46 was held in Rapid City, South Dakota in 2017.
Lesson 9a: Accessing US Topo Through the USGS Store. This lesson will cover how to access the USGS Store and where to download free USGS Topo maps.
- The U.S. is increasingly reliant on supply of mineral raw materials from other countries.
- Advanced technologies are increasingly making use of nearly the entire periodic table of the elements.
- Dynamic studies of critical and strategic mineral supply and demand can identify ...
CEOS Future Data Access & Architecture Team has outlined it's strategy for creating and distributing earth observations. These 5 initiatives will improve the way CEOS uses this data.
The Belo Monte Dam Complex's construction has had a significant impact on the flow of water along the Xingu River. These Landsat images show the changing landscape over the past several years.
At the USGS EROS Center, we study land change, operate the Landsat satellites, and maintain the...
This video focuses on the Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AρρEEARS) Area Sampler. With AρρEEARS, users can retrieve analysis ready data for specific areas of interest for a variety of NASA data products, including those derived from the Moderate Resolution...
An introduction to GIS data using ArcMap 10.1 and higher; intended for planetary geologic mappers.
This webinar was conducted as part of the Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series, held in partnership by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the FWS National Conservation Training Center.
Webinar Summary: Prescribed fire is commonly used by...
Alan Belward from the European Union's Joint Research Center discusses how Landsat helps his team promote sustainable development.
Ted Scambos, Lead Scientist at the National Snow & Ice Data Center, talks about the roll of Landsat in his research studying polar regions.