The Land Remote Sensing Image Gallery allows users to see how the surface of the Earth is changing rapidly, at local, regional, national, even global scales, with significant repercussions for people, the economy, and the environment.
Lake Levels in Hispaniola Rise Dramatically
Landsat imagery shows a dramatic change in lakes Azuéi and Enriquillo, inland saltwater lakes on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola that are known for their crocodiles and iguanas.
Landsat Played Role in Confirming 1986 Chernobyl Disaster
When the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded 30 years ago, on April 26, 1986, Landsat 5 was the first civilian satellite to confirm the disaster near Pripyat, Ukraine, in the agricultural heartland of the Soviet Union.
Wildfires Scorch Large Swaths Along Oklahoma-Kansas Border
Grasslands made lush by summer rains in 2015 have turned into a tinderbox along the Kansas-Oklahoma border after a dry winter and gusty spring winds transformed the withering vegetation into fire fuel.
Wind, Waves Alter Coastal Barriers
In the United States, barrier beaches and spits line up along nearly a quarter of the country's coasts, mostly facing the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
Landsat Helps Battle Pine Beetle Hordes
At the size of a grain of rice, the mountain pine beetle’s subtle assault on America’s forests isn’t always obvious to the naked eye.
Mississippi River Floods Deep South
Late winter storms March 10-12, 2016, drenched areas of Louisiana, eastern Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas with up to 20 inches of rain, causing significant damage and evacuations.
Alaska Earthquake Anniversary
When the Earth shook Alaska 52 years ago—on Good Friday, March 27, 1964—tsunamis wiped out entire villages.
Landsat Reveals Water Use Dynamics in the San Joaquin Valley
California's San Joaquin Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions.
Landsat Reveals Post-Fire Problems
Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) bands on the sensors aboard the Landsat satellites help to identify destructive nature of wildland fires that lie beyond the flames.
Accounting for the clouds
Clouds can be a real headache when it comes to satellite imaging.