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.
Laguna Pastos Grandes, Bolivia
Laguna Pastos Grandes is a shallow salt lake located in Boliviaâ€™s Pastos Grandes volcanic caldera.
Eye of the Sahara, Mauritania
Near the western edge of the Sahara Desert is a feature that resembles a large eye when viewed from space.
Lusi Mud Volcano, Indonesia
The largest mud volcano in the world is located in Porong, Sidoarjo in Indonesia, where it is locally called the Lusi Mud Volcano. Mud volcanoes are created when hot mud (rather than lava) erupts from a vent on the Earth's surface. This type of eruption typically includes a mixture of steam and gas, groundwater, and mud-based slurry.
Sockeye Fire, Alaska
The afternoon of Sunday June 14, Alaskan authorities were notified of a 40-acre fire in Willow, AK. Named the Sockeye Fire for the street where the fire began, the fire moved quickly through the black spruce forested area due to flat topography and hot, dry, windy weather.
Trinity River Flooding, Texas
Heavy rains fell over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana in late May 2015. Many lakes and rivers filled and overflowed their banks, causing widespread flooding in both urban and rural areas.
2015 Earthquake and Landslides, Nepal
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. Along with damage due to shaking, the earthquake and its aftershocks triggered many large and small landslides throughout the region.
35th Anniversary of Mount St. Helens Eruption
The violent eruption of Mount St. Helens 35 years ago permanently changed the mountain and surrounding forest.
Haruj Volcanic Field, Libya
Haruj is the large volcanic field that dominates this Landsat image mosaic acquired over central Libya.
Changes to Lake Urmia, Iran
Lake Urmia, located in northwestern Iran, was once one of the largest saltwater lakes in the Middle East. These Landsat images show the changes to Lake Urmia’s surface area over the past fourteen years.
Iceland's Ice Caps
These two Landsat images show several of Iceland's ice caps as they appeared in September 1986 and 2014.