Category: Landsat

Pecora 22 Calls for Special Session Abstracts

The 22nd William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium (Pecora 22) will be held October 23 – 28, 2022 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Visit the Pecora 22 website for more details.  Continuous monitoring of the Earth involves the integration and analysis of both historical and contemporary remotely sensed imagery.  It occurs across spatial and temporal scales, measurement…
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Landsat 9 Serves as Backbone of Efforts to Reduce Deforestation and Forest Degradation

International partners and collaborators were interviewed on site at the launch of Landsat 9 about their use of Landsat data and their role in the program for Episode 61 of the USGS EROS podcast “Eyes on Earth.” Andres Espejo is a Senior Forest Carbon Specialist working for the World Bank’s Climate Change Group. His position…
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Upcoming changes to Landsat 7 and 8 CPF RSS filenames

The table below displays the new filenames of the Landsat 8 and Landsat 7 CPF RSS feeds as of December 1. Users are encouraged to update any automatic access scripts and/or bookmarks to ensure continued notifications.    Current Filename New Filename as of Dec 1, 2021 Landsat 8 Collection 2Collection 1 https://landsat.usgs.gov/c2/cpf.rss https://landsat.usgs.gov/cpf.rss  https://landsat.usgs.gov/c2/L8CPFRSS.rss https://landsat.usgs.gov/c1/L8CPFRSS.rss  Landsat 7 Collection 2Collection 1…
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Underfly Positions Landsat 9 Below Landsat 8 for Simultaneous Scenes

Landsat 9 will fly beneath Landsat 8 as part of the calibration process for the newer satellite, launched on Sept. 27, 2021. The underfly will allow calibration experts to compare measurements collected by the fully operational satellite with Landsat 9, management and operation of which will be handed off to the U.S. Geological Survey in…
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First Images of Earth Taken by the Landsat 9 Satellite Released

The images, referred to as “first light” by operators, were all acquired Oct. 31 and provide a preview of how the mission will continue and improve on the Landsat program’s unprecedented almost 50-year history of Earth satellite imagery. Landsat helps people prepare for and respond to natural disasters such as landslides and wildfires, manage vital natural resources and understand the impacts of climate change. First light images are curated by NASA as part of the…
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USGS, EROS Process ‘First Light’ Images from Landsat 9

Landsat 9 carries two instruments designed to work together to capture a broad range of wavelengths: the Operational Land Imager 2, or OLI-2, which detects nine different wavelengths of visible, near-infrared and shortwave-infrared light; and the Thermal Infrared Sensor 2, or TIRS-2, which detects two wavelengths of thermal radiation to measure slight changes in temperature.…
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ESPA now includes Landsat Collection 2 Normalized Difference Snow Index

Derived from Landsat Collection 2 Surface Reflectance data, Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) products are produced using scenes that can successfully process to Landsat Collection 2 Level-2 Surface Reflectance products. The NDSI science product is the normalized difference between spectral bands green (G) and the shortwave infrared (SWIR). NDSI is useful for separating snow from vegetation, soils,…
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Landsat 9 Galleries: Launch Week

Officials and guests with the USGS and Department of Interior were among those to visit Space Launch Complex 3 the day before liftoff. Scientists gathered for a meet and greet at a Lompoc, CA, winery, where they spoke about how the unparalleled record of Landsat observations across nearly 50 years helps them to study and…
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Landsat Update October 2021

Subscribe to receive future Landsat Updates in your email In this issue… Landsat 9 Reaches Orbit Pecora 22: Celebrating 50 years of Landsat Landsat Collection 2 Analysis Ready Data Collection 1 Forward Processing Termination Landsat Science Team Meeting Landsat 7 End of Life Decommissioning of Historic Prototype Viewers Upcoming Meetings and User Conferences Data Access Connect/Interact/Contact…
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Reminder: Historic Prototype Viewers to be Decommissioned

For Landsat Collection 2, users are encouraged to use the new LandsatLook 2.0 tool. The new tool allows rapid online visualization and access to the Landsat archive. It also enables users to create dynamic custom mosaics using three band combinations, to select spectral indices, and to perform quality assessment band filtering.   Landsat Collection 1, Landsat…
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