Landsat

Smoke Blankets British Columbia

Hundreds of fires are burning in the Canadian province.<p>Image of the day for August 15, 2018<p>Instruments:Landsat 8 — OLITerra — MODIS<p>Image of the Day …

British Columbia

Options for the Continuing Evolution of the Earth Science Constellation

Options for the Continuing Evolution of the Earth Science Constellation<p>NTRS Full-Text:<p>Click to View [PDF Size: 2.7 MB]<p>Author and Affiliation:<p>Machado, …

Space Travel

Descartes Labs adds Airbus’ OneAtlas catalog to its satellite maps platform

Descartes Labs, a Santa Fe, New Mexico-based geospatial analytics startup, is teaming up with Airbus to bring high-resolution satellite imagery to its platform.<p>In a blog post today, the company announced that its Descartes Labs Platform, a framework for “global-scale predictive analysis” and …

Business

Smoke Plumes Tower Over California

Several fires are spreading noxious gases and particles across the state—and to a lesser degree much of the country.<p>Image of the day for August 9, …

Photos

A Mesmerizing Animation Of How A River Changes Course Over 30 Years

Most of the time, the earth seems to change at an imperceptibly slow pace. But satellite imagery shows that some natural phenomena change faster than …

Animation

Landslide Buries Scenic California Highway

California

The Abyss of Time

On a boat at a rocky promontory in Scotland, farmer James Hutton made an argument that changed our understanding of Earth’s age and helped establish …

Photos

GMS: Harmonized Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 Data

Harmonized Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 Data<p>Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 satellites have spectral and spatial similarities that make using their data …

Space Travel

Fires, Floods and Satellite Views: Modeling the Boreal Forest’s Future

In 2014, megafires in Canada’s Northwest Territories scorched more than 7 million acres of forest, releasing half as much carbon back into the …

Climate Change

These NASA Photos of Earth Will Blow Your Mind

<i>Image Credit: NASA/USGS/Landsat/Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon</i>It's no secret that Earth is really freaking beautiful.It's also no secret that NASA has …

Particles

DEVELOP

Location<p>Maryland - Goddard<p>Term<p>Summer 2018<p>Partner(s)<p>US Fish and Wildlife Service, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge<p>NASA Earth Observations<p>Aqua, …

Space Travel

The Week's Coolest Space Images

The Changed Glacier (Header Image)<p>The Columbia is a large tidewater glacier, flowing directly into the sea. When British explorers first surveyed it …

Particles

Taking Stock of the World’s Sandy Beaches

Sandy beaches are growing in some parts of the world and shrinking quickly in others, including one-third of marine protected areas.<p>Image of the day …

Photos

Cape Horn: A Mariner’s Nightmare

Ferocious winds and huge waves have long made it perilous to navigate around the southernmost tip of South America.<p>Image of the day for December 24, …

Photos

Growth of the Holuhraun Lava Field

The Holuhraun lava field in Iceland continues to grow.<p>Image of the day for January 8, 2015<p>Instrument:Landsat 8 — OLI<p>View more Images of the Day:<p>Jan …

Photos

Images captured from orbit show disturbing views of smoke billowing from California's wildfires

When California's 2018 wildfire season is over — if it actually ends — it may well be remembered as the summer of the "new normal." That is, of …

Wildfires

Will Wildfire Smoke Obscure Your View Of The Perseid Meteor Shower?

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most spectacular and plentiful natural shows in the sky. With up to 50-100 meters per hour, according to NASA, sky watchers are usually in for a treat. This year the Perseid meteor shower peaks from August 12th (around 4 pm EDT) to August 13th (4 am EDT). …

Perseids

World of change: Columbia Glacier, Alaska

The Columbia Glacier descends from an ice field 10,000 feet (3,050 meters) above sea level, down the flanks of the Chugach Mountains, and into a …

Sea Level

Catalog Page for PIA01911

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>In many parts of the world, wetlands are being converted to shrimp ponds in order to farm these crustaceans for …

Bands

Human-Caused Fires Are Destroying the Amazon

The shrieking rip of a chainsaw and the muffled roar of fire: both of these sounds are associated with extensive destruction of Amazon rainforest. …

Amazon Rainforest

SSL strategy chief says small satellites will enhance work of huge government spacecraft

Through reorganization, studies and contracts, SSL is positioning itself to claim a share of the commercial and government small satellite …

Space Exploration

Offshore Wind Farms Make Wakes

Wind Power

The Arctic carbon cycle is speeding up, study reports

When people think of the Arctic, snow, ice and polar bears come to mind. Trees? Not so much. At least not yet.<p>A new NASA-led study using data from …

Global Warming

Changing Forest Cover Since the Soviet Era

Forests

Advanced Webinar: Processing Satellite Imagery for Monitoring Water Quality; Capacitación en Línea Avanzada: Procesamiento de Imágenes Satelitales para el Monitoreo de la Calidad del Agua

Dates:<p>to<p>Times:<p>09:00-11:00 and 16:00-18:00 EDT (UTC-4)<p>Registration Closes:<p>Learning Objectives:<p>By the end of this training, attendees will be able …

Webinars

Bang Kachao: Bangkok’s Green Lung

Tucked inside a bend of the Chao Phraya River, a green oasis stands in the heart of an urban jungle.<p>Image of the day for March 1, …

Photos

Mapping Mangroves by Satellite

Mangroves are among the most biologically important ecosystems on the planet and a common feature of tropical and sub-tropical coastlines. Scientists …

Mangroves

A swirl of algae is gigantic and beautiful... but is a harbinger of something darker

It’s northern hemisphere summer, and you know what that means: phytoplankton blooms!<p>No, really. These microscopic plants drift along in the sea …

Global Warming

NASA to try strained-layer super lattice imagers in space

NASA has turned to strained-layer super lattice (SLS) imagers for infra-red space cameras. They are based on earlier ‘quantum well infrared …

Electronics

DeFROST Detailed and Fast Remote Observation of Snow for Tourism

Users and their needs<p>Service/ system concept<p>DeFROST automatically delivers daily updated information on:<p>Daily snow cover (30 meters spatial …

Meteorology