Hurricane Matthew Exacts Heavy Toll on Haiti
A week after Hurricane Matthew slammed through southwestern Haiti on October 4, 2016, Landsat 8's Operational Land Imager sensor provided dramatic documentation of the scope of destruction in the Caribbean country.
Beauty of Earth Science Revealed Within Great Smoky Mountains
Earth Science reminds us that the study of Earth and its biological processes can occur anywhere—whether we realize it or not.
Cedar River Surges to Second-Highest Level in Eastern Iowa
On September 27, 2016, the Cedar River surged to a crest of 22 feet at Cedar Rapids, Iowa—6 feet above the river’s major flood stage designation.
Landsat Confirms Spatial Extent of Wind Tower Sediment Plumes
Earth observation satellites help researchers confirm the presence of large plumes containing suspended sediments extending from hundreds of wind towers in the coastal waters of the North Sea southeast of England.
Landslide Spreads 6 Miles Across Glacier Bay National Park
On June 28, 2016, a 4,000-foot-high mountainside in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve collapsed, sending rocky debris equivalent to 60 million mid-size SUVs tumbling onto nearby Lamplugh Glacier.
Landsat Records Aftermath of Historic World Trade Center Attack
Landsat's role in monitoring land use and land cover changes on Earth gives it a spectacular view of the planets most historic events.
Landsat Monitors 1,800-Year-Old Redwoods
Redwood National and State Parks in northern California are the embodiment of America’s ongoing challenge to balance the country’s economic interests against preserving its natural wilderness, protecting some forested lands while allowing for resource extraction elsewhere.
Landsat Shows Spread of Soberanes Fire
A wildfire near Soberanes Creek along the Pacific coast of California started July 22, 2016, and spread to over 86,000 acres one month later.
Crater Lake Image Shows Potential of Sentinel-2A
This image from the European Space Agency's Sentinel-2A satellite offers a breathtaking view of Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon.
Landsat Reveals Scar of 'Good Burn' at Guadalupe Mountains
Wildfires in wilderness areas like Guadalupe Mountains National Park in west Texas are always a danger, but they can produce what land managers call a “good burn,” too.
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