Innovative cloud computing resources for remote sensing science have enabled advanced capabilities and analysis for solving complex large-scale data gap challenges within the USGS Water Availability and Use Science Program. With a vision for water budget estimation for the entire Nation, this research program integrates big data research and development into model applications, evaluation, and results.
Meeting demand for agricultural water use and ecosystems has become a challenge for the Upper Klamath Basin, which stretches across southern Oregon and northern California. This basin is home to several threatened and endangered species and to more than 200,000 acres of irrigation land on the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) Klamath Project.
Water resources are one of the Nation’s most important natural resources, especially for America’s farmland. However, changes in water management, land use, population, and climate are placing unprecedented demands on water supplies in the United States.
Cyanobacterial blooms are a global concern because they pose a threat to human and aquatic ecosystem health and cause economic damage. Cyanobacteria can produce toxins potent enough to adversely affect the health of humans, pets, livestock, and wildlife. The USGS is collaborating with the U.S.
To help assess the uses and value of Landsat imagery, social scientists at the USGS Social and Economic Analysis (SEA) Branch of the Fort Collins Science Center in Colorado are leading a long-term study, which includes surveys and case studies of Landsat imagery users.
The USGS is working with the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) to formulate the future Landsat 10 mission, scheduled to launch in the mid-2020s timeframe as part of the Sustainable Land Imaging (SLI) program (https://sustainablelandimaging.gsfc.nasa.gov/).
The USGS National Land Imaging Program (NLIP) has built a long-term capacity to collect and analyze land imaging user requirements to advance the Nation’s operational and science objectives and better serve the land imaging community. The USGS documents the land imaging requirements of U.S.
The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and collaborative agencies in Canada and Mexico have published the first-ever 30-meter resolution consistent land cover product for all of North America.
The National Land Cover Database (NLCD) provides nationwide data on land cover and land cover change at 30-meter (m) resolution. The current version of NLCD has quantified the U.S. land surface for land cover, percent impervious surface, and percent tree canopy cover for three periods: 2001, 2006, and 2011.
The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center’s National Land Cover Database team, in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is producing the most comprehensive remote-sensing-based quantification of western U.S. shrublands to date.