Remote sensing

MODIS Observes Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

MODIS Observes Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

MODIS Observes Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor is located onboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites. MODIS data are crucial tools for studying changes that have occurred on the surface of the Earth, including during times of drought. This video highlights Terra MODIS data over the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and the ...

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Image of the Week – Pine Island Glacier’s Newest Iceberg

Image of the Week – Pine Island Glacier’s Newest Iceberg

Image of the Week – Pine Island Glacier’s Newest Iceberg These Landsat 8 images show the latest iceberg to break free in Antarctica’s Pine Island. Warmer ocean waters are melting the ice from beneath, causing increasing instability. At the USGS EROS Center, we study land change, operate the Landsat satellites, and maintain the longest, continuously acquired collection of images of ...

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