Andrew Elmore on studying changes to the landscape from outer space

January 2, 2018
Andrew Elmore of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory was interviewed as part of USGS Landsat in Action series.

When parking lots go up and rooftops multiply, land cover and land uses change. Andrew Elmore with the Appalachian Laboratory explains how he uses data from satellites to understand what's happening on the landscape, including identifying the impact of impervious surfaces on stream networks and measuring the timing of spring in forests.