Landsat 8

Free low resolution 30 m optical and thermal satellite data, acquired worldwide. The collection contains data from 2013 to the present.


Overview

Landsat 8 is an Earth observation mission from the Landsat programme of USGS and NASA. It provides free optical and thermal data acquired by the following sensors:

  • Operational Land Imager, which captures imagery in the visible, near-infrared, and short-wave infrared portions of the spectrum.
  • Thermal Infrared Sensor, which captures heat data in the thermal infrared range.

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A Landsat 8 image of Laguna de Aculeo (Chile)

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Specifications

General

SpecificationDescription
Collection typeCatalog
Product typeOptical
System typeSatellite

Data

SpecificationDescription
Spatial resolution30 m (low)
100 m (low)
Bit depth per pixel16-bit
Standard deliveryA ZIP file containing the following files:
  • Data (GeoTIFF)
  • Metadata (XML)
  • Thumbnails (JPEG)
  • Coefficients (TXT)

Processing levels

System

SpecificationDescription
Acquisition modeMono
Incidence angleUp to 75°
OrbitSun-synchronous, at 705 km
Catalog refresh rateEvery 16 days
Swath width185 km

Spectral bands

SpecificationDescription
Band data30 m:
  • Band 1: 435–451 nm (coastal aerosol)
  • Band 2: 452–512 nm (blue)
  • Band 3: 533–590 nm (green)
  • Band 4: 636–673 nm (red)
  • Band 5: 851–879 nm (near-infrared)
  • Band 6: 1566–1651 nm (short-wave infrared)
  • Band 7: 2107–2294 nm (short-wave infrared)
100 m:
  • Band 10: 10600–11190 nm (thermal infrared)

Geographic reference

SpecificationDescription
Coordinate reference systemUTM-WGS84

Limitations

LimitationValue
InputAOI
AvailabilityFrom 2013
Output185×180 km scene

UP42 data products

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