Landsat 8

Free low resolution 30 m optical and thermal satellite data, acquired worldwide with a revisit rate of 16 days. 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.

Geometry type

This collection accepts AOIs. You will get full scenes intersecting the defined AOI.

Specifications

General

SpecificationDescription
Collection typeCatalog
Product typeOptical
System typeSatellite

Data

SpecificationDescription
Spatial resolution30 m (low)
100 m (low)
Geometric and radiometric
processing level
Level-2SP: radiometrically calibrated and orthorectified
Bit depth per pixel16-bit
Standard deliveryA ZIP file containing the following files:
  • Data (GeoTIFF)
  • Metadata (XML)
  • Thumbnails (JPEG)
  • Coefficients (TXT)

System

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

Band

SpecificationDescription
Spectral 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
AvailabilityFrom 2013
Full scene size185×180 km

UP42 data products

DescriptionData product IDCollection name
Level-2SP0d6796c4-9e0b-44e8-bb8f-3d0bc9794382landsat-8

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