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Dataset

 

Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIR): Land remote sensing level 1 data

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2015-07-21
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Landsat 8 was a joint project between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Data was originally obtained from the USGS via the Catapult Satellite Applications Facility and is now held by Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA). The data are in GeoTIFF format.

This Landsat 8 dataset corresponds to the standard Level 1 terrain corrected data compatible with data acquired using Landsat 1 to Landsat 7. The Landsat 8 payload comprises two sensors: the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS). The OLI provides measurements in the visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared at 30 m spatial resolution (bands 1-7 and 9), as well as in a panchromatic band (band 8) at 15 m spatial resolution. The OLI provides a new infrared channel (band 9) for cirrus detection and a new deep blue band (band 1) for coastal monitoring. The TIRS instrument provides thermal infrared measurements in two bands (bands 10 and 11) at 100 m spatial resolution resampled to 30 m to match the OLI multispectral bands.

The images are in North up (MAP) orientation. The data is supplied using the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) map projection. Polar Stereographic projection is used for polar scenes. The dataset uses the World Geodetic System (WGS) 84 datum. Pixel values are 16 bit.

Data is catalogued according to path and row number according to the Worldwide Reference System 2 (WRS-2).

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration; United States Geological Survey (2015): Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIR): Land remote sensing level 1 data. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/a7aebcabdce9416a9ccacfb13853a724
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Landsat 8, land surface

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
No related previous identifiers.
Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data collected from the United States Geological Survey and prepared by the Catapult Satellite Applications Facility before being acquired by Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).

File Format:
Images are GeoTIFF formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Landsat 8

Computation Element: 1

Title Deployed on Landsat 8.
Abstract Deployed on Landsat 8.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • gcmd_keyword: Brightness Temperature
  • long_name: Brightness Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0104
  • names: Brightness Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0104
  • long_name: Radiance
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G951
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Radiance
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Radiance, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G951
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G212
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Reflectance
  • long_name: Reflectance
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Reflectance, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G212

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2014-02-25T00:00:00
End time:
2014-08-09T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
70.0000°
 
-41.0000°
 
28.0000°
 
35.0000°