December 7, 2020 - New Landsat Update Special Issue: Landsat Collection 2 Now Available

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A new issue of the Landsat Update has been posted to the Landsat Missions website.

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Landsat Collection 2 Now Available!

Landsat Collection 2 includes Landsat Level-1 data for all sensors since 1972, as well as global Level-2 surface reflectance and surface temperature scene-based products from 1982 to present.

Collection 2 marks the second major reprocessing of the Landsat archive by the USGS. The effort harnessed recent advancements in data processing, algorithm development, and data access and distribution capabilities to substantially enhance Landsat data products. For more information visit the Landsat Update Special Issue December 2020.

Example of Landsat 5 Collection 2

Example of Landsat 5 Collection 2 data over Bremerton, WA. acquired on October 6, 2010. Left: Level 1 data, middle: Level-2 surface reflectance, right: Level-2 surface temperature.

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