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How does data from Sentinel-2A’s MultiSpectral Instrument compare to Landsat data?

The Sentinel-2A MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) data has spectral bands very similar to Landsat 8 and 9 (excluding the thermal bands of Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS)).

Comparison of Landsat 7 and 8 bands with Sentinel-2
Source: https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Landsat.v.Sent…

Learn more: USGS EROS Sentinel-2 Landsat Comparison

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