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What are U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD)?

U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) are pre-packaged and pre-processed bundles of Landsat data products that make the Landsat archive more accessible and easier to analyze, and reduce the amount of time users spend on data processing for time-series analysis.

ARD contains Level-2 products derived from Landsat Collections Level-1 scenes. ARD are tiled, georegistered, top of atmosphere, and atmospherically corrected products defined in a common projection for immediate use in monitoring and assessing landscape change.

Data product information and processing details, packaging specifications, and documentation are on the U.S. Landsat ARD webpage.

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