Landsat Missions

Landsat Science Products

The USGS has developed research-quality, applications-ready, Level-2 and Level-3 science products derived from Landsat Level-1 data, which can be used to monitor, assess, and project how changes in land use, land cover, and land condition affect people and nature.

Landsat Level-2 and Level-3 Science Products Examples

The images above show the Landsat Science Products from Landsat ARD Tile 004002 acquired July 23, 2017. From left to right: Landsat Surface Reflectance, Landsat Provisional Surface Temperature, Landsat Dynamic Surface Water Exent, Landsat Burned Area, and Landsat Fractional Snow Covered Area. 

Level-2 Science Products

Level-2 Science Products are time-series observational data of sufficient length, consistency, and continuity to record effects of climate change, and serve as input into Landsat Level-3 Science Products.

Level-3 Science Products

Level-3 products represent biophysical properties of the Earth's surface and are generated from U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) inputs.


Landsat Science Products News Archive