Landsat Missions

Science

Landsat Science provides input to maintain the success of the Landsat Mission, while also ensuring that the Landsat program represents the only source of global, calibrated, moderate spatial resolution measurements of the Earth’s surface that can be compared to previous data records.

Landsat Science Teams

Landsat Science Teams

Landsat Science Teams provide technical and scientific input to USGS and NASA to help ensure the success of the Landsat program.

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Landsat Calibration

Landsat Calibration

The calibration of the Landsat sensors is supported by preflight, post launch-onboard, and ground reference data.

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Cloud Cover Assessment

Cloud Cover Assessment

Cloud cover assessment (CCA) validation datasets are comprised of satellite imagery with accompanying cloud truth masks to categorize Landsat pixels.

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Landsat 8, Landsat 7 Data Users Handbooks

The Landsat 8 Data Users Handbook and the Landsat 7 Data Users Handbook are documents managed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat Project Science Office at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, SD, in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Landsat Project Science Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland.