Due to a lapse in appropriations, the majority of USGS websites may not be up to date and may not reflect current conditions. Websites displaying real-time data, such as Earthquake and Water and information needed for public health and safety will be updated with limited support. Additionally, USGS will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. For more information, please see www.doi.gov/shutdown
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 provide technical and scientific input to USGS and NASA to help ensure the success of the Landsat program.View Team Info
The calibration of the Landsat sensors is supported by preflight, post launch-onboard, and ground reference data.Access More Info
Cloud Cover Assessment
Cloud cover assessment (CCA) validation datasets are comprised of satellite imagery with accompanying cloud truth masks to categorize Landsat pixels.Download CCA
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.