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March 1, 2019 – Remote Sensing Special Issue Highlights Landsat ARD

Remote Sensing, an open access journal, recently published a special issue titled Science of Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD)

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The issue contains 7 publications that cover a range of topics using U.S. Landsat ARD, which was released and made available to download from the USGS EarthExplorer data portal in 2017.

The following publications are included in the special issue:

  • Egorov, A.V.; Roy, D.P.; Zhang, H.K.; Li, Z.; Yan, L.; Huang, H. Landsat 4, 5 and 7 (1982 to 2017) Analysis Ready Data (ARD) Observation Coverage over the Conterminous United States and Implications for Terrestrial MonitoringRemote Sens. 2019, 11, 447.
  • Qiu, S.; Lin, Y.; Shang, R.; Zhang, J.; Ma, L.; Zhu, Z. Making Landsat Time Series Consistent: Evaluating and Improving Landsat Analysis Ready DataRemote Sens. 2019, 11, 51.
  • Ernst, S.; Lymburner, L.; Sixsmith, J. Implications of Pixel Quality Flags on the Observation Density of a Continental Landsat ArchiveRemote Sens. 2018, 10, 1570.
  • Brooks, E.B.; Wynne, R.H.; Thomas, V.A. Using Window Regression to Gap-Fill Landsat ETM+ Post SLC-Off DataRemote Sens. 2018, 10, 1502.
  • Dwyer, J.L.; Roy, D.P.; Sauer, B.; Jenkerson, C.B.; Zhang, H.K.; Lymburner, L. Analysis Ready Data: Enabling Analysis of the Landsat Archive. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 1363.
  • Yan, L.; Roy, D.P. Large-Area Gap Filling of Landsat Reflectance Time Series by Spectral-Angle-Mapper Based Spatio-Temporal Similarity (SAMSTS)Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 609.
  • Egorov, A.V.; Roy, D.P.; Zhang, H.K.; Hansen, M.C.; Kommareddy, A. Demonstration of Percent Tree Cover Mapping Using Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) and Sensitivity with Respect to Landsat ARD Processing Level. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 209.

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