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
The Landsat Science Team are tasked with providing scientific and technical evaluations to the USGS and NASA to help ensure the success of the Landsat program.
The calibration of the Landsat sensors is supported by preflight, post launch-onboard, and ground reference data.
Cloud Cover Assessment
Cloud cover assessment (CCA) validation datasets are comprised of satellite imagery with accompanying cloud truth masks to categorize Landsat pixels.