U.S. Landsat ARD-based PIXLQA Band and Surface Reflectance Composite

Comparison of Landsat ARD-based PIXLQA Band (left) and Surface Reflectance Natural Color Composite Image (right)

Detailed Description

The land areas around dormant volcanoes that are covered by dark lava may be incorrectly classified as water in the U.S. Landsat ARD Pixel Quality Assessment (PIXELQA) band. 

This image shows a U.S. Landsat ARD-based PIXLQA Band (left) with a Surface Reflectance Natural Color Composite Image (OLI bands 4,3,2) of the same area (right). 

Visit the U.S. Landsat ARD Artifacts page for more information about this artifact. 

Details

Image Dimensions: 960 x 468

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Location Taken: US