What is HLS?
Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 (HLS) version 2 data are here!
The LP DAAC and the HLS Science Team are pleased to announce the release of Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 (HLS) version 2.0 surface reflectance products. HLS data are composed of observations from Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 and provide a set of seamless data products that can be utilized as if all observations were obtained from a single sensor, providing a global observation of the land every 2-3 days at 30-meter spatial resolution. This is beneficial for observing changes on the Earth’s surface that occur over a short period of time. This video highlights the benefits of using HLS data including increased temporal frequency, common gridding, unified atmospheric correction, illumination and view angle normalization, and spectral bandpass adjustment.
Data are now available for this past month with historical and forward processing on-going. Once the historical processing has been completed the L30 data will be available from May 2013 to present and the S30 data will be available from December 2015 to present.
To learn more about HLS data, please visit the LP DAAC website:
For more information on the data used to make this video please visit the product DOI landing pages for the HLS S30 and L30 products:
HLS Sentinel-2 Multi-Spectral Instrument Surface Reflectance Daily Global 30 m: https://doi.org/10.5067/HLS/HLSS30.002
HLS Landsat-8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) Surface Reflectance Daily Global 30 m: https://doi.org/10.5067/HLS/HLSS30.002
The LP DAAC is one of the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) DAACs and operates as a partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). It is located at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The LP DAAC ingests, archives, processes, and distributes NASA Earth science land processes data and information.
Have questions about HLS data? Contact the LP DAAC: https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/lpdaac-contact-us/