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Landsat 5/Landsat 7 underfly cross-calibration experiment

August 23, 2000

There was a one-time opportunity to obtain nearly coincident coverage from both Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 as Landsat 7 drifted to its final orbital position during the initialization and verification phase following launch. During the underfly period, Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) data were collected using the U.S Landsat 7 ground station network and the solid-state recorder, while agreements were established with Space Imaging/EOSAT and various international ground stations to collect corresponding Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) data. Approximately 750 coincident scenes were collected during the underfly from 1-3 June 1999. Underfly data are intended to play a major role in developing cross-calibrations to bridge the results derived from historical Landsat 5 TM data with research performed with current Landsat 7 ETM+ data. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the underfly experiment, and to provide some early comparative results between Landsat 5 and 7 data sets. Initial results indicate that products produced using TM and ETM+ data are very similar.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2000
Title Landsat 5/Landsat 7 underfly cross-calibration experiment
DOI 10.1117/12.410337
Authors Grant R. Mah, James Vogelmann, Michael J. Choate
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70230878
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center