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NASA Landsat Data Collection

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  • Abstract
    The NASA Landsat Data Collection (NLDC) is a compilation of Landsat multispectral scanner (MSS) scenes and Landsat thematic mapper (TM) scenes. This compilation of scenes represents data collections from four distinct projects including: (1) the Global Change Landsat Data Collection (GCLDC);(2) the Humid Tropical Forest Project (HTFP) collection of source scenes and products; (3) a collection of data from the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Research [formerly the Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES)] that is historically referred to as the CEES collection; and (4) ongoing Landsat data purchases by NASA-funded investigators, starting with the 1996 fiscal year. The NLDC scenes have been screened for cloud cover and band quality resulting in a high grade,high quality data compilation. The GCLDC collection contains Landsat TM scenes that were purchased by NASA from Space Imaging, formerly the Earth Observation Satellite Company,under a special agreement to promote the use of shared data in global change research. The HTFP, the largest component of NASA's Landsat Pathfinder Program, contains Landsat MSS and TM scenes collected over the past 20 years. The goal of the HTFP is to globally map deforestation in the humid tropical forests. The CEES collection is the result of an effort to coordinate data needs among several Federal agencies (e.g.,Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior agencies, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Defense). These Landsat TM scenes were collected for a variety of research projects. Ongoing NASA purchases of Landsat TM data support NASA scientists and their affiliated researchers in programs and projects including the NASA Research and Analysis Program; the Global Land Cover Test Sites Project; the HTFP, the International Biosphere-Geosphere Programme, the NASA Applications Program; and the Landsat-7 Science Team.
  • Purpose
    The Landsat archive provides a rich collection of information about the Earth's land surface. Major characteristics of changes to the surface of the planet can be detected, measured, and analyzed using Landsat data. The information obtainable from the historical and current Landsat data play a key role in studying surface changes through time.

Data Identification Fields:

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    Processing Level

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    Quality
    The NLDC scenes have been screened for cloud cover and band quality.
    Collection Progress

    In Work

    Use Constraints
    There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
    Access Constraints

    Any downloading of these data signifies a user's agreement to comprehension and compliance of the USGS Standard Disclaimer. Insure all portions of metadata are read and clearly understood before using these data in order to protect both user and USGS interests.

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
    • INFRARED IMAGERY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
    • INFRARED RADIANCE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
    • REFLECTED INFRARED
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
    • THERMAL INFRARED
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS
    • VISIBLE IMAGERY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS
    • VISIBLE RADIANCE
Other Descriptive Keywords
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Ancillary Keywords
  • NASA/ESIP > NASA Earth Science Information Partners Program
  • CEES
  • DAAC
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • USGS/EROS
  • LP DAAC
  • EOSDIS
  • FORESTS
  • GCLDC
  • HTFP
  • IMAGERY
  • MSS
  • MULTISPECTRAL SCANNER
  • NASA
  • NLDC
  • PATHFINDER
  • RADIANCE
  • REMOTE SENSING
  • SOILS
  • THEMATIC MAPPER
  • TM
  • USGS
  • VEGETATION
  • TEMS
  • GTOS
  • G3OS
ISO Topic Categories
  • GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
  • IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Additional Attributes
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Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
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    Instruments
    • MSS
    • TM
  • LANDSAT-1
    Instruments
  • LANDSAT-2
    Instruments
  • LANDSAT-3
    Instruments
  • LANDSAT-4
    Instruments
  • LANDSAT-5
    Instruments

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Spatial Information Fields:

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN NO_SPATIAL
Location Keywords
    • CONTINENT
    • AFRICA
    • CONTINENT
    • ASIA
    • CONTINENT
    • EUROPE
    • CONTINENT
    • NORTH AMERICA
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

Data Centers

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  • USGS/EROS
    ORIGINATOR

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  • DOI/USGS/EROS
    Multiple Roles

    ARCHIVER

    DISTRIBUTOR

    Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

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Data Contacts

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  • Technical Contact
    EROS CENTER

    LTA Customer Services
    U.S. Geological Survey
    EROS Center
    Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001

    • Email
    • 605-594-6589
    • 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547
  • Data Center Contact
    EROS CENTER

    DOI/USGS/EROS

    LTA Customer Services
    U.S. Geological Survey
    EROS Center
    Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001

    • Email
    • 605-594-6589
    • 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547

Collection Citations Fields:

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    Collection Citations
    • NASA Landsat Data Collection

      Created by: EROS Center

      Published by: U.S. Geological Survey

      Released: 1995-01-01

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