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Land Surface Reflectance - L4-5

The surface reflectance CDR is generated from specialized software called Landsat Ecosystem Disturbance Adaptive Processing System (LEDAPS). LEDAPS was originally developed through a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs)grant by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the University of Maryland (Masek et al., 2006). The software applies Moderate Resolution Imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) atmospheric correction routines to Level-1 Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) or Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+)data. Water,vapor, ozone, geopotential height, aerosol optical thickness,and digital elevation are input with Landsat data to the Second Simulation of a Satellite Signal in the Solar Spectrum (6S) radiative transfer models to generate top of atmosphere (TOA)reflectance, surface reflectance, brightness temperature, and masks for clouds, cloud shadows, adjacent clouds, land, and water. The result is delivered as the Landsat surface reflectance CDR.

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