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NASA Global Web-Enabled Landsat Data Annual Global 30 m V031

The NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Global Web-Enabled Landsat Data Annual (GWELDYR) Version 3.1 data product provides Landsat data at 30 meter (m) resolution for terrestrial non-Antarctica locations over annual reporting periods. GWELD data products are generated from all available Landsat 4 and 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) and Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) data in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat archive. The GWELD suite of products provide consistent data to derive land cover as well as geophysical and biophysical information for regional assessment of land surface dynamics. The GWELD products include Nadir Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF)-Adjusted Reflectance (NBAR) for the reflective wavelength bands and to top of atmosphere (TOA) brightness temperature for the thermal bands. The products are defined in the Sinusoidal coordinate system to promote continuity of NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) land tile grid. Provided in the GWELDYR product are layers for surface reflectance bands 1 through 5 and 7, TOA brightness temperature for thermal bands, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), day of year, ancillary angle, and data quality information. A low-resolution red, green, blue (RGB) browse image of bands 5, 4, 3 is also available for each granule. Version 3.1 products use Landsat Collection 1 products as input and have improved per-pixel cloud mask, new quality data, improved calibration information, and improved product metadata that enable view and solar geometry calculations.

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