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Landsat surface reflectance quality assurance extraction (version 1.7)

Techniques and Methods 11-C7

This report is Chapter 7 of Section C: Geographic Information Systems tools and applications in Book 11 Collection and Delineation of Spatial Data.
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Land Remote Sensing Program is developing an operational capability to produce Climate Data Records (CDRs) and Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) from the Landsat Archive to support a wide variety of science and resource management activities from regional to global scale. The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center is charged with prototyping systems and software to generate these high-level data products. Various USGS Geographic Science Centers are charged with particular ECV algorithm development and (or) selection as well as the evaluation and application demonstration of various USGS CDRs and ECVs. Because it is a foundation for many other ECVs, the first CDR in development is the Landsat Surface Reflectance Product (LSRP). The LSRP incorporates data quality information in a bit-packed structure that is not readily accessible without postprocessing services performed by the user. This document describes two general methods of LSRP quality-data extraction for use in image processing systems. Helpful hints for the installation and use of software originally developed for manipulation of Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) produced through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Observing System are first provided for users who wish to extract quality data into separate HDF files. Next, steps follow to incorporate these extracted data into an image processing system. Finally, an alternative example is illustrated in which the data are extracted within a particular image processing system.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Landsat surface reflectance quality assurance extraction (version 1.7)
Series title:
Techniques and Methods
Series number:
11-C7
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Eastern Geographic Science Center
Description:
iv, 9 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Section C: Geographic Information Systems tools and applications in Book 11 Collection and Delineation of Spatial Data
Number of Pages:
15
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
Y