Historical record of Landsat global coverage

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
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The long-term, 34+ year record of global Landsat remote sensing data is a critical resource to study the Earth system and human impacts on this system. The National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive (NSLRSDA) is charged by public law to: “maintain a permanent, comprehensive Government archive of global Landsat and other land remote sensing data for long-term monitoring and study of the changing global environment” (U.S. Congress, 1992). The advisory committee for NSLRSDA requested a detailed analysis of observation coverage within the U.S. Landsat holdings, as well as that acquired and held by International Cooperator (IC) stations. Our analyses, to date, have found gaps of varying magnitude in U.S. holdings of Landsat global coverage data, which appear to reflect technical or administrative variations in mission operations. In many cases it may be possible to partially fill these gaps in U.S. holdings through observations that were acquired and are now being held at International Cooperator stations.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Historical record of Landsat global coverage
Series title Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
DOI 10.14358/PERS.72.10.1155
Volume 72
Issue 10
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 15 p.
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Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
First page 1155
Last page 1169
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