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Landsat 5/Landsat 7 underfly cross-calibration experiment
Author(s): Grant R. Mah; James E. Vogelmann; Michael Choate
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Paper Abstract

There was a one-time opportunity to obtain nearly coincident coverage from both Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 as Landsat 7 drifted to its final orbital position during the initialization and verification phase following launch. During the underfly period, Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) data were collected using the U.S Landsat 7 ground station network and the solid-state recorder, while agreements were established with Space Imaging/EOSAT and various international ground stations to collect corresponding Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) data. Approximately 750 coincident scenes were collected during the underfly from 1-3 June 1999. Underfly data are intended to play a major role in developing cross-calibrations to bridge the results derived from historical Landsat 5 TM data with research performed with current Landsat 7 ETM+ data. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the underfly experiment, and to provide some early comparative results between Landsat 5 and 7 data sets. Initial results indicate that products produced using TM and ETM+ data are very similar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4049, Algorithms for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VI, (23 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410337
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Grant R. Mah, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
James E. Vogelmann, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
Michael Choate, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4049:
Algorithms for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VI
Sylvia S. Shen; Michael R. Descour, Editor(s)

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