Landsat 1-5 Multispectral Scanner V1

Metadata Updated: July 8, 2015

Abstract: The Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS) was a sensor onboard Landsats 1 through 5 and acquired images of the Earth nearly continuously from July 1972 to October 1992, with an 18-day repeat cycle for Landsats 1 through 3 and a 16-day repeat cycle for Landsats 4 and 5.
Landsat MSS image data consist of four spectral bands (band designations), although the specific band designations changed between Landsats 1-3 and Landsats 4-5. The resolution for all bands of 79 m, and approximate scene size is 170 km north-south by 185 km east-west (106 mi by 115 miles). Systematic Correction (Level 1G) includes both radiometric and geometric correction. The scene will be rotated aligned, and georeferenced to a user-specified map projection. Precision Correction (Level 1P) includes radiometric and geometric correction, as well as the use of ground control points (GCPs) to improve accuracy. For locations outside the United States, accuracy of the precision corrected product will depend on the availability of local GCPs. Terrain Correction (Level 1T) includes radiometric, geometric, and precision correction, as well as the use of a digital elevation model (DEM) to improve the satellite model and to correct for relief displacement caused by local terrain. For locations outside the United States, the accuracy of a terrain-corrected product will depend on the availability of local ground control points (GCPs), as well as the quality of the best available DEM.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: U.S. Government Work

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Metadata Created Date October 8, 2014
Metadata Updated Date July 8, 2015
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date October 8, 2014
Metadata Updated Date July 8, 2015
Publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Unique Identifier C179872798-USGS_EROS
USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS)
Maintainer Email
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Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 026:00
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Harvest Object Id b4bb0ca5-8702-4046-a370-26a4637a7ebd
Harvest Source Id 39e4ad2a-47ca-4507-8258-852babd0fd99
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2008-11-18T00:00:00.000Z
Homepage URL
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2012-10-03T12:14:07.000Z
Program Code 026:001
Related Documents
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Source Hash 7fb4b20d928701de21c50efcdbb3535b9ecf6d6d
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -180.0, -90.0, 180.0, 90.0
Temporal 1972-07-01T00:00:00.000Z/1992-10-31T00:00:00.000Z

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