Landsat 5/Landsat 7 underfly cross-calibration experiment

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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.

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Landsat 5/Landsat 7 underfly cross-calibration experiment
DOI 10.1117/12.410337
Volume 4049
Year Published 2000
Language English
Publisher SPIE
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 8 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Proceedings, Aerosense 2000 algorithms for multispectral, hyperspectral, and ultraspectral imagery VI
First page 167
Last page 174
Conference Title Aerosense 2000, Algorithms for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VI
Conference Location Orlando, FL
Conference Date Apr 24-28, 2000
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