A Landsat 7 scene selection strategy for a national land cover database

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A strategy for selecting Landsat 7 ETM+ imagery for development of a new generation national land cover database of the United States has been developed. This strategy is formulated to target Landsat 7 ETM+ scenes based on land cover and land use, vegetation phenology and image quality (cloudiness, haze). Criteria based on phenology and scene quality provide a national baseline for acquiring Landsat 7 data. Optimal time periods for discriminating land cover types were identified for each Landsat 7 path-row footprint and each proposed land cover mapping zone (mosaic of several path-rows based on landscape and ecoregion), from which three Landsat scenes were selected. This database of selected scenes is used to guide Landsat 7 data purchasing. This methodology provides a consistent framework for populating Landsat 7 imagery to be used for a new national land cover characterization initiative.

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title A Landsat 7 scene selection strategy for a national land cover database
DOI 10.1109/IGARSS.2001.976766
Volume 3
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher IEEE
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 3 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title IGARSS 2001. Scanning the present and resolving the future. Proceedings.
First page 1123
Last page 1125
Conference Title IGARSS 2001. Scanning the Present and Resolving the Future
Conference Location Sydney, Australia
Conference Date Jul 9-13, 2001
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