ECCOE Landsat Quarterly Calibration and Validation Report—Quarter 3, 2022
The U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Calibration and Validation (Cal/Val) Center of Excellence (ECCOE) focuses on improving the accuracy, precision, calibration, and product quality of remote-sensing data, leveraging years of multiscale optical system geometric and radiometric calibration and characterization experience. The ECCOE Landsat Cal/Val Team continually monitors the geometric and radiometric performance of active Landsat missions and makes calibration adjustments, as needed, to maintain data quality at the highest level.
This report provides observed geometric and radiometric analysis results for Landsats 7–8 for quarter 3 (July–September) of 2022. All data used to compile the Cal/Val analysis results presented in this report are freely available from the U.S. Geological Survey EarthExplorer website: https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov.
One specific activity that the ECCOE Landsat Cal/Val Team closely monitored was the lowering of the Landsat 7 orbit. On April 6, 2022, the Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) sensor was placed into standby mode, and a series of spacecraft burns was completed through the month of April to lower the satellite’s orbit by 8 kilometers. Imaging resumed at a lower orbit of 697 kilometers on May 5, 2022, extending the science mission to allow for essential data acquisition during the 2022 Northern Hemisphere fire and growing season. Additional information about the Landsat 7 orbit lowering is here: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/eros/news/landsat-7-lowered-standard-landsat-orbit#:~:text=The%20satellite's%20primary%20science%20mission%20has%20ended&text=On%20April%206%2C%202022%2C%20the,satellite's%20orbit%20by%208%20kilometers.
Haque, M.O., Rengarajan, R., Lubke, M., Hasan, M.N., Shrestha, A., Tuli, F.T., Shaw, J.L., Denevan, A., Franks, S., Micijevic, E., Choate, M.J., Anderson, C., Thome, K., Kaita, E., Barsi, J., Levy, R., and Miller, J., 2023, ECCOE Landsat quarterly Calibration and Validation report—Quarter 3, 2022: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2023–1013, 38 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20231013.
ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Landsat 8 Radiometric Performance Summary
- Landsat 8 Geometric Performance Summary
- Landsat 7 Radiometric Performance Summary
- Landsat 7 Geometric Performance Summary
- Quarterly Level 2 Validation Results
- References Cited
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||ECCOE Landsat quarterly Calibration and Validation report—Quarter 3, 2022|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center|
|Description||Report: vii, 38 p.; Dataset|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|