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Band Combination of Landsat 8 Earth-observing Satellite Images

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Useful band combination of Landsat 8 Earth-observing satellite images

Useful band combination of Landsat 8 Earth-observing satellite images


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  • 1. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Kathmandu, Nepal Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Kabir Uddin, GIS and RS Analyst Email: kabir.uddin@icimod.org kabir.uddin.bd@gmail.com Band Combination of Landsat 8 Earth-observing satellite Images
  • 2. Landsat 8  The Landsat program offers the longest continuous global record of the Earth’s surface  In 1975, NASA Administrator Dr. James Fletcher predicted that if one space age development would save the world, it would be Landsat and its successor satellites. Since the early 1970s, Landsat has continuously and consistently archived images of Earth  On Feb. 11, 2013, NASA launched the Landsat 8 Earth-observing satellite  Landsat 8 officially began normal operations on May 30, 2013  Landsat 8 has collected about 400 scenes of the Earth’s surface per day.  Each of these scenes covers an area of about 185 by 185 kilometers
  • 3. Band Band Name Spectral range (nm) Use of data Resoluti on 1 New Deep Blue 433-453 Aerosol/coastal zone 30 m 2 Blue 450-515 Pigments/scatter/coastal 30 m (TM heritage bands) 3 Green 525-600 Pigments/coastal 4 Red 630-680 Pigments/coastal 5 NIR 845-885 Foliage/coastal 6 SWIR 2 1560-1660 Foliage 7 SWIR 3 2100-2300 Minerals/litter/no scatter 8 PAN 500-680 Image sharpening 15 m 9 SWIR 1360-1390 Cirrus cloud detection 30 m Landsat 8 Bands
  • 4. Landsat 8 enhancement Landsat 8 images normally looks hazy before processing. Please have a look of Landsat 8 images of Inle Lake before and after processing.
  • 5. Landsat 8 band combinations Natural Color: 4,3,2
  • 6. Landsat 8 band combinations Color Infrared:5,4,3
  • 7. Landsat 8 band combinations False Color: 6,5,4
  • 8. Landsat 8 band combinations False Color: 7,6,4
  • 9. Landsat 8 Bands False Color: 7,5,3
  • 10. Thank youThank you