Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Version of Record

Publication Date

12-2016

Keywords

Landsat, Sentinel-2, Image restoration

Description

The Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 sensors provide multi-spectral image data with similar spectral and spatial characteristics that together provide improved temporal coverage globally. Both systems are designed to register Level 1 products to a reference image framework, however, the Landsat-8 framework, based upon the Global Land Survey images, contains residual geolocation errors leading to an expected sensor-to-sensor misregistration of 38 m (2σ). These misalignments vary geographically but should be stable for a given area. The Landsat framework will be readjusted for consistency with the Sentinel-2 Global Reference Image, with completion expected in 2018. In the interim, users can measure Landsat-to-Sentinel tie points to quantify the misalignment in their area of interest and if appropriate to reproject the data to better alignment.

Publication Title

Remote Sensing of Environment

Volume

186

First Page

121

Last Page

122

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.rse.2016.08.025

Pages

2

Type

text

Format

application/pdf

Language

en

Publisher

Elsevier

Rights

A work produced within the official duties of an employee of the United States Government are not subject to copyright within the U.S.

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