Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Version of Record

Publication Date

7-2017

Keywords

: Landsat-8; Sentinel-2; 20-m resolution; downscaling; image registration; resampling

Description

The Landsat 15-m Panchromatic-Assisted Downscaling (LPAD) method to downscale Landsat-8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) 30-m data to Sentinel-2 multi-spectral instrument (MSI) 20-m resolution is presented. The method first downscales the Landsat-8 30-m OLI bands to 15-m using the spatial detail provided by the Landsat-8 15-m panchromatic band and then reprojects and resamples the downscaled 15-m data into registration with Sentinel-2A 20-m data. The LPAD method is demonstrated using pairs of contemporaneous Landsat-8 OLI and Sentinel-2A MSI images sensed less than 19 min apart over diverse geographic environments. The LPAD method is shown to introduce less spectral and spatial distortion and to provide visually more coherent data than conventional bilinear and cubic convolution resampled 20-m Landsat OLI data. In addition, results for a pair of Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2A images sensed one day apart suggest that image fusion should be undertaken with caution when the images are acquired under different atmospheric conditions. The LPAD source code is available at GitHub for public use.

Publication Title

Remote Sensing

Volume

9

Issue

7

First Page

755

DOI of Published Version

10.3390/rs9070755

Pages

18

Type

text

Format

application/pdf

Language

en

Publisher

MDPI

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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