Band Combination of Landsat 8 Earth-observing satellite Images Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Kabir Uddin, GIS and RS Analyst Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Kathmandu, Nepal
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 satel ite Landsat 8 official y began normal operations on May 30, 2013 Landsat 8 has col ected about 400 scenes of the Earth’s surface per day. Each of these scenes covers an area of about 185 by 185 kilometers
Landsat 8 Bands Band Spectral Use of Resoluti Band Name range (nm) data on 1 New Deep Blue 433-453 Aerosol/coastal zone 30 m 2 Blue 450-515 Pigments/scatter/coastal
3 Green 525-600 Pigments/coastal
4 Red 630-680 Pigments/coastal 30 m (TM 5 NIR 845-885 Foliage/coastal heritage bands) 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 enhancement Landsat 8 images normally looks hazy before processing. Please have a look of Landsat 8 images of Inle Lake before and after processing.