[Location: Location_Category='VERTICAL LOCATION', Location_Type='LAND SURFACE']
Landsat 1-5 Multispectral Scanner V1Entry ID: Landsat_MSS
Abstract: Abstract: The Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS) was a sensor
onboard Landsats 1 through 5 and acquired images of the Earth nearly continuously
from July 1972 to October 1992, with an 18-day repeat cycle for Landsats 1 through 3
and a 16-day repeat cycle for Landsats 4 and 5.
Landsat MSS image data consist of ... four spectral bands (band designations), although
the specific band designations changed between Landsats 1-3 and Landsats 4-5. The
resolution for all bands of 79 m, and approximate scene size is 170 km north-south by
185 km east-west (106 mi by 115 miles).
Systematic Correction (Level 1G) includes both radiometric and geometric correction.
The scene will be rotated aligned, and georeferenced to a user-specified map projection.
Precision Correction (Level 1P) includes radiometric and geometric correction, as well as
the use of ground control points (GCPs) to improve accuracy. For locations outside the
United States, accuracy of the precision corrected product will depend on the availability
of local GCPs.
Terrain Correction (Level 1T) includes radiometric, geometric, and precision correction,
as well as the use of a digital elevation model (DEM) to improve the satellite model and
to correct for relief displacement caused by local terrain. For locations outside the United
States, the accuracy of a terrain-corrected product will depend on the availability of local
ground control points (GCPs), as well as the quality of the best available DEM.
Data Set Citation
Start Date: 1972-07-01Stop Date: 1992-10-31
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