Landsat 8

  1. Name Landsat 8
  2. Code LS8
  3. Application LANDSAT 8 satellite has two main sensors: the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS). OLI will collect images using nine spectral bands in different wavelengths of visible, near-infrared, and shortwave light to observe a 185 kilometer (115 mile) wide swath of the Earth in 15-30 meter resolution covering wide areas of the Earth's landscape while providing sufficient resolution to distinguish features like urban centers, farms, forests and other land uses. TIRS was added to the satellite mission when it became clear that state water resource managers rely on the highly accurate measurements of Earth's thermal energy obtained by LDCM's predecessors.
  4. Spatial Spectral Resolutions
    Band Wavelength Resolution
    Band 2 Blue 450 ? 510 nm 3000 cm
    Band 7 SWIR 2 2100 - 2290 nm 3000 cm
    Band 9 Cirrus 1360 - 1380 nm 3000 cm
    Band 8 Panchromatic 500 ? 680 nm 1500 cm
    Band 4 Red 630 ? 670 nm 3000 cm
    Band 6 SWIR 1 1570 - 1650 nm 3000 cm
    Band 11 TIRS 2 11500 12510 nm 3000 cm
    Band 3 Green 530 ? 590 nm 3000 cm
    Band 1 Coastal 430 - 450 nm 3000 cm
    Band 5 NIR 850 - 880 nm 3000 cm
    Band 10 TIRS 1 10600 - 11900 nm 3000 cm
  5. Data Cost Data Cost Pending