Landsat 8 Onion Skin

  • Released Monday, February 24, 2014

Landsat satellites circle the globe every 99 minutes, collecting data about the land surfaces passing underneath. After 16 days, the Landsat satellite has passed over every spot on the globe, and recorded data in 11 different wavelength regions. The individual wavelength bands can be combined into color images, with different combinations of the 11 bands revealing different information about the condition of the land cover.

The data for this video was collected by Landsat 5 on November 10, 2011.

Still image of South Florida based on Landsat data in the visible wavelengths (blue, green, and red bands).  The data was collected by Landsat 5 on November 10, 2011.

Still image of South Florida based on Landsat data in the visible wavelengths (blue, green, and red bands). The data was collected by Landsat 5 on November 10, 2011.

Still image of South Florida based on Landsat data in the visible and near-infrared wavelengths (green, red, and near-infrared bands).  The data was collected by Landsat 5 on November 10, 2011.

Still image of South Florida based on Landsat data in the visible and near-infrared wavelengths (green, red, and near-infrared bands). The data was collected by Landsat 5 on November 10, 2011.

Still image of South Florida based on Landsat data in the visible, near-infrared, and shortwave-infrared wavelengths (green, near-IR, and shortwave-IR 2 bands).  The data was collected by Landsat 5 on November 10, 2011.

Still image of South Florida based on Landsat data in the visible, near-infrared, and shortwave-infrared wavelengths (green, near-IR, and shortwave-IR 2 bands). The data was collected by Landsat 5 on November 10, 2011.



Credits

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Release date

This page was originally published on Monday, February 24, 2014.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:51 PM EDT.


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  • Landsat Onion Skin Bands (ID: 2014020)
    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 5:00AM
    Produced by - Walt Feimer (HTSI)