Landsat-8 Long Swath

  • Released Wednesday, May 15, 2013
  • Updated Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2:01PM
  • ID: 4076

Example animation compositing the Landsat swath traverse with window tracker. The window tracker highlights where we are on the swath.

Landsat-8 launched February 11th, 2013. This visualization shows one of the first full swaths of data taken on April 19th, 2013, only one week after Landsat-8 ascended to its final altitude of 438 miles (705 km).

Animation of the window tracker icon layer. This layer is synchronized with the swath traverse layer and can be used together to identify where we along the swath traverse.

Animation of the swath traverse. This layer is synchronized with the window tracker. (Layer generated by Matthew R. Radcliff.)


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio


This visualization is related to the following missions:


This visualization can be found in the following series:

Datasets used in this visualization

Landsat-8 True Color (A.K.A. Band Combination 2,3,4) (Collected with the OLI sensor)
Observed Data

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