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Landsat Data Dictionary

Acquisition Quality
  • Field Definition:  Acquisition Quality is a value, expressed as a single digit number, based on (1) errors encountered during archive processing; and/or (2) visible artifacts in the data when manually inspected.
Values:
9 = Excellent (no quality issues or errors detected)
7-8 = Good (minor quality issues and/or errors detected)
Bias Parameter File Name OLI
  • Field Definition:  ​ The Bias Parameter File used for processing OLI.
Bias Parameter File Name TIRS
  • Field Definition:  The Bias Parameter File used for processing TIRS.
Browse Exists
  • Field Definition:  Availability of reduced-resolution browse.
Values:
Y = Yes, a browse does exist for this scene
N = No, a browse does not exist for this scene
Calibration Parameter File
  • Field Definition:  The calibration Parameter file used for processing.
Capture Device ID
  • Field Definition:  Capture device identifier on which the reference data was captured.
Capture Source
  • Field Definition:  Capture source or AQPSK channel in the raw data
CCT Source Available
  • Field Definition:  CCT source(s) (comma separated list) available in the archive for this scene.
Values:
CORRECTED = One or more corrected TM CCT quad tapes available.
UNCORRECTED = One or more uncorrected TM CCT quad tapes available.
N = No CCT tape exists.
Cloud Cover
  • Field Definition:  Cloud coverage (percent) of a WRS scene.
Values:
0.00 - 100.00
-1 = Cloud cover not calculated or assessed
Cloud Cover Automated L1
  • Field Definition:  All sensors = Cloud coverage (percent) of a WRS scene.
Values:
-1 = Cloud cover not calculated or assessed.
Cloud Cover Land
  • Field Definition:  All sensors = Cloud coverage over land (percent) assigned to a WRS scene.
Values:
-1 = Cloud cover land not calculated or assessed.
Cloud Cover Quadrant Lower Left
  • Field Definition:  Cloud coverage (percent) of the lower left quadrant of the WRS scene.
Values:
0.00 - 100.00
-1 = Cloud cover not calculated or assessed
Cloud Cover Quadrant Lower Right
  • Field Definition:  Cloud coverage (percent) of the lower right quadrant of the WRS scene.
Values:
0.00 - 100.00
-1 = Cloud cover not calculated or assessed
Cloud Cover Quadrant Upper Left
  • Field Definition:  Cloud coverage (percent) of the upper left quadrant of the WRS scene.
Values:
0.00 - 100.00
-1 = Cloud cover not calculated or assessed
Cloud Cover Quadrant Upper Right
  • Field Definition:  Cloud coverage (percent) of the upper right quadrant of the WRS scene.
Values:
0.00 - 100.00
-1 = Cloud cover not calculated or assessed
Cloud Cover Truncated
  • Field Definition:  Cloud coverage (percent) truncated to the nearest percent of a WRS scene.
Values:
0.00 - 100.00
-1 = Cloud cover not calculated or assessed
Collection Type
  • Field Definition:  The collection type of the image.
Values:
Earth Imaging
Lunar
OLI Lamp
OLI Shutter
OLI Shutter Integration Time Sweep
OLI Solar
OLI Solar Integration Time Sweep
OLI Test Patterns
Stellar
SSR PN Test Sequence
Side Slither
TIRS Blackbody
TIRS Blackbody Temperature Sweep
TIRS Blackbody Stability
TIRS Deepspace
TIRS Integration Time Sweep
TIRS Test Patterns
Contact Version (L7)
  • Field Definition:  Contact version number for that RCC data. (Zero represents the first occurrence of the data.)
Coordinates - Decimal Degrees
  • Field Definition:  The latitude and longitude are provided in decimal degrees for the following fields:
Values:
Scene Center Latitude and Longitude
Northeast (NE) Corner Latitude and Longitude
Northwest (NW) Corner Latitude and Longitude
Southeast (SE) Corner Latitude and Longitude
Southwest (SW) Corner Latitude and Longitude

Latitude Format Decimal Degrees: -90.000 through 90.000
Longitude Format Decimal Degrees: -180.000 through 180.000

Number of decimal places will vary by dataset – check collection in EE.
Coordinates - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds
  • Field Definition:  The latitude and longitude are provided in degrees, minutes, and seconds for the following fields:
Values:
Scene Center Latitude and Longitude
Northeast (NE) Corner Latitude and Longitude
Northwest (NW) Corner Latitude and Longitude
Southeast (SE) Corner Latitude and Longitude
Southwest (SW) Corner Latitude and Longitude

Longitude Format:
DDDMMSS.SSH
DDD = Degree(s) with a range of 0 through 180
MM = Minute(s) with a range of 0 through 59
SS.SS = Second(s) with a range of 0 through 59.99
H = Hemisphere with E for east and W for west

Latitude Format:
DDMMSS.SSH
DD = Degree(s) with a range of 0 through 90
MM = Minutes(s) with a range of 0 through 59
SS.SS = Second(s) with a range of 0 through 59.99
H = Hemisphere with N for north and S for south
Corner Upper Left Latitude Product
  • Field Definition:  Latitude value (degrees) for the upper left corner (northwest corner for descending coverage / southeast corner for ascending coverage) of the product including the black fill. A positive (+) value indicates geographic North latitude. A negative (-) value indicates geographic South latitude. In the case of non-Earth or ancillary-only intervals, zero (0) is used as a placeholder.
Corner Upper Left Longitude Product
  • Field Definition:  Longitude value (degrees) for the upper left corner (northwest corner for descending coverage / southeast corner for ascending coverage) of the product including the black fill. A positive (+) value indicates geographic East longitude. A negative (-) value indicates geographic West longitude. In the case of non-Earth or ancillary-only intervals, zero (0) is used as a placeholder.
Corner Upper Right Latitude Product
  • Field Definition:  Latitude value (degrees) for the upper right corner (northeast corner for descending coverage / southwest corner for ascending coverage) of the product including the black fill. A positive (+) value indicates geographic North latitude. A negative (-) value indicates geographic South latitude. In the case of non-Earth or ancillary-only intervals, zero (0) is used as a placeholder.
Corner Upper Right Longitude Product
  • Field Definition:  Longitude value (degrees) for the upper right corner (northeast corner for descending coverage / southwest corner for ascending coverage) of the product including the black fill. A positive (+) value indicates geographic East longitude. A negative (-) value indicates geographic West longitude. In the case of non-Earth or ancillary-only intervals, zero (0) is used as a placeholder.
Corner Lower Left Latitude Product
  • Field Definition:  Latitude value (degrees) for the lower left corner (southwest corner for descending coverage / northeast corner for ascending coverage) of the product including the black fill. A positive (+) value indicates geographic North latitude. A negative (-) value indicates geographic South latitude. In the case of non-Earth or ancillary-only intervals, zero (0) is used as a placeholder.
Corner Lower Left Longitude Product
  • Field Definition:  Longitude value (degrees) for the lower left corner (southwest corner for descending coverage / northeast corner for ascending coverage) of the product including the black fill. A positive (+) value indicates geographic East longitude. A negative (-) value indicates geographic West longitude. In the case of non-Earth or ancillary-only intervals, zero (0) is used as a placeholder.
Corner Lower Right Latitude Product
  • Field Definition:  Latitude value (degrees) for the lower right corner (southeast corner for descending coverage / northwest corner for ascending coverage) of the product including the black fill. A positive (+) value indicates geographic North latitude. A negative (-) value indicates geographic South latitude. In the case of non-Earth or ancillary-only intervals, zero (0) is used as a placeholder.
Corner Lower Right Longitude Product
  • Field Definition:  Longitude value (degrees) for the lower right corner (southeast corner for descending coverage / northwest corner for ascending coverage) of the product including the black fill. A positive (+) value indicates geographic East longitude. A negative (-) value indicates geographic West longitude. In the case of non-Earth or ancillary-only intervals, zero (0) is used as a placeholder.
Data Category
  • Field Definition:  Current data category where the data has been placed.
Values:
NOMINAL = Nominal Data
EXCHANGE = Exchange Data
TEST = Test Data
ENGINEERING = Engineering Data
VALIDATION = Validation Data
Data Type Level 1
  • Field Definition:  Data type identifier string used to create the L1 product.
Values:
L1G = L1G Data
L1GT = L1Gt Data
L1T = L1T Data
Data Type Level 0Rp
  • Field Definition:  Data type identifier string used to create Level 0Rp products.
Values:
L0RP = L0RP Data
Date Acquired
  • Field Definition:  Year, month and day that this scene was imaged.
Format:
YYYY/MM/DD
Date Acquired Gap Fill
  • Field Definition:  Acquisition date of the input scenes used for the scan gap fill (comma separated list with a maximum of five input scenes); included only for gap-filled and SLC-Off products.
Date L1 Generated
  • Field Definition:  All sensors = The most recent date that the Level 1 Product has been produced.
Date L1 Generated First
  • Field Definition:  All sensors = Year, Day of year and GMT that the first level 1 record or metadata was generated.
Datum
  • Field Definition:  Datum used in creating the image.
Values:
WGS84 = World Geodetic System 1984
Day Night
  • Field Definition:  Day or night condition of the scene.
Values:
DAY = Day scene
NIGHT = Night scene
DCT Source Available
  • Field Definition:  Digital archive source(s) (comma separated list) available for this scene id.
Values:
TMA = One or more radiometrically corrected/geometrically uncorrected TMA DCTs exist
TMR = One or more TMR DCTs exist
N = No DCT exists
Digital Source Available
  • Field Definition:  Indicates whether a digital source exists.
Values:
Y = Yes, a digital source does exist for this scene
N = No, a digital source does not exist for this scene
DLT Source Available
  • Field Definition:  DLT source available for this scene.
Values:
Y = Yes, a DLT exists
N = No, DLT does not exist
Elevation Source
  • Field Definition:  Digital elevation dataset that was used to terrain-correct the product.
Values:
NED = National Elevation Dataset
SRTM = Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
GTOPO30 = Global 30 Arc Second Elevation Digital Data
GLS2000 = Global Land Survey 2000
RAMP = Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project
Ellipsoid
  • Field Definition:  Ellipsoid used in creating the image.
Values:
WGS84 = World Geodetic System 1984
Ephemeris Type
  • Field Definition:  Orbital ephemeris type used.
Values:
Definitive = Definitive ephemeris
Predictive = Predictive ephemeris
False Easting
  • Field Definition:  Value added to all "x" values in the rectangular coordinates for a map projection. Frequently assigned to eliminate negative numbers. Expressed in the unit of measure identified in Planar Coordinate Unit.
False Northing
  • Field Definition:  Value added to all "y" values in the rectangular coordinates for a map projection. Frequently assigned to eliminate negative numbers. Expressed in the unit of measure identified in Planar Coordinate Unit.
Film Source Available
  • Field Definition:  Indicates whether a black-and-white film source exists.
Values:
Y = Yes, a black-and-white film source does exist for this scene
N = No, a black-and-white film source does not exist for this scene
Full Aperture Calibration
  • Field Definition:  This field indicates if the scene was used for ​Full Aperture Solar Calibration​ (FASC).
Values:
Y = Scene was used for Full Aperture Solar Calibration
N = Scene was not used for Full Aperture Solar Calibration
Full or Partial Interval
  • Field Definition:  Completeness of a WRS interval
Values:
FULL = Full WRS interval
PARTIAL = Partial WRS interval
Full or Partial Scene
  • Field Definition:  Completeness of a WRS Scene.
Values:
FULL = Full WRS scene
PARTIAL= Partial WRS scene
Gain Band (1 - 5, 6 VCID* 1, 6 VCID* 2, 7 - 8)
  • Field Definition:  Band gain state of band detected at the start of a WRS scene.
Values:
H = Band was acquired in high gain mode
L = Band was acquired in low gain mode
U = Unknown

* (Virtual Channel Identifier)
Gain Change - Band (1 - 5, 6 VCID* 1, 6 VCID* 2, 7 - 8)
  • Field Definition:  The presence and direction of change in detector gain state within the WRS scene.
Values:
0 = Indicates no gain change
+ = Indicates change from low to high gain
- = Indicates change from high to low gain
HH = No band gain change within the scene whose gain band state was acquired in high gain mode
LL = No band gain change within the scene whose gain band state was acquired in low gain mode
LH = A low to high band gain change within the scene
HL = A high to low band gain change within the scene
U = Unknown
* (Virtual Channel Identifier)
Gap Fill
  • Field Definition:  Percentage of image data used as fill for gap-filled and SLC-Off products.
Gap Phase Source
  • Field Definition:  Source of ephemeris data from which the gap phase statistic was generated. Used for ETM+ SLC-off data only.
Values:
DE = Definitive Ephemeris
PCD = Payload Correction Data
NA = Not Applicable (Scan Line Corrector (SLC)-on data.
Gap Phase Statistic
  • Field Definition:  The along-track distance from the center of the closest forward-to-reverse scan gap to the nominal WRS scene center. (NULL only for scan line corrector (SLC)-on data)
Values:
-17.000000 through +17.0000000
Null
Geometric RMSE Model
  • Field Definition:  Combined RMSE of the geometric residuals (meters) in both across-track and along-track directions measured on the GCPs used in geometric precision correction.
Geometric RMSE Model X
  • Field Definition:  RMSE of the geometric residuals (meters) measured on the GCPs used in geometric precision correction.
Values:
ETM+ - along-track direction
TM - along-track direction
MSS - sample direction
OLI - across-track direction
TIRS - across-track direction
Geometric RMSE Model Y
  • Field Definition:  RMSE of the geometric residuals (meters) measured on the GCPs used in geometric precision correction.
Values:
ETM+ - across-track direction
TM - across-track direction
MSS - line direction
OLI - along-track direction
TIRS - along-track direction
Geometric RMSE Verify
  • Field Definition:  RMSE of the geometric residuals (pixels) in both line and sample directions measured on the terrain-corrected product independently using GLS2000.
Grid Cell Size Panchromatic
  • Field Definition:  Grid cell size used in creating the image for the panchromatic band.
Grid Cell Size Reflective
  • Field Definition:  Grid cell size used in creating the image for the reflective band.
Grid Cell Size Thermal
  • Field Definition:  Grid cell size used in creating the image for the thermal band.
Ground Control Points Model
  • Field Definition:  The number of ground control points used in the verification of the terrain corrected product.
Values:
-1 to 1615 (- 1 = not available)
Ground Control Points Version
  • Field Definition:  The version number of the ground control points used in the verification of the terrain corrected product.
Values:
-1, 1, 2, 3, etc. (-1 = not available)
Image Quality Landsat 8
  • Field Definition:  Composite image quality for the bands. For Landsat 8, if scene is OLI or OLI_TIRS combined, value will reflect OLI quality score. If TIRS, the TIRS quality score will be used
Values:
9 = Best
0 = Worst
-1 = Image quality not calculated or assessed
Image Quality VCID 1 - 2
  • Field Definition:  A single digit number that represents an image quality value used by the Landsat 7 Processing System (LPS). Image Quality 1 represents quality for format 1 (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6l) and Image Quality 2 represents quality for format 2 (bands 6h, 7 and 8). Values for each format can range from 0 - 9.

    The image quality is based on the number and distribution of bad scans or equivalent bad scans in a scene. It is computed by dividing the total number of filled minor frames for a scene by 6313 (the nominal number of image data minor frames in a major frame for 30 meter bands). This will give a number of equivalent bad scans. The distribution of filled minor frames is characterized as being either clustered or scattered. A cluster of 128 bad scans will still yield a scene with a cluster of 246 good scans which is two-thirds of a scene. A scattering of 128 bad scans may make the entire image worthless.
Values:
VICD = Virtual Channel Identifier
Value for Image Quality:
9 = No errors detected, a perfect scene
8 = Less than or equal to 4 equivalent bad scans, clustered
7 = Less than or equal to 4 equivalent bad scans, scattered
6 = Less than or equal to 16 equivalent bad scans, clustered
5 = Less than or equal to 16 equivalent bad scans, scattered
4 = Less than or equal to 64 equivalent bad scans, clustered
3 = Less than or equal to 64 equivalent bad scans, scattered
2 = Less than or equal to 128 equivalent bad scans, clustered
1 = Less than or equal to 128 equivalent bad scans, scattered
0 = Greater than 128 equivalent bad scans, scattered (more than 33% of scene is bad)
-1 = Image quality not calculated or assessed
Landsat Interval Identifier
  • Field Definition:  Landsat Interval Identifier
Example:
LXSPPPRRRRRRYYYYDDDGSIV

L = Landsat
X = Sensor (T = TIRS, O = OLI, C = OLI_TIRS)
S = Satellite
PPP = WRS Path
RRRRRR = WRS Interval Start and End Row
YYYY = Year of Acquisition
DDD = Day of Acquisition Year
GSI = Ground Station Identifier
VV = Version
Landsat Scene Identifier
  • Field Definition:  Landsat scene identifier.
Example:
LXSPPPRRRYYYYDDDGSIVV

L = Landsat
X = Sensor (T = TIRS, O = OLI, C = OLI_TIRS)
S = Satellite
PPP = WRS Path
RRR = WRS Row
YYYY = Year of Acquisition
DDD = Day of Acquisition Year
GSI = Ground Station Identifier
VV = Version
L8 File Type
  • Field Definition:  Type of mission date file
Values:
mission_checksum
mission
IDF
L8 Mission File Name
  • Field Definition:  Name of the Mission data file including extension.
Map Projection L0Ra
  • Field Definition:  L0Ra map projection selectively applied to HDTs based on geographic location. Used for processed archive data.
Values:
HOM = Hotine Oblique Mercator
UTM = Universal Transverse Mercator
Map Projection L1
  • Field Definition:  L1 map projection applied to this data. Used for processed archive data.
Values:
PS = Polar Stereographic
UTM = Universal Transverse Merc
Mission Data Type
  • Field Definition:  Data type identifier string used to create the RCC file
Values:
OLI/TIRS MISSION
OLI_MISSION
TIRS_MISSION
ETM_RCC
TMR_RCC
TMA_RCC
MOE Interval Identifier
  • Field Definition:  Unique MOE interval identifier
Format:
000000_SS_T

000000 = six-digit orbit number
SS = two-digit sequence of interval within that orbit
T = one-character indicating the type of interval
Nadir Off-Nadir
  • Field Definition:  Nadir or Off-Nadir condition of the interval or scene.
Orientation
  • Field Definition:  Orientation used in creating the image.
Values:
NOMINAL = Nominal Path
NORTH_UP = North Up
TRUE_NORTH = True North
USER = User
Output Format
  • Field Definition:  Output format of the image.
Values:
GEOTIFF = Geostationary Earth Orbit Tagged Image File Format
Panchromatic Lines
  • Field Definition:  Number of product lines for the panchromatic band.
Panchromatic Samples
  • Field Definition:  Number of product samples for the panchromatic band.
Processing Software Version
  • Field Definition:  Name and version of the processing software used to generate the L1 product.
QPSK Channel (L7)
  • Field Definition:  Capture source or AQPSK channel of the raw data file

    Values:
    0-9 = Frequency.
    I = I channel (in-phase signal component)
    Q = Q channel (quadrature signal component)
Quality Band (1 - 7)
  • Field Definition:  Quality band is a value, expressed as a single digit number, based on (1) errors encountered during archive processing; and/or (2) visible artifacts in the data when manually inspected.
Values:
9 = Excellent (no quality issues or errors detected)
7-8 = Good (minor quality issues and/or errors detected)
5-6 = Fair (moderate quality issues and/or errors detected)
3-4 = Poor (significant quality issues and/or errors detected)
1-2 = Extremely Poor (severe quality issues and/or errors detected)
0 = Worst
M = Band is missing
U = Band has an unknown quality score (expected but insufficient information)
RCC File Name (L7)
  • Field Definition:  RCC file name that produced this interval.
RCC File Version (L7)
  • Field Definition:  RCC File Version number for that RCC data.
Reflective Lines
  • Field Definition:  Number of product lines for the reflective bands.
Reflective Samples
  • Field Definition:  Number of product samples for the reflective bands.
Resampling Option
  • Field Definition:  Resampling option used in creating the image.
Values:
NEAREST_NEIGHBOR = Nearest Neighbor
CUBIC_CONVOLUTION = Cubic Convolution
MODULATION_TRANSFER_FUNCTION = Modulation Transfer Function
BILINEAR = Bilinear
KAISER DAMPED = Kaiser Damped
16_POINT_SINC = 16-point sinc (sin(x)/(x)
8_POINT_SINC = 8-point sinc (sin(x)/(x)
DAMPED_WINDOW = Damped Window
RLUT File Name
  • Field Definition:  Name of the Response Linearization Lookup Table file used to create the image.
Roll Angle
  • Field Definition:  The amount of spacecraft roll at scene center. Positive roll is to the port side of the spacecraft and the negative roll is to the starboard side. A non-zero value indicates an off nadir acquisition.
Values:
-90.0000 through +90.00000
Scan Gap Interpolation
  • Field Definition:  Maximum scan gap width (in units of ETM+ 30-m detectors/pixels) filled by interpolation.
Scene Center Scan Time
  • Field Definition:  Spacecraft time associated with the center of a WRS scene center scan.
Scene Center Time Number
  • Field Definition:  Number of seconds from epoch time of 1995 at midnight.
Values:
1 - 999999999999
Scene Mode
  • Field Definition:  Signal processing prior to transmission from satellite to ground station.
Values:
COMPRESSED = Compressed mode used to acquire the first 3 bands; the remaining bands are acquired in a linear mode
LINEAR = Linear mode used to acquire all bands
U = Unknown
Scene Source
  • Field Definition:  Source that this version of the scene is stored.
Values:
LAM = Landsat Archive Manager
DLT = Digital Linear Tape
HDT = High Density Tape
FILM = Film
DCT = Digital Cassette Tape
Scene Status
  • Field Definition:  Orderability status of either the Digital ID.s archive source, Film archive source, or LAM archive source.
Values:
G = Good source archived at EROS
X = Archive data unavailable at EROS; only problem/bad data sources exist
S = Archive data not currently in orderable status; they are in a spare status.

Another marketable instance of this scene exists. Multiple records for a new_scene_id can be in 'S' status
L = Archive data at status .S. or .G. that has been processed by LACS
C = Archive data at status .X. that has been processed by LACS
Sensor Anomalies
  • Field Definition:  Source that this version of the scene is stored.
Values:
ASCENDING_DESCENDING = Ascending/Descending problem Landsat 4/5 coordinates recalculated for descending.

BAND_4_NOT_DECOMPRESSED = Band 4 is not decompressed = dynamic range of 0 - 64.
Affects only the first few months of Landsat 4, band 4 acquisitions.

BUMPER_MODE = Landsat 5 or Landsat 7 scene acquired while the satellite was in bumper mode.
Landsat 5 was permanently placed into bumper mode May 1, 2002.
Landsat 7 was permanently placed into bumper mode April 1, 2007.

FRAMING = Poor framing problem.

LINE_START_ANOMALY = Line Start Anomaly (Landsat 3 only); up to one third of the
image data is missing; quality ratings based on image data present.

N = No sensor anomaly exists.

POST_LAUNCH = Post launch problems from TMACS.

PRE_WRS = Pre WRS experimental data, scene center may be geographically off the
WRS orbital track.

RADIOMETRIC_CALIBRATION_DATA = Engineering radiometric calibration data.
SENSOR_WARM_UP = Sensor warm-up problem; roller coaster defect.
SLC_OFF = Scan Line Corrector off.
STRIPING = Striping problem.
Sensor Identifier - Landsat 8
  • Field Definition:  Sensor used to capture Landsat 8 data.
Values:
OLI = Operational Land Imager
TIRS = Thermal Infrared
OLI_TIRS = Operational Land Imager (OLI)/Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS)
Sensor Mode
  • Field Definition:  Mode that the sensor was in during capture of this interval.
Values:
BUMPER = Bumper mode
SAM = SAM (Scan Angle Monitor) mode
Sensor Mode - L7
  • Field Definition:  Mode that the sensor was in during capture of this interval.
Values:
BUMPER = Bumper mode
SAM = SAM (Scan Angle Monitor)
Spacecraft Identifier
  • Field Definition:  Spacecraft from which the data was captured.
Values:
Landsat 1
Landsat 2
Landsat 3
Landsat 4
Landsat 5
Landsat 7
Landsat 8
Start Time
  • Field Definition:  Year, Day of year and GMT spacecraft start time of either the first major frame of the interval or the start of a WRS scene.
Values:
YYYY:DDD:HH:MI:SS.SSSSSSS

YYYY = Four digit year
DDD = Day of year
HH = Hour (00-23)
MI = Minute
SS.SSSSSSS = Fractional seconds
Station Identifier
  • Field Definition:  Original ground receiving station to which this data was downlinked. All data received from ground stations are archived at the USGS EROS unless otherwise noted. Maps showing these stations can be found at https://landsat.usgs.gov/about_ground_stations.php.
Values:
AAA = North America receiving site unknown
AA0 = North America receiving site unknown
ABG = Awutu Bawjiase, Ghana
ABN = Abuja, Nigeria
AGS = Poker Flats, Alaska, USA
ASA = Alice Springs, Australia
ASK = Astana, Kazakhstan
ASN = Alice Springs, Australia
ATG = Atlanta, Georgia, USA (test site)
AWE = Aswan, Egypt
BIK = Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
BJC = Beijing, China
BKT = Bangkok, Thailand
BOC = Bogatá, Colombia
CBA = Canberra, Australia
CHM = Chetumal, Mexico
CLT = Chung-Li, Taiwan
CNB = Cuiabá, Brazil
COA = Còrdoba, Argentina
CPE = Cotopaxi, Ecuador
CUB = Cuiabá, Brazil
DJK = Daejeon, Korea
DKI = Parepare, Indonesia
DUB = Dubai, United Arab Emirates
DVU = Dunaivtsi, Ukraine
DWA = Darwin, Australia
EDC = Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA (aka LGS)
EV1 = Eagle Vision 1
EV3 = Eagle Vision 3
EV4 = Eagle Vision 4
FAK = Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
FFF = Foreign (non-North American) Receiving Site
FUI = Fucino, Italy
GDS = Goldstone, California, USA
GLC = Gilmore Creek, Alaska, USA
GMD = Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
GNC = Gatineau, Canada
HAJ = Hatoyama, Japan
HCA = Datron testing in California, USA
HIJ = Hiroshima, Japan
HCV = Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
HLV = Hoa Lac, Vietnam
HNV = Hanoi, Vietnam
HOA = Hobart, Australia
IKR = Irkutsk, Russia
ISP = Islamabad, Pakistan
IVC = Inuvik, Canada
JSA = Hartebeesthoek, South Africa (aka Johannesburg)
KHC = KaShi, China
KIS = Kiruna, Sweden
KLM = Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KMC = Kunming, China
KUJ = Kumamoto, Japan
LBG = Libreville, Gabon
LGN = Landsat Ground Network (Landsat 8)
LGS = Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA (aka EDC)
LUZ = Lusaka, Zambia
MCM = Mexico City, Mexico
MGR = Magadan, Russia
MGS = McMurdo, Antarctica
MLK = Malindi, Kenya
MOR = Moscow, Russia
MPF = Montpelier, France
MPS = Maspalomas, Spain
MTI = Matera, Italy
NOK = Norman, Oklahoma, USA
NPA = North Pole, Alaska, USA
NP1 = North Pole, Alaska, USA
NP2 = North Pole, Alaska, USA
NP3 = North Pole, Alaska, USA
NP4 = North Pole, Alaska, USA
NP5 = North Pole, Alaska, USA
NRK = Nairobi, Kenya
NSG = Neustrelitz, Germany
NSN = Neustrelitz, Germany
NWN = Noordwijk, Netherlands
OHA = O’Higgins, Antarctica
PAC = Prince Albert, Canada
PFS = Poker Flats, Alaska, USA
PF1 = Poker Flats, Alaska, USA
PF2 = Poker Flats, Alaska, USA
PUC = Punto Arenas, Chile
RPI = Rumpin, Indonesia
RSA = Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
SAC = Santiago, Chile
SEK = Seoul, South, Korea
SGI = Shadnagar, India
SGP = Singapore
SGS = Svalbard, Norway
SG1 = Svalbard, Norway
SNC = SanYa, China
SRT = Si Racha, Thailand
TFT = Taipei, Taiwan (fix Location)
TGS = Transportable Ground Station
TMT = Taipei, Taiwan (mobile location)
TOF = Toulouse, France
UHI = Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
ULK = Ulsan, South Korea
ULM = Ulan Bator, Mongolia
UPR = Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
WPS = Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
XX0 = Receiving station unknown
XXX = Receiving station unknown
Stop Time
  • Field Definition:  Year, Day of year and GMT spacecraft stop time of either the last major frame of the interval or the stop of a WRS scene.
Values:
YYYY:DDD:HH:MI:SS.SSSSSSS
YYYY = Four digit year
DDD = Day of year
HH = Hour (00-23)
MI = Minute
SS.SSSSSSS = Fractional seconds
Sun Azimuth
  • Field Definition:  Sun azimuth angle (degrees) at the WRS scene center. A positive value (+) indicates angles to the East or clockwise from North. Zero indicates North. A negative value (-) indicates angles to the West or counterclockwise from North.
Values:
-180.0000000 through +180.0000000 degrees
Sun Elevation
  • Field Definition:  Sun elevation angle (degrees) at the WRS scene center. A positive value (+) indicates a daytime scene. Zero indicates a nighttime scene. A negative value (-) indicates a nighttime scene.
Values:
- 90.0000000 through + 90.0000000 degrees
Target WRS Path
  • Field Definition:  Nearest WRS path to the Line-Of-Sight scene center. This is used primarily for scenes with off-nadir look angles. The center of scene for off-nadir imaging may be several paths left or right of the orbital path and the center may even be off the WRS-2 grid when near the poles. This is an estimated value, for reference.
Values:
001 - 251
Target WRS Row
  • Field Definition:  Nearest WRS Row to the Line-Of-Sight scene center. This is used primarily for scenes with off-nadir look angles. The center of scene for off-nadir imaging may be several paths left or right of the orbital path and the center may even be off the WRS-2 grid when near the poles. This is an estimated value, for reference.
Values:
001-059 = Northern Hemisphere (Descending)
060 = Equator (Descending)
061-119 = Southern Hemisphere (Descending)
120-122 = Southern Polar Zone (Descending)
123-183 = Southern Hemisphere (Ascending)
184 = Equator (Ascending)
185-246 = Northern Hemisphere (Ascending)
247-248 = Northern Polar Zone (Descending)
Thermal Lines
  • Field Definition:  Number of product lines for the thermal bands.
Thermal Samples
  • Field Definition:  Number of product samples for the thermal bands.
TIRS SSM Model
  • Field Definition:  Due to an anomalous condition on the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) Scene Select Mirror (SSM) encoder electronics, this field has been added to indicate which model was used to process the data.
Values:
Actual = The actual measured SSM position determined from the SSM encoder telemetry was used to process the TIRS data. This is the best TIRS quality available.

Preliminary = Initial estimated SSM position information was used to process the data and reprocessing will occur once SSM encoder telemetry are available.

Final = The TIRS data was reprocessed with updated SSM encoder telemetry.
True Scale Latitude
  • Field Definition:  Latitude of true scale in a map projection.
UTM Zone
  • Field Definition:  UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) zone number in a map projection. A negative zone indicates that the false northing needs to be applied to the northing coordinate and a positive zone indicates that the false northing has been applied.
WRS Ending Row
  • Field Definition:  WRS which applies to the acquisition.
Values:
1 = Landsat Satellites 1, 2, 3
2 = Landsat Satellites 4, 5, 7, 8
Vertical Longitude from Pole
  • Field Definition:  Vertical longitude (decimal degrees) from the pole.
WRS Path
  • Field Definition:  WRS - defined nominal Landsat satellite track (path). (orbital)
WRS Row
  • Field Definition:  WRS-defined nominal Landsat satellite row. (orbital)
Values:
001 - 248
WRS Type
  • Field Definition:  Worldwide Reference System type 1 or 2