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Science of Landsat Analysis Ready Data

by Zhe Zhu
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Remote Sens. 2019, 11(18), 2166; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11182166
Received: 15 September 2019 / Accepted: 16 September 2019 / Published: 18 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Science of Landsat Analysis Ready Data)
The free and open policy of Landsat data in 2008 completely changed the way that Landsat data was analyzed and used, particularly for applications such as time series analysis. Nine years later, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) released the first version of Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) for the United States, which was another milestone in Landsat history. The Landsat time series is so convenient and easy to use and has triggered science that was not possible a few decades ago. In this Editorial, we review the current status of Landsat ARD, introduce scientific studies of Landsat ARD from this special issue, and discuss global Landsat ARD. View Full-Text
Keywords: Landsat; USGS; ARD; Time Series Landsat; USGS; ARD; Time Series
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Zhu, Z. Science of Landsat Analysis Ready Data. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 2166.

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