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MSS 1-5 (1972-1987)
Entry ID: MSS_1_5


Summary
Abstract: The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center archive holds data collected by the Landsat suite of satellites, beginning with Landsat 1 in 1972. All Landsat data held in the USGS EROS archive are available for download at no charge.

Purpose: The Landsat archive provides a rich collection of information about the Earth's land surface. Major characteristics of changes to the surface of the planet can be detected, measured, and analyzed using Landsat data. The information obtainable from the historical and current Landsat data play a key role in studying surface changes through time.

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Typically, all data available from USGS/EROS are downloadable at no cost to the user. there are some cases when a service fee is required to convert the analog film record to a digital file. This non-refundable fee is $30 per scene/frame.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >ALBEDO    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS    [Definition]


Platform
LANDSAT-1    [Information]
LANDSAT-2    [Information]
LANDSAT-3    [Information]
LANDSAT-4    [Information]
LANDSAT-5    [Information]


Instrument
MSS >Multispectral Scanner    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.


Keywords
imagery
EROS


Data Set Progress
ACTIVE


Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/eros

Data Center Personnel
Name: EROS CENTER
Phone: 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Digital
Distribution_Format: Download
Fees: None


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-06-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-25



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