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Landsat Missions


Landsat data are some of the most geometrically and radiometrically corrected data available. Occasionally, data anomalies occur that require research and monitoring. The Landsat Calibration and Validation team investigates and tracks anomalous data.

A number of identified Landsat data anomalies are listed below. This list will be updated with additional information or new artifacts as needed.

Thumbnail Artifact Name Artifact Type Satellites Affected
Banding Banding Various L7, L5, MSS
Coherent Noise Storm Coherent Noise Storm Instrument L7
Coherent Noise Coherent Noise Instrument L7, L5, MSS
Data Loss Data Loss Various L7, L5, MSS
Detector Failure Detector Failure    
Gimbaled X-band Antenna (GXA) Anomaly Gimbaled X-band Antenna (GXA) Anomaly Instrument L7
IC Intrusion IC Intrusion Instrument L7
Impulse Noise  (IN) Impulse Noise (IN) Various L7, L5, MSS
Memory Effect (ME) Memory Effect (ME) Instrument L7, L5
Optical Leak Optical Leak    
Oversaturation Oversaturation Instrument L5, MSS
Detector Ringing Detector Ringing Instrument L7
Scan Correlated Shift  (SCS) Scan Correlated Shift (SCS) Instrument L5, MSS
Scan Mirror Pulse Scan Mirror Pulse Instrument MSS
Single Event Upset  (SEU) Single Event Upset (SEU) Instrument L7,L5
Shutter Synchronization Anomalies Shutter Synchronization Anomalies Instrument L7,L5
Detector Striping Detector Striping    

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