April 18, 2016 - Landsat 8 Thermal Data Update

On Monday, April 25, 2016, from 11 am to 3 pm CT, a system release will be implemented to restore the ability to produce valid* Landsat 8 thermal data for all scenes from this date forward. PLEASE NOTE: From 12 pm to 1 pm, no Landsat data downloads will be available.

After this release is complete and validated, plans will be made to begin reprocessing Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS scenes acquired from January 1 to March 31, along with data acquired during April, to create nominal Level-1 products containing valid TIRS data. This data will become available in May.

*All newly processed TIRS data will use “Preliminary” estimated scene select mirror (SSM) position information. (Please refer to the April 12, 2016 Headline for more details.)