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Does Landsat Level-1 data processing include atmospheric correction?

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Does Landsat Level-1 data processing include atmospheric correction?

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Landsat Level-1 data are not corrected for atmospheric conditions. Landsat Level-2 Surface Reflectance data have atmospheric corrections applied. 

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