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Landsat 1-5 Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS) Calibration Parameter Files (CPFs)

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Landsat 1-5 Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS)

Calibration Parameter Files (CPFs)

The Landsat Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS) Calibration Parameter Files (CPF) provide all radiometric and geometric coefficients needed for processing of raw, uncorrected Landsat MSS image data.

Landsat 1 MSS
LM1CPF19720723_19780107.05 - Acquisitions from 7/23/1972 to 1/7/1978

Landsat 2 MSS
LM2CPF19750101_19820228.09 - Acquisitions from 1/1/1975 to 2/28/1982

Landsat 3 MSS
LM3CPF19780301_19780423.09 - Acquisitions from 3/1/1978 to 4/23/1978
LM3CPF19780424_19830331.09 - Acquisitions from 4/24/1978 to 3/31/1983

Landsat 4 MSS
LM4CPF19820716_19820825.04 - Acquisitions from 7/16/1982 to 8/25/1982
LM4CPF19820826_19830331.04 - Acquisitions from 8/26/1982 to 3/31/1983
LM4CPF19830401_19931231.04 - Acquisitions from 4/1/1983 to 12/31/1993

Landsat 5 MSS
LM5CPF19840301_19840405.04 - Acquisitions from 3/1/1984 to 4/5/1984
LM5CPF19840406_19841108.04 - Acquisitions from 4/6/1984 to 11/8/1984
LM5CPF19841109_19940428.05 - Acquisitions from 11/9/1984 to 4/28/1994
LM5CPF19940429_19951231.05 - Acquisitions from 4/29/1994 to 12/31/1995
LM5CPF19960101_20131231.03 - Acquisitions from 1/1/1996 to 12/31/2013

For a full description of the contents and format of the L1-5 MSS CPF file, see the CPF Definition Document - .pdf (928 KB)


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