A number of planned changes affecting Landsat data were published in a recent Landsat Update. Since that time, there have been modifications to the plans initially shared. The originally published information is in italics below, and the modifications are noted in the UPDATE area of each section.
These changes, planned during Spring 2015, will improve the consistency of Landsat 8 data records and enhance data usability. Any questions or concerns about these changes can be directed to Landsat User Services: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The name of the Landsat MSS cloud cover parameter was changed to match the TM, ETM+, and OLI/TIRS naming convention, which may affect existing automated processes. The additional parameters will enable other automated processes.
UPDATE: a) Cloud Cover Assessment Score and b) Land Cloud Cover Assessment Scores are not included in this release; f) Radiance Multiplicative parameters format will change from decimal to scientific notation.