Center for Earth Observation

...supporting the remote sensing needs of the University

Landsat Climate Products

The USGS provides on-demand processing of Landsat 4, 5, and 7 images to create Climate Data Records (CDR)s and Essential Climate Variables (ECV)s.  The CDRs are Landsat scenes that have been atmospherically corrected and converted to Surface Reflectance.  ECVs are spectral indices derived from the CDRs and include vegetation, moisture and burn ratio indices.

Before ordering these data you should read the USGS CDR Product Guide and/or ECV Product Guide.  Data orders are placed using the USGS ESPA Ordering Interface.  You will need to provide a text file with a list of desired scenes using the USGS naming conventions.  The ESPA User Guide provides information on how to construct and submit an order.