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Landsat 8 - Sentinel-2 Rare Imagery Comparison

Imagery Downloads of Same Area 15 Minutes Apart (Landsat Scene Center Solar Elevation is 59.5)

Landsat 8 - Sentinel-2 Band Comparison

1) L8_S2_Comparison (includes): Landsat 8 Top of Atmosphere (TOA) for Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7; Sentinel-2 TOA for Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8a, 11, 12 (see Tutorial Imagery Page for Sentinel band information); Landsat 8 USGS Surface Reflectance (SR) for Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7; LandsatLook Imagery (SWIR, NIR, Red; RGB imagery). Keep in mind Sentinel-2 bands have finer pixel resolution. Because SR is a function of the SR conversion methods, TOA reflectance is a more pure comparison for the imagery (green and NIR [Landsat 8 band 5 and Sentinel-2 band 8a] have the same band center wavelength, while blue and red are similar). A comparison of SR based on the Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 method described on this website can also be downloaded (TOA and SR values for this download are listed at the bottom).

NEW (a larger extent and to the east of top download): 2) L8_p20r31_080415_F50_B4RS_SR is surface reflectance based on the Frequency 50 minus .008 method described in the Landsat 8 Atmospheric Correction Tutorial (relative scatter based on band 4 [red]); 3) L8_p20r31_080415_USGS_SR is corresponding USGS Landsat 8 Algorithm surface reflectance; 4) S2_080415_F50_B4RS_SR is corresponding Sentinel-2 surface reflectance based on the Frequency 50 minus .008 method described in the Sentinel-2 Atmospheric Correction Tutorial (relative scatter based on band 4 [red]); 5) S2_080415_Background_Imagery is corresponding Sentinel-2 SWIR/NIR/Red RGB background imagery (green is vegetation). SR is the same as TOA (no scatter deducted) for SWIR bands.