PROCESSING AND INTERPRETATION OF SATELLITE IMAGES LANDSAT 8

Authors

  • Mihai Valentin Herbei Faculty of Agriculture, University of Craiova
  • Lucian Dragomir Banat University of Agriculture Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Timisoara Faculty of Agronomy
  • Cosmin Popescu Banat University of Agriculture Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Timisoara Faculty of Agronomy
  • Razvan Pirsan Banat University of Agriculture Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Timisoara Faculty of Agronomy

Abstract

The Landsat program is the longest running enterprise for acquisition of satellite imagery of Earth. On July 23, 1972 the Earth Resources Technology Satellite was launched. This was eventually renamed to Landsat. The most recent, Landsat 8, was launched on February 11, 2013. The instruments on the Landsat satellites have acquired millions of images. The images, archived in the United States and at Landsat receiving stations around the world, are a unique resource for global change research and applications in agriculture, cartography, geology, forestry, regional planning, surveillance and education.

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Published

2014-08-30

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Working Group 4: Management, agriculture mechanization and cadastre