Systematic Landsat Archive Processing

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The SLAP (Systematic Landsat Archive Processing) project covers the MSS, TM and ETM+ products from Landsat missions 1 – 7, and is the first systematic reprocessing of the ESA Landsat archive. The project objectives are to:

  • Set up and manage the bulk-processing of the entire ESA Landsat data archive residing at ESA's Landsat receiving stations (Kiruna, Maspalomas and Matera) into Level 1 Terrain Corrected (L1T) GeoTIFF format. Where the highest product level generation, L1T, is not possible, Level 1 Geocoded and Terrain Corrected (L1Gt) or Level 1 Geocoded (L1G) products shall be generated;
  • Systematically conduct scientific data quality control of reprocessed datasets;
  • Implement access to all output products for user download.

The Instrument Processing Facility (IPF), v3.04 (October 2015) utilised for the most recent SLAP, contains many improvements and data quality enhancements to the previous on-demand processor:

  • Multi-scene refinement capability (using full pass);
  • Partial scene generation;
  • Bias correction;
  • Residual striping correction;
  • Thermal band calibration;
  • Memory effect calibration;
  • Scan correlated shift correction;
  • ngEO requirement compliant (Metadata and Quicklook);
  • MSS processing capability.
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Dr. Philippe Goryl
Via Galileo Galilei Frascati (RM)
00044 Italy