Minimize TM & ETM+ Products and Algorithms

The information provided in these pages is applicable to the latest ESA Landsat products, available to users via EO-SSO and processed with version 3.03 of the Landsat processor.

 

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Minimize Processor Releases

Please note that the SLAP processor is based upon the previous on-demand TMPL processor.

SLAP IPF Version

Software Release Date

Improvements/upgrades*

(B)UG

(E)VOLUTION

Datasets Processed

Category

Description

2.0

November

2012

(First issue)

Supporting data, raster reference

Extension of TM/ETM+ GCP chips databases including Nairobi ground station coverage

 

n/a

interim version

2.1

January

2013

Product format

Compliance with ngEO specifications

Alignment of TM and ETM+ products with the latest USGS DFCB

E

n/a

interim version

TM radiometric calibration

Update to residual striping handling

E

2.02

March

2013

Supporting data (CPF, Raster Reference data) handling / interface

Updates to the MDPSReportGenerator

Updated handling of GCP data for L1T product generation

Updated capability to handle USGS CPF files whose validity range does not include hours, minutes and seconds

Updated library (libMDPSLandsatProc)

B

n/a

interim version

L1T geometric correction

Extension of the Terrain Corrected processor over 60° North latitude

E

TM radiometric calibration

Updated thermal band calibration

Correction of Memory Effect

Correction of Scan Correlated Shift (SCS)

Correction of residual striping

E

Product format

Compliance to ngEO ICD

E

2.03

April

2013

Processing of incomplete products

Added feature to enable processing of first and last WRS scene in a pass when at least 50% of the image lines exist

E

n/a

interim version

Product metadata: Quality

Correction to the root mean square (RMS) error of GCP displacement

B

TM radiometric calibration

Update to radiometric calibration strategy for TM reflective bands (Dark Current offset computed based on CPF file)

E

2.04

N/A

Planned version for TM fixes, then superseded by v3.00

 

 

n/a

3.00

June

2013

MSS production

Addition of MSS processing capability

E

n/a

interim version

3.01

June

2013

Image geometric processing

Correction of cubic convolution error

B

n/a

interim version

TM / ETM+ radiometric calibration processing

Update to the detector statistics calculations for de-striping processing (TM/ETM+)

Update to the instrument temperature filtering process (TM/ETM+)

B

ETM+ product metadata

Compliance of ETM+ gain change values in the metadata file to the USGS DFCB

B

3.02

September

2013

MSS processing

Improvement to the handling of Scan Start Anomaly (SSA) MSS products

B

n/a

interim version

Product format

Compliance of Landsat 5 TM Metadata report (MTR) to ngEO specifications

Compliance of metadata to Quicklook for partial scenes

Updated file naming convention to include product level

E / B

Cloud assessment processing

Correction of erroneous cloud cover calculations

B

Quicklook processing

Correction of an incorrect band combination used for the Quicklook generation

B

Supporting data, raster reference, update

Updated GENCHIP database over Egypt

B

3.03

October

2013

MSS radiometric calibration processing

Removal of banding in SSA MSS products

B

n/a

interim version

Product format

Updates to MTR file generation:

Correction of MTR path discrepancies

Correction of MTR <eop:ProductType> parameter

Addition of MTR <eop:IlluminationElevationAngle> parameter

B

3.03_p1

November

2013

Product format

Update to Metadata (MTL) file generation:

Correction of MTL <rep:browseType>

B

TM – Kiruna

 

3.03_p2

December

2013

Supporting data

Updated Task Tables to correct processing failure of L1G products (MSS & TM)

B

TM – Kiruna

3.03_p3

February

2014

TM / ETM+ radiometric calibration processing

Further updates to the instrument temperature filtering process (TM/ETM+)

B

TM – Maspalomas, Matera

ETM+ - Kiruna, Maspalomas, Matera

Quicklook processing

Improvements to the generation of Quicklooks for partial scenes (no longer stretched to be square, and instead offer a truer representation of the product)

E

3.03_p4

May

2014

 

Internal update

Updated IPF software at processing facility

B

Linked to the operational installation

3.04

October

2014

MSS geometric processing

Correction of estimated ortho-rectified affine transformation (including improvement to the accuracy of the systematic correction)

Correction of swath and line misalignment of Landsat 3 MSS products

B

MSS – due for release 2015

MSS radiometric calibration processing

Inclusion of a more sophisticated non-linear de-striping method for Landsat 1 MSS products

E

MSS image cloud assessment processing

Updated MSS cloud cover vote

E

TM / ETM+ geometric processing

Capability to handle ascending scenes

Correction of UTM zone miss-handling (TM/ETM+)

B

3.04_p1

January

2015

MSS geometric processing

Memory allocation issue linked to orthorectification correction

B

3.04_p2

February

2015

Supporting data, raster reference, update

Removal of duplicate GCP chips, occurred at high latitude scenes, from the MSS GENCHIP database

B

3.05

January

2017

Bug fixes

Version included several bug fixes from previous version

B

n/a

interim

3.06

June

2018

Inclusion of quality parameter and data recovery strategy (SB)

Software release implementing several CR and AR described in [IDEAS-REQ-2753].

B/E

n/a

interim

3.07

October

2018

Bug fixes

Software release implementing several AR

B

n/a

interim

3.08

March

2019

Bug fixes

Software release implementing several AR

B

MSS – due for release

September 2019

 

 

*Please note, unless otherwise stated, updates and improvements are applicable to all instruments.

 

Quality Control Tools

 

A quality control report is included in the ESA Level 1 Landsat product. This details the results of the inspections applied by the AMALFI QC Tool as part of the integrated reprocessing chain. AMALFI versions 1.0.7 (TM Kiruna only) and 1.0.10 have been used for the TM and ETM+ processing.