Landsat 8 Collection 1 Tier 1 8-Day BAI Composite

LANDSAT/LC08/C01/T1_8DAY_BAI
Dataset Provider
Google
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.ImageCollection("LANDSAT/LC08/C01/T1_8DAY_BAI")
Tags
bai

Description

These Landsat 8 Collection 1 Tier 1 composites are made from Tier 1 orthorectified scenes, using the computed top-of-atmosphere (TOA) reflectance. See Chander et al. (2009) for details on the TOA computation.

The Burn Area Index (BAI) is generated from the Red and Near-IR bands, and measures the spectral distance of each pixel from a reference spectral point (the measured reflectance of charcoal). This index is intended to emphasize the charcoal signal in post-fire images. See Chuvieco et al. (2002) for details.

These composites are created from all the scenes in each 8-day period beginning from the first day of the year and continuing to the 360th day of the year. The last composite of the year, beginning on day 361, will overlap the first composite of the following year by 3 days. All the images from each 8-day period are included in the composite, with the most recent pixel as the composite value.

Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/LC08/C01/T1_8DAY_BAI')
                  .filterDate('2017-01-01', '2017-12-31');
var scaled = dataset.select('BAI');
var scaledVis = {
  min: 0.0,
  max: 100.0,
};
Map.setCenter(6.746, 46.529, 6);
Map.addLayer(scaled, scaledVis, 'Scaled');