Oxford MAP TCB: Malaria Atlas Project Gap-Filled Tasseled Cap Brightness

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This gap-filled Tasseled Cap Brightness (TCB) dataset was created by applying the tasseled-cap equations defined in Lobser and Cohen (2007) to MODIS BRDF-corrected imagery (MCD43B4). The resulting data were gap-filled using the approach outlined in Weiss et al. (2014) to eliminate missing data caused by factors such as cloud cover, and then the data were aggregated temporally and spatially to produce the monthly ≈5km product.

This dataset was produced by Harry Gibson and Daniel Weiss of the Malaria Atlas Project.


5000 meters


Name Units Min Max Description
Mean 0* 1.99*

The mean value of Tasseled Cap Brightness for each aggregated pixel.

FilledProportion % 0* 100*

A quality control band that indicates the percentage of each resulting pixel that was comprised of raw data (as opposed to gap-filled estimates).

* estimated min or max value

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  • Weiss, D.J., P.M. Atkinson, S. Bhatt, B. Mappin, S.I. Hay & P.W. Gething (2014) An effective approach for gap-filling continental scale remotely sensed time-series. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 98, 106-118.

  • Lobser, S.E. & Cohen, W.B. (2007) MODIS tasselled cap: land cover characteristics expressed through transformed MODIS data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 28, 5079-5101.

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var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('Oxford/MAP/TCB_5km_Monthly')
                  .filter(ee.Filter.date('2013-01-01', '2013-12-31'));
var tcb = dataset.select('Mean');
var tcbVis = {
  min: 0.0,
  max: 1.3,
  palette: [
    '011301', '004c00', '056201', '207401', '3e8601', '66a000', '99b718',
    'fcd163', 'ffffff'
Map.setCenter(-44.65, 22.59, 2);
Map.addLayer(tcb, tcbVis, 'TCB');