Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) 16-Bit Pan-sharpened Mosaic

USGS/LIMA/MOSAIC
Dataset Availability
1999-06-30T00:00:00 - 2002-09-04T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.Image("USGS/LIMA/MOSAIC")
Tags
antarctica sr mosaic ice usgs lima landsat-derived

Description

The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) is a seamless and virtually cloudless mosaic created from processed Landsat 7 ETM+ scenes.

This LIMA dataset is the 16-bit Intermediate LIMA. The mosaic consists of pan-sharpened normalized surface reflectance scenes (Landsat ETM+ bands 1, 2, 3, and 4). The mosaic was constructed by ordering cloud free images on top and trimming image boundaries when tile discontinuities occurred.

Users can find the mosaic tile footprints available at: USGS/LIMA/MOSAIC_TILE_FOOTPRINTS

Bands

Bands

Name Resolution Wavelength Description
B1 15 meters 0.45 - 0.52 µm

Blue

B2 15 meters 0.52 - 0.60 µm

Green

B3 15 meters 0.63 - 0.69 µm

Red

B4 15 meters 0.77 - 0.90 µm

Near infrared

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

These images are in the public domain and can be used freely and without acknowledgement. However, credit to the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) Project is greatly appreciated.

Citations

Citations:
  • Bindschadler, R., Vornberger, P., Fleming, A., Fox, A., Mullins, J., Binnie, D., Paulson, S., Granneman, B., and Gorodetzky, D., 2008, The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, pp. 4214-4226. PDF

Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.Image('USGS/LIMA/MOSAIC');
var antarctica = dataset.select(['B3', 'B2', 'B1']);
var antarcticaVis = {
  min: 0.0,
  max: 10000.0,
};
Map.setCenter(164.619, -77.99, 7);
Map.addLayer(antarctica, antarcticaVis, 'Antartica Imagery (RGB)');