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Site Location: Barreal Blanco


ETM+ Bands 321 Zoomed

ETM+ Bands 321 Zoomed

ETM+ Bands 321

ETM+ Bands 321

Location (City, State, Country): Barreal Blanco, San Juan, Argentina, South America
Altitude above siea level (meters): 1872
Center Latitude,Longitude (Degrees): -31.86 , -69.45
Landsat WRS-2 Path/Row: 232 / 82
Size of Usable Area (km): 0.5 x 0.5
Owner: TBD
Researcher: TBD
Purpose: TBD
Description: Located in northwest Argentina in Provincia de San Juan. Used on a joint campaign with Argentina””s CONAE to calibrate the satellite instruments EO-1 ALI and Hyperion as well as Landsat 7””s ETM+ and Terra””s ASTER. The EO-1 and ASTER site measured 16×4 20-m pixels on a 100-280 axis. ETM+ consisted of a 16×4 30-m pixel site on a 010-190 axis. The site was chosen because there was a need to calibrate the instruments aboard EO-1 immediately after the January launch, and weather conditions are favorable in the Southern Hemisphere in January.

Google Earth: Small homogeneous bright site. May be prone to saturation at high sun. Uniform areas are limited to 0.5 km by 0.5 km or less, but there are several such areas.

Support Data: TBD
Suitability: TBD
Limitations: TBD

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ETM+ Bands 321 Site Parameters
ETM+ Bands 321 Site Parameters
Google Earth Zoomed
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