We currently have data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat 5, 7 and 8 for five countries: Tanzania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Kenya. We also use provisional Landsat data for the entire continent for our Water Observations from Space (WOfS) product.

Landsat 5,7 and 8
  • Data type: Surface reflectance
  • Data timespan: April 1984 – December 2019
  • Available regions: Tanzania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Kenya
  • Spatial resolution: 30 × 30 m (size of one pixel)
  • Temporal resolution: 16 days (one flyover every 16 days by each satellite, or approximately twice a month)
  • Spectral resolution: 7 spectral bands — Coastal/Aerosol, Blue, Green, Red, Near-Infrared, Short Wavelength Infrared 1, Short Wavelength Infrared 2