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Sentinel 2

Used in Landuse classification as input to classify landcover for the landuse analysis

Description

Sentinel 2 dataset is multispectral satellite raster data with 13 bands in the visible (RGB), near infrared (NIR) and short wave infrared (SWIR) spectrum. It can be updated approximately every 5 days. The Sentinel-2A and 2B satellites are operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) as part of the Copernicus Programme.

see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinel-2

Source of the data is the ESA Sentinel Portal

Alternative Sources

Example download (Tile 32UMU - 2016-05-05 - bands B2,B3,B4,B8 - Blue Green Red NIR )

wget http://sentinel-s2-l1c.s3.amazonaws.com/tiles/32/U/MU/2016/5/5/0/B02.jp2
wget http://sentinel-s2-l1c.s3.amazonaws.com/tiles/32/U/MU/2016/5/5/0/B03.jp2
wget http://sentinel-s2-l1c.s3.amazonaws.com/tiles/32/U/MU/2016/5/5/0/B04.jp2
wget http://sentinel-s2-l1c.s3.amazonaws.com/tiles/32/U/MU/2016/5/5/0/B08.jp2

Sentinel 2 bands and resolutions

Band Bandname Central Wavelength (µm) Resolution (m) Bandwidth (nm)
1 Coastal aerosol 0.443 60 20
2 Blue 0.490 10 65
3 Green 0.560 10 35
4 Red 0.665 10 30
5 Vegetation Red Edge 0.705 20 15
6 Vegetation Red Edge 0.740 20 15
7 Vegetation Red Edge 0.783 20 20
8 NIR 0.842 10 115
8A Narrow NIR 0.865 20 20
9 Water vapour 0.945 60 20
10 SWIR – Cirrus 1.375 60 20
11 SWIR 1.610 20 90
12 SWIR 2.190 20 180

10m bands

Band Bandname Central Wavelength (µm) Resolution (m) Bandwidth (nm)
2 Blue 0.490 10 65
3 Green 0.560 10 35
4 Red 0.665 10 30
8 NIR 0.842 10 115

20m bands

Band Bandname Central Wavelength (µm) Resolution (m) Bandwidth (nm)
5 Vegetation Red Edge 0.705 20 15
6 Vegetation Red Edge 0.740 20 15
7 Vegetation Red Edge 0.783 20 20
8A Narrow NIR 0.865 20 20
11 SWIR 1.610 20 90
12 SWIR 2.190 20 180

60m bands

Band Bandname Central Wavelength (µm) Resolution (m) Bandwidth (nm)
1 Coastal aerosol 0.443 60 20
9 Water vapour 0.945 60 20
10 SWIR – Cirrus 1.375 60 20