Sentinel-2 True Color (Red/Green/Blue)

Overview
Extent
    Global (83 degrees N, 56 degrees S latitude)
Spatial Resolution
    10m
Data Source(s)
    European Space Agency (ESA)
Science Partner

Description

The Sentinel program is composed of two satellites (Sentinel 2A, 2B) and was developed to monitor land surface changes in vegetation, the environment, and land cover. Sentinel-2 spatial, spectral, and temporal resolutions allow for imagery to be processed at sufficient spatial and temporal detail that is optimal for field scale land surface monitoring, management, and research. Sentinel-2 datasets are available for Sentinel 2A, 2B, and composite of 2A/2B using top of atmosphere or at surface reflectance data.

True Color composites provide images of the land’s surface in a color scheme similar to how the human eye would perceive the land’s surface, i.e vegetation is green, water is dark blue, and soil is brown. This product is useful to visually inspect an image for clouds, snow, crop extent, or to obtain a general understanding of what features are in the image.

True Color images are composed of three bands Red, Green, and Blue all used in their respective color channels.

Bands Used:
Red: 0.6645 μm (S2A) / 0.665 μm (S2B)
Green: 0.560 μm (S2A) / 0.559 μm (S2B)
Blue: 0.496.6 μm (S2A) / 0.492.1 μm (S2B)

Technical Information

Feature
Detail
Extent
Quasi Global (83 degrees N, 56 degrees S latitude)
Period of Record
2015-present for 2A; 2017-present for 2B
Spatial Resolution
10m
Temporal Resolution
2-3 days (at mid latitudes), 5-10 days (at equator)
Data Summaries
max, min, mean, median, anomalies, trend and statistical significance, spatial and temporal aggregations, time series
Data Source(s)
European Space Agency (ESA)
Data Formats
raster (geotiff), raster tile (tile ID), time series (.csv, .xls, .json, .geojson)

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