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Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa

Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa

This Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa shows the southmost part of the African continent covering most of South Africa, Lesotho and the southern part of Namibia. The image gives a realistic up-to-date visual color impression of the area as it appears during the southern hemisphere summer, with most source data from a period of December to early April.

This Sentinel-2 mosaic can be considered a higher resolution supplement to the Green Marble and similarly it represents the surface color with compensation for the effects of the atmosphere.

The mosaic features seamless coverage of the ocean using the Green Marble mosaic for areas further from the coast without Sentinel-2 coverage.

Source data is mostly Copernicus Sentinel-2 imagery from the 2015/2016 summer season, in small parts supplemented with Landsat 8 data from the same timespan.

Key properties

  • Visible color mosaic of southern Africa
  • 10m base resolution, total size 179500×107000 pixel
  • Based on Copernicus Sentinel-2 imagery from the 2015/2016 summer, ~1-2 percent from Landsat 8
  • Ocean color based on Green Marble
  • Shows atmosphere compensated surface color, available either as linear surface reflectance values or tone mapped for direct display
  • Assembled in UTM zone 34, processed using proj4 +etmerc algorithms for improved accuracy far away from the central meridian, can be made available in other projections.

Sample gallery

Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa sample: Capetown Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa sample: Dunes at the southern coast Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa sample: Johannesburg Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa sample: Klerksdrop Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa sample: Kimberley Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa sample: Orange River near Upington Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa sample: Southeastern Namibia Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa sample: Namibian coast Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa sample: Mountains south of Vanrhynsdorp Sentinel-2 mosaic of southern Africa sample: Giants Castle, Drakensberg

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last updated Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:12