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Sentinel-2 mosaic of Svalbard

Sentinel-2 mosaic of Svalbard

This Sentinel-2 mosaic of Svalbard shows the archipelago of Svalbard in the far north of Europe. The image gives a realistic up-to-date visual color impression of the area as it appears during summer, with the islands of Spitzbergen, Nordaustlandet, Kvitøya, Edgeøya and Hopen as well as numerous smaller islands around. It also includes Bear Island as a separate image.

Sentinel-2 mosaic of Svalbard - Bear Island

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 2016 summer season, in small parts supplemented with Landsat 8 data from 2014 to 2016.

Key properties

  • Visible color mosaic of Svalbard
  • 10m base resolution, total size 52500×52500 pixel (plus 7000×7000 for Bear Island)
  • Based on Copernicus Sentinel-2 imagery from the 2016 summer, ~1-2 percent from Landsat 8
  • Ocean color further away from the coast 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 Svalbard sample: Longyearbyen Sentinel-2 mosaic of Svalbard sample: Ekmanfjorden Sentinel-2 mosaic of Svalbard sample: Ny-Ålesund Sentinel-2 mosaic of Svalbard sample: Van Mijenfjorden north coast Sentinel-2 mosaic of Svalbard sample: South end of Spitsbergen Sentinel-2 mosaic of Svalbard sample: Edgeøya Sentinel-2 mosaic of Svalbard sample: Nordaustlandet

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