TeachMeFinance.com - explain Multispectral Scanner (MSS)
Multispectral Scanner (MSS) The term 'Multispectral Scanner (MSS)' as it applies to the area of Earth observation can be defined as ' A line-scanning instrument flown on Landsat satellites that continually scans the Earth in a 185 km. (100 nautical miles) swath. On Landsats 1, 2, 4, and 5, the MSS had four spectral bands in the visible and near-infrared with an IFOV of 80 meters. Landsat-3 had a fifth band in the thermal infrared with an IFOV of 240 meters'.
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