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How does data from Sentinel-2A’s MultiSpectral Instrument compare to Landsat data?

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How does data from Sentinel-2A’s MultiSpectral Instrument compare to Landsat data?

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The Sentinel-2A MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) data has spectral bands very similar to Landsat 8 (excluding the thermal bands of Landsat 8’s Thermal Infrared Sensor). Details about the comparisons can be found on the USGS EROS Sentinel 2 Web page.

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