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Why are there gridlines on the SLC-off browse images?

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Why are there gridlines on the SLC-off browse images?

Answer:

The gridlines on the SLC-off browse gives a visual of the distribution of image effects caused by the Scan Line Corrector (SLC) failure.

Examples and details are located on the Landsat SLC-off Browse Image page.

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