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Why do some Landsat browse images appear pixilated?

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Why do some Landsat browse images appear pixilated?

Answer:

This is an artifact of the browse generation process and is common for scenes that are located over flat, low-contrast areas, such as water, sand, and snow. The actual data will not appear this way.

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