Landsat MSS (Multi Spectral Scanner)

Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS)
Landsat MSS 1, 2, 3 Spectral Bands Landsat MSS 4, 5 Spectral Bands Wavelength Useful for mapping
      None of the MSS sensors had a blue band, so they cannot supply true color
Bands 1-3 on the early Landsats were the RBV blue/gree/red, but those were rarely used
Band 4 - green Band 1 - green 0.5-0.6 Sediment-laden water, delineates areas of shallow water
Band 5 - red Band 2 - red 0.6-0.7 Cultural features
Band 6 - Near Infrared Band 3 - Near Infrared 0.7-0.8 Vegetation boundary between land and water, and landforms
Band 7 - Near Infrared Band 4 - Near Infrared 0.8-1.1 Penetrates atmospheric haze best, emphasizes vegetation, boundary between land and water, and landforms
Band  8 - Thermal infrared   10.4-12.6 Landsat 3 only

Last revision 1/16/2022