Worldview Image of the Week

Mount Taranaki, New Zealand

Image captured on 28 April 2022 by the MSI instrument aboard the European Space Agency's (ESA) Sentinel-2A and -2B satellites.


True-color image of Mount Taranaki in New Zealand. This image was acquired on 28 April 2022 by the Multi-Spectral Instrument (MSI), aboard the European Space Agency's Sentinel-2A and -2B satellites. Mount Taranaki is a dormant stratovolcano. Visible in the imagery is a protected area, in dark green, around the summit. Egmont National Park is a mostly circular area with a radius of 6 miles from the summit and includes older volcanic remnants of Pouakai and Kaitake. Beyond the boundaries of the park are intensively farmed dairy pastures.

The imagery available in NASA's Worldview is part of the Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) project which provides 30 meter resolution true-color surface reflectance imagery from the Operational Land Imager (OLI) instrument aboard the joint NASA/USGS Landsat 8 satellite, and the Multi-Spectral Instrument (MSI) aboard ESA's Sentinel-2A and -2B satellites. The data from the two instruments aboard the three satellites are processed through a set of algorithms to make the imagery consistent and comparable across the instruments. This includes atmospheric correction, cloud and cloud-shadow masking, spatial co-registration and common gridding, illumination and view angle normalization, and spectral bandpass adjustment.

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Dataset doi:10.5067/HLS/HLSS30.002

Last Updated
May 19, 2022