Monday, May 19, 2014

Tasseled Cap Transformation for Landsat 8

The article "Derivation of a tasselled cap transformation based on Landsat 8 at-satellite reflectance" by Muhammad Hasan Ali Baig et al., which appeared in the most recent issue of Remote Sensing Letters, is currently available to be viewed by anyone interested in learning about newly developed tasseled cap transformation coefficients for Landsat 8 data. From the publication's abstract:
“The tasselled cap transformation (TCT) is a useful tool for compressing spectral data into a few  bands associated with physical scene characteristics with minimal information loss. TCT was originally evolved from the Landsat multi-spectral scanner (MSS) launched in 1972 and is widely adapted to modern sensors. In this study, we derived the TCT coefficients for the newly launched (2013) operational land imager (OLI) sensor on-board Landsat 8 for at-satellite reflectance.”

The article will be freely available through the end of the year and can be accessed by clicking here.


  1. Thanks Mr. Battaglia for posting this info here. I will be happy to discuss my article with anyone interested in it. Landsat is my beloved satellite. Hope in future, I will do some more concrete research based on Landsat data

  2. I'm very sad, the article is no longer available for free !!