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Table 2 Technical data of selected spectral bands used in the research for the Landsat 5 satellite TM (Thematic Mapper) and Landsat 8 satellite OLI (Operational Land Imager) sensors, with resolution of 30 m

From: A combined change detection procedure to study desertification using opensource tools

  Landsat 5 TM Landsat 8 ETM+
Denomination band# range (μm) band# range (μm)
Blue 1 0.45 – 0.51 2 0.45 – 0.52
Green 2 0.52 – 0.60 3 0.53 – 0.59
Red 3 0.63 – 0.69 4 0.64 – 0.67
Near Infrared - NIR 4 0.76 – 0.90 5 0.85 – 0.88
Shortwave Infrared – SWIR1 5 1.55 – 1.75 6 1.57 – 1.65
Shortwave Infrared – SWIR2 7 2.08 – 2.35 7 2.11 – 2.29