An interesting blog post on user experience with basic analysis of Sentinel-2A data using ESA’s SNAP open-source toolbox.
First, some pretty pictures
Dublin, Ireland on 8 December 2015
Operational ESA Sentinel-2A data recently became available for public download from the Sentinels Scientific Data Hub. I managed after several attempts to download a 3.2 GB sized zip file containing data from Tuesday, 8 December 2015. After extracting the zip file, I opened the data using ESA SNAP 2.0 with the Sentinel-2 Toolbox. After selecting true colour bands at 10 meter resolution and some minor processing, I produced a lovely image of Dublin, Ireland and its surroundings- urban areas, farms, upland bogs, clouds at different altitudes as judged by the distance to their shadows, and suspended sediments and humic and tannic acids in the Irish Sea.
Drogheda, Ireland on 2015
In the image above of Drogheda, we can clearly see plumes of humic and tannic acids (dark brown in colour) emptying from the River Boyne into the Irish Sea, accompanied by suspended…
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