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This is a Landsat MultiSpectral Scanner (MSS) image of Kauai, taken in 1978 from the Landsat 3 spacecraft. This instrument differs from the subsequent Landsat Thematic Mapper sensor in that it had a resolution of 80 m/pixel. However, this is a rare cloud-free view of Kauai, so that there is historical value in the image, particularly because it was taken before hurricanes Iwa (1982) and Iniki (1992) hit the island.

Copyright by P. Mouginis-Mark