Download a sample scene from before the Brumadinho tailings dam disaster

This is a cropped version of a Landsat 8 scene from 2019/01/14. It was taken before the Brumadinho tailings dam in Brazil collapsed, flooding a whole region.

The scene was downloaded from USGS Earth Explorer. Original data are in the public domain and are redistributed here in accordance with the Landsat Data Distribution Policy.

Source: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.21665630 (CC0)


untar (bool) – If True, unpack the tar archive after downloading and return a path to the folder containing the unpacked files instead. Default is False.


path (str) – The path to the downloaded .tar file that contains the scene.