Download a sample scene from Manaus, Brazil

Manaus is located in the Brazilian Amazon. The scene shows a part of the city and the meeting of the Solimões and Negro rivers to form the Amazon river.

This is a cropped version of a Landsat 9 scene from 2023/07/23, during the annual Amazon river floods.

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.24167235.v1 (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.