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I would like to stack all Landsat 8 images from a certain time frame in Google Earth Engine by adding the blue band from each image as a separate band and exporting as a single image.

How would I go about this? I am able to load the collection in, but am unsure what to do next.

// Load Landsat 8 ImageCollection for area.
var collection=ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/LC08/C01/T1_TOA')
  .filterDate('2015-01-01','2015-12-31')
  .filterBounds(AOI).select('B2'); 
print('Landsat: ', collection);
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  • As far as I know, images are 'stacked' already in var collection, you should be more specific. I recommend first reading developers.google.com/earth-engine Commented Feb 19, 2018 at 15:17
  • Thanks for replying - I want to export the stack to my drive. I don't want to undergo any analysis, only to download all imagery for 2015. Commented Feb 19, 2018 at 15:51

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If you are using the Code Editor (most likely), you can use a function found here. Take in consideration that it will require you to 'Run' every single task manually. It would be something like:

var ExportCol = function(col, folder, scale, type,
                         nimg, maxPixels, region) {
    type = type || "float";
    nimg = nimg || 500;
    scale = scale || 1000;
    maxPixels = maxPixels || 1e10;

    var colList = col.toList(nimg);
    var n = colList.size().getInfo();

    for (var i = 0; i < n; i++) {
      var img = ee.Image(colList.get(i));
      var id = img.id().getInfo();
      region = region || img.geometry().bounds().getInfo()["coordinates"];

      var imgtype = {"float":img.toFloat(), 
                     "byte":img.toByte(), 
                     "int":img.toInt(),
                     "double":img.toDouble()
                    }

      Export.image.toDrive({
        image:imgtype[type],
        description: id,
        folder: folder,
        fileNamePrefix: id,
        region: region,
        scale: scale,
        maxPixels: maxPixels})
    }
  }

// Load Landsat 8 ImageCollection for area.
var collection=ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/LC08/C01/T1_TOA')
  .filterDate('2015-01-01','2015-02-28')
  .filterBounds(AOI).select('B2'); 
print('Landsat: ', collection);

ExportCol(collection, 'CHOOSE_A_FOLDER', 30)

It will download the entire images (all scene), not just the AOI, if you want only the AOI change the las line with:

ExportCol(collection, 'CHOOSE_A_FOLDER', 30, 'float', 500, 1e10, AOI) 

Otherwhise, if you use the Python API you can do it automatically, but the code of course would be different.

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  • Thank you Rodrigo, that's exactly what I was looking for Commented Feb 19, 2018 at 17:44

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