Sensor: QuickBird

QuickBird

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Basic information

Name QuickBird
Full Name QuickBird
Bands 5
Spectrum [nm] 450-900
Spat.Res. [m] 0.6-2.4
Inclination 97.2
Orbit Height 450
Orbit Type sun-synchronous
Platform Earth Watch
Operator GeoEye
Date of Launch 2001-10-18
status
Comment
Usable for Indices yes
Description

Bands/Channels

Bands
zoom Bands

Nr. Name Start WL Middle WL End WL Sp.Rg. Spat. Res. Comment
1 panchromatic 450 675 900 450 0.6
2 blue 450 485 520 70 2.4
3 green 520 560 600 80 2.4
4 red 630 660 690 60 2.4
5 near infrared 760 830 900 140 2.4

Indices

Nr. Name Specific Formula Calculated Comment
1 Adjusted transformed soil-adjusted VI 1.22 ( near_infrared - 1.22 red - 0.03 ) near_infrared - 1.22 red - 0.03 Automatic
2 Ashburn Vegetation Index 2.0 near_infrared - red Automatic
3 Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index ( near_infrared - red - y ( red - blue ) red - blue ) near_infrared - red - y ( red - blue ) red - blue Automatic
4 Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index 2 -0.18 + 1.17 ( ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red ) ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
5 Blue-wide dynamic range vegetation index ( 0.1 near_infrared - blue ) 0.1 · near_infrared - blue Automatic
6 Canopy Chlorophyll Content Index ( ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red ) ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
7 Chlorophyll Green near_infrared green green Automatic
8 Chlorophyll Index Green near_infrared green - 1 Automatic
9 Chlorophyll IndexRedEdge near_infrared red - 1 Automatic
10 Chlorophyll Red-Edge near_infrared red red Automatic
11 Chlorophyll vegetation index near_infrared red green2 Automatic
12 Coloration Index ( red - blue ) red - blue Automatic
13 Corrected Transformed Vegetation Index ( ( ( red - green ) red - green ) ( red - green ) red - green ) ( ( red - green ) red - green ) ( red - green ) red - green Automatic
14 CRI550 blue ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
15 Difference 678/500 red - blue Automatic
16 Difference 800/550 near_infrared - green Automatic
17 Difference 800/680 near_infrared - red Automatic
18 Difference 833/658 near_infrared - red Automatic
19 Difference NIR/Green near_infrared - green Automatic
20 Differenced Vegetation Index MSS 2.4 near_infrared - red Automatic
21 Enhanced Vegetation Index 2.5 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
22 Enhanced Vegetation Index 2 2.5 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
23 Enhanced Vegetation Index 2 2.4 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
24 Ferric iron, Fe3+ red green Automatic
25 Global Environment Monitoring Index ( ( 2 ( near_infrared2 - red2 ) near_infrared2 - red2 ) 2 · ( near_infrared2 - red2 ) near_infrared2 - red2 ) ( 2 ( near_infrared2 - red2 ) near_infrared2 - red2 ) 2 · ( near_infrared2 - red2 ) near_infrared2 - red2 Automatic
26 Green atmospherically resistant vegetation index ( near_infrared - ( green - ( blue - red ) blue - red ) green - ( blue - red ) blue - red ) near_infrared - ( green - ( blue - red ) blue - red ) green - ( blue - red ) blue - red Automatic
27 Green leaf index ( 2 green - red - blue ) 2 · green - red - blue Automatic
28 Green Normalized Difference Vegetation Index ( near_infrared - green ) near_infrared - green Automatic
29 Green Optimized Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( near_infrared - green ) near_infrared - green Automatic
30 Green Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( near_infrared - green ) near_infrared - green Automatic
31 Green-Blue NDVI ( near_infrared - ( green + blue ) green + blue ) near_infrared - ( green + blue ) green + blue Automatic
32 Green-Red NDVI ( near_infrared - ( green + red ) green + red ) near_infrared - ( green + red ) green + red Automatic
33 Hue arctan ( ( 2 red - green - blue ) 2 · red - green - blue ) · red - green - blue Automatic
34 Ideal vegetation index ( near_infrared - b ) near_infrared - b Automatic
35 Infrared percentage vegetation index near_infrared near_infrared + red + red near_infrared + red + red Automatic
36 Intensity 1 30.5 30.5 Automatic
37 Inverse reflectance 550 green ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
38 Log Ratio log ( near_infrared red ) red Automatic
39 mCRIG ( blue ( -1 ) -1 ) blue ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
40 mCRIRE ( blue ( -1 ) -1 ) blue ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
41 Modified anthocyanin reflectance index ( green ( -1 ) -1 ) green ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
42 Modified Chlorophyll Absorption in Reflectance Index 1 1.2 ( 2.5 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red ) 2.5 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
43 Modified Chlorophyll Absorption in Reflectance Index 2 ( 1.5 ( 2.5 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red ) 2.5 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red ) 1.5 · ( 2.5 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red ) 2.5 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
44 Modified Simple Ratio 670,800 near_infrared red - 1 red - 1 Automatic
45 Modified Simple Ratio NIR/RED near_infrared red red red Automatic
46 Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( 2 near_infrared + 1 - ( 2 near_infrared + 1 ) 2 · near_infrared + 1 · near_infrared + 1 ) 2 · near_infrared + 1 - ( 2 near_infrared + 1 ) 2 · near_infrared + 1 · near_infrared + 1 Automatic
47 Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index hyper ( 0.5 ) 0.5 Automatic
48 Modified Triangular Vegetation Index 1 1.2 ( 1.2 ( near_infrared - green ) near_infrared - green ) 1.2 ( near_infrared - green ) near_infrared - green Automatic
49 Modified Triangular Vegetation Index 2 ( 1.5 ( 1.2 ( near_infrared - green ) near_infrared - green ) 1.2 ( near_infrared - green ) near_infrared - green ) 1.5 · ( 1.2 ( near_infrared - green ) near_infrared - green ) 1.2 ( near_infrared - green ) near_infrared - green Automatic
50 Nonlinear vegetation index ( near_infrared2 - red ) near_infrared2 - red Automatic
51 Norm G green near_infrared + red + green + red + green Automatic
52 Norm NIR near_infrared near_infrared + red + green + red + green Automatic
53 Norm R red near_infrared + red + green + red + green Automatic
54 Normalized Difference 550/450 ( green - blue ) green - blue Automatic
55 Normalized Difference 550/650 ( green - red ) green - red Automatic
56 Normalized Difference 682/553 ( red - green ) red - green Automatic
57 Normalized Difference 774/677 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
58 Normalized Difference 780/550 ( near_infrared - green ) near_infrared - green Automatic
59 Normalized Difference 782/666 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
60 Normalized Difference 790/670 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
61 Normalized Difference 800/470 ( near_infrared - blue ) near_infrared - blue Automatic
62 Normalized Difference 800/500 ( near_infrared - blue ) near_infrared - blue Automatic
63 Normalized Difference 800/550 ( near_infrared - green ) near_infrared - green Automatic
64 Normalized Difference 800/635 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
65 Normalized Difference 800/650 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
66 Normalized Difference 800/675 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
67 Normalized Difference 800/680 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
68 Normalized Difference 827/668 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
69 Normalized Difference 833/658 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
70 Normalized Difference 895/675 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
71 Normalized Difference 900/680 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
72 Normalized Difference Green/Red ( green - red ) green - red Automatic
73 Normalized Difference NIR/Blue ( near_infrared - blue ) near_infrared - blue Automatic
74 Normalized Difference NIR/Green ( near_infrared - green ) near_infrared - green Automatic
75 Normalized Difference NIR/Red ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
76 Normalized Difference NIR/Rededge ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
77 Normalized Difference Red/Green ( red - green ) red - green Automatic
78 Normalized Difference Vegetation Index 690-710 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
79 Optimized Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( 1 + 0.16 ) 1 + 0.16 Automatic
80 Pan NDVI ( near_infrared - ( green + red + blue ) green + red + blue ) near_infrared - ( green + red + blue ) green + red + blue Automatic
81 Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra A3 red near_infrared near_infrared Automatic
82 Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra A4 red near_infrared near_infrared Automatic
83 Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C1 near_infrared blue blue Automatic
84 Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C2 near_infrared blue blue Automatic
85 Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C3 near_infrared blue blue Automatic
86 Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C4 near_infrared blue blue Automatic
87 RDVI ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
88 RDVI2 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
89 Red-Blue NDVI ( near_infrared - ( red + blue ) red + blue ) near_infrared - ( red + blue ) red + blue Automatic
90 Reflectance at the inflexion point ( red + near_infrared ) red + near_infrared Automatic
91 Renormalized Difference Vegetation Index ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
92 Shape Index ( 2 red - green - blue ) 2 · red - green - blue Automatic
93 Simple Ratio 450/550 blue green Automatic
94 Simple Ratio 450/690 blue red Automatic
95 Simple Ratio 520/670 blue red Automatic
96 Simple Ratio 520/760 blue near_infrared Automatic
97 Simple Ratio 550/670 green red Automatic
98 Simple Ratio 550/680 green red Automatic
99 Simple Ratio 550/760 green near_infrared Automatic
100 Simple Ratio 550/800 green near_infrared Automatic
101 Simple Ratio 554/677 green red Automatic
102 Simple Ratio 560/658 green red Automatic
103 Simple Ratio 672/550 red green Automatic
104 Simple Ratio 674/553 red green Automatic
105 Simple Ratio 675/555 red green Automatic
106 Simple Ratio 683/510 red blue Automatic
107 Simple Ratio 760/500 near_infrared blue Automatic
108 Simple Ratio 774/677 near_infrared red Automatic
109 Simple Ratio 800/470 near_infrared blue Automatic
110 Simple Ratio 800/500 near_infrared blue Automatic
111 Simple Ratio 800/550 near_infrared green Automatic
112 Simple Ratio 800/600 near_infrared green Automatic
113 Simple Ratio 800/635 near_infrared red Automatic
114 Simple Ratio 800/650 near_infrared red Automatic
115 Simple Ratio 800/670 near_infrared red Automatic
116 Simple Ratio 800/675 near_infrared red Automatic
117 Simple Ratio 800/680 near_infrared red Automatic
118 Simple Ratio 801/550 near_infrared green Automatic
119 Simple Ratio 801/670 near_infrared red Automatic
120 Simple Ratio 810/560 near_infrared green Automatic
121 Simple Ratio 833/658 near_infrared red Automatic
122 Simple Ratio 860/550 near_infrared green Automatic
123 Simple Ratio 900/680 near_infrared red Automatic
124 Simple Ratio NIR/G near_infrared green Automatic
125 Simple Ratio NIR/RED near_infrared red Automatic
126 Simple Ratio NIR/Rededge near_infrared red Automatic
127 Simple Ratio Red/Blue red blue Automatic
128 Simple Ratio Red/Green red green Automatic
129 Simple Ratio Red/NIR red near_infrared Automatic
130 Single Band 460 blue Automatic
131 Single Band 470 blue Automatic
132 Single Band 495 blue Automatic
133 Single Band 550 green Automatic
134 Single Band 555 green Automatic
135 Single Band 635 red Automatic
136 Single Band 640 red Automatic
137 Single Band 655 red Automatic
138 Single Band 660 red Automatic
139 Single Band 670 red Automatic
140 Single Band 675 red Automatic
141 Single Band 680 red Automatic
142 Single Band 801 near_infrared Automatic
143 Single Band 850 near_infrared Automatic
144 Single Band 885 near_infrared Automatic
145 Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
146 Soil and Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index ( 1 + L ) 1 + L Automatic
147 Soil and Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index 2 2, 5 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
148 Soil and Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index 3 ( 1 + 0 ,5 ) 1 + 0 ,5 Automatic
149 Soil Background Line near_infrared - 2.4 red Automatic
150 Soil-adjusted vegetation index 2 near_infrared red + b a + b a Automatic
151 Spectral Polygon Vegetation Index 0.4 ( 3.7 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red ) 3.7 ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red Automatic
152 SQRT(IR/R) near_infrared red red Automatic
153 Structure Intensive Pigment Index 2 ( near_infrared - blue ) near_infrared - blue Automatic
154 Structure Intensive Pigment Index 3 ( near_infrared - blue ) near_infrared - blue Automatic
155 Transformed NDVI ( near_infrared - red ) near_infrared - red - red Automatic
156 Transformed Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( B ( near_infrared - B · red - A ) near_infrared - B · red - A ) B ( near_infrared - B · red - A ) near_infrared - B · red - A Automatic
157 Transformed Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index 2 ( a · near_infrared - a · red - b ) a · near_infrared - a · red - b Automatic
158 Transformed Vegetation Index ( ( ( red - green ) red - green ) ( red - green ) red - green ) ( ( red - green ) red - green ) ( red - green ) red - green - green Automatic
159 Visible Atmospherically Resistant Index Green ( green - red ) green - red Automatic
160 Weighted Difference Vegetation Index near_infrared - a · red Automatic
161 Wide Dynamic Range Vegetation Index ( 0.1 near_infrared - red ) 0.1 · near_infrared - red Automatic

Applications

Nr. Name
1 Agriculture
2 Agriculture - Crop parameters
3 Agriculture - Crop yield
4 Agriculture - Land management
5 Agriculture - Precision Crop Management
6 Forestry
7 Forestry - Boreal
8 Geology
9 Hyperspectral remote sensing - Red-edge position
10 Metal
11 Metal - Heavy metal contamination
12 Metal - Iron
13 Soil
14 Vegetation
15 Vegetation - Biomass
16 Vegetation - Cellulose
17 Vegetation - Chlorophyll
18 Vegetation - LAI
19 Vegetation - Lignin
20 Vegetation - PAR
21 Vegetation - Starch
22 Vegetation - Stress
23 Vegetation - Vitality
24 Vegetation - Water
25 Vegetation - Water stress

References

Nr. Author/Title Year Comment
1 Aplin, P. - On scales and dynamics in observing the environment 2006
2 Herrmann, I.; Pimstein, A.; Karnieli, A.; Cohen, Y.; Alchanatis, V.; Bonfil, D. J. - LAI assessment of wheat and potato crops by VENÁS and Sentinel-2 bands 2011
3 Lee, W. S.; Alchanatis, V.; Yang, C.; Hirafuji, M.; Moshou, D.; Li, C. - Sensing technologies for precision specialty crop production 2010
4 Moran, M. S.; Inoue, Y.; Barnes, E. M. - Opportunities and limitations for image-based remote sensing in precision crop management 1997
5 Wu, Jindong; Wang, Dong; Bauer, Marvin E. - Assessing broadband vegetation indices and QuickBird data in estimating leaf area index of corn and potato canopies 2007
6 Yang, Chenghai; Everitt, James H.; Bradford, Joe M. - Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery and Yield Monitor Data for Mapping Cotton Yield Variability 2004

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Visualisation of Indices

Sensor:

Indices:

Adjusted transformed soil-adjusted VI

Ashburn Vegetation Index

Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index

Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index 2

Blue-wide dynamic range vegetation index

Canopy Chlorophyll Content Index

Chlorophyll Green

Chlorophyll Index Green

Chlorophyll IndexRedEdge

Chlorophyll Red-Edge

Chlorophyll vegetation index

Coloration Index

Corrected Transformed Vegetation Index

CRI550

Difference 678/500

Difference 800/550

Difference 800/680

Difference 833/658

Difference NIR/Green

Differenced Vegetation Index MSS

Enhanced Vegetation Index

Enhanced Vegetation Index 2

Enhanced Vegetation Index 2

Ferric iron, Fe3+

Global Environment Monitoring Index

Green atmospherically resistant vegetation index

Green leaf index

Green Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

Green Optimized Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index

Green Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index

Green-Blue NDVI

Green-Red NDVI

Hue

Ideal vegetation index

Infrared percentage vegetation index

Intensity

Inverse reflectance 550

Log Ratio

mCRIG

mCRIRE

Modified anthocyanin reflectance index

Modified Chlorophyll Absorption in Reflectance Index 1

Modified Chlorophyll Absorption in Reflectance Index 2

Modified Simple Ratio 670,800

Modified Simple Ratio NIR/RED

Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index

Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index hyper

Modified Triangular Vegetation Index 1

Modified Triangular Vegetation Index 2

Nonlinear vegetation index

Norm G

Norm NIR

Norm R

Normalized Difference 550/450

Normalized Difference 550/650

Normalized Difference 682/553

Normalized Difference 774/677

Normalized Difference 780/550

Normalized Difference 782/666

Normalized Difference 790/670

Normalized Difference 800/470

Normalized Difference 800/500

Normalized Difference 800/550

Normalized Difference 800/635

Normalized Difference 800/650

Normalized Difference 800/675

Normalized Difference 800/680

Normalized Difference 827/668

Normalized Difference 833/658

Normalized Difference 895/675

Normalized Difference 900/680

Normalized Difference Green/Red

Normalized Difference NIR/Blue

Normalized Difference NIR/Green

Normalized Difference NIR/Red

Normalized Difference NIR/Rededge

Normalized Difference Red/Green

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index 690-710

Optimized Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index

Pan NDVI

Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra A3

Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra A4

Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C1

Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C2

Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C3

Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C4

RDVI

RDVI2

Red-Blue NDVI

Reflectance at the inflexion point

Renormalized Difference Vegetation Index

Shape Index

Simple Ratio 450/550

Simple Ratio 450/690

Simple Ratio 520/670

Simple Ratio 520/760

Simple Ratio 550/670

Simple Ratio 550/680

Simple Ratio 550/760

Simple Ratio 550/800

Simple Ratio 554/677

Simple Ratio 560/658

Simple Ratio 672/550

Simple Ratio 674/553

Simple Ratio 675/555

Simple Ratio 683/510

Simple Ratio 760/500

Simple Ratio 774/677

Simple Ratio 800/470

Simple Ratio 800/500

Simple Ratio 800/550

Simple Ratio 800/600

Simple Ratio 800/635

Simple Ratio 800/650

Simple Ratio 800/670

Simple Ratio 800/675

Simple Ratio 800/680

Simple Ratio 801/550

Simple Ratio 801/670

Simple Ratio 810/560

Simple Ratio 833/658

Simple Ratio 860/550

Simple Ratio 900/680

Simple Ratio NIR/G

Simple Ratio NIR/RED

Simple Ratio NIR/Rededge

Simple Ratio Red/Blue

Simple Ratio Red/Green

Simple Ratio Red/NIR

Single Band 460

Single Band 470

Single Band 495

Single Band 550

Single Band 555

Single Band 635

Single Band 640

Single Band 655

Single Band 660

Single Band 670

Single Band 675

Single Band 680

Single Band 801

Single Band 850

Single Band 885

Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index

Soil and Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index

Soil and Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index 2

Soil and Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index 3

Soil Background Line

Soil-adjusted vegetation index 2

Spectral Polygon Vegetation Index

SQRT(IR/R)

Structure Intensive Pigment Index 2

Structure Intensive Pigment Index 3

Transformed NDVI

Transformed Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index

Transformed Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index 2

Transformed Vegetation Index

Visible Atmospherically Resistant Index Green

Weighted Difference Vegetation Index

Wide Dynamic Range Vegetation Index

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