Sensor: SeaWiFS

SeaWiFS

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Basic information

Name SeaWiFS
Full Name Sea-viewing Wide Field of view Sensor
Bands 8
Spectrum [nm] 412-905
Spat.Res. [m] 0-0
Inclination 0
Orbit Height 705
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous circular polar
Platform SeaStar/OrbView-2
Operator GeoEye
Date of Launch 1999-08-01
status Out of service
Comment OrbView-2: Date of launch: 1 August 1997
Usable for Indices yes
Description

Bands/Channels

Bands
zoom Bands

Nr. Name Start WL Middle WL End WL Sp.Rg. Spat. Res. Comment
1 412 422 432 20 0 Dissolved organic matter (violet absorption)
2 443 453 463 20 0 Chlorophyll (blue absorption)
3 490 500 510 20 0 Chlorophyll (blue / green absorption)
4 510 520 530 20 0 Chlorophyll (green absorption)
5 555 565 575 20 0 Chlorophyll (green reflection)
6 670 680 690 20 0 Atmospheric aerosols
7 765 785 805 40 0 Atmospheric aerosols
8 865 885 905 40 0 Atmospheric aerosols

Indices

Nr. Name Specific Formula Calculated Comment
1 Adjusted transformed soil-adjusted VI 1.22 ( 8 - 1.22 6 - 0.03 ) 8 - 1.22 6 - 0.03 Automatic
2 Ashburn Vegetation Index 2.0 8 - 6 Automatic
3 Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index ( 8 - 6 - y ( 6 - 2 ) 6 - 2 ) 8 - 6 - y ( 6 - 2 ) 6 - 2 Automatic
4 Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index 2 -0.18 + 1.17 ( ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 ) ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 Automatic
5 Blue-wide dynamic range vegetation index ( 0.1 8 - 2 ) 0.1 · 8 - 2 Automatic
6 Canopy Chlorophyll Content Index ( ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 ) ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 Automatic
7 Chlorophyll Green 7 5 5 Automatic
8 Chlorophyll Index Green 8 4 - 1 Automatic
9 Chlorophyll IndexRedEdge 8 6 - 1 Automatic
10 Chlorophyll Red-Edge 7 6 6 Automatic
11 Chlorophyll vegetation index 8 6 42 Automatic
12 Coloration Index ( 6 - 2 ) 6 - 2 Automatic
13 Corrected Transformed Vegetation Index ( ( ( 6 - 4 ) 6 - 4 ) ( 6 - 4 ) 6 - 4 ) ( ( 6 - 4 ) 6 - 4 ) ( 6 - 4 ) 6 - 4 Automatic
14 Difference 678/500 6 - 3 Automatic
15 Difference 800/680 7 - 6 Automatic
16 Difference NIR/Green 8 - 4 Automatic
17 Differenced Vegetation Index MSS 2.4 8 - 6 Automatic
18 Enhanced Vegetation Index 2.5 ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 Automatic
19 Enhanced Vegetation Index 2 2.5 ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 Automatic
20 Enhanced Vegetation Index 2 2.4 ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 Automatic
21 Ferric iron, Fe3+ 6 5 Automatic
22 Global Environment Monitoring Index ( ( 2 ( 82 - 62 ) 82 - 62 ) 2 · ( 82 - 62 ) 82 - 62 ) ( 2 ( 82 - 62 ) 82 - 62 ) 2 · ( 82 - 62 ) 82 - 62 Automatic
23 Green atmospherically resistant vegetation index ( 8 - ( 4 - ( 2 - 6 ) 2 - 6 ) 4 - ( 2 - 6 ) 2 - 6 ) 8 - ( 4 - ( 2 - 6 ) 2 - 6 ) 4 - ( 2 - 6 ) 2 - 6 Automatic
24 Green leaf index ( 2 4 - 6 - 2 ) 2 · 4 - 6 - 2 Automatic
25 Green Normalized Difference Vegetation Index ( 8 - 5 ) 8 - 5 Automatic
26 Green Optimized Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( 8 - 4 ) 8 - 4 Automatic
27 Green Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( 8 - 4 ) 8 - 4 Automatic
28 Green-Blue NDVI ( 8 - ( 4 + 2 ) 4 + 2 ) 8 - ( 4 + 2 ) 4 + 2 Automatic
29 Green-Red NDVI ( 8 - ( 4 + 6 ) 4 + 6 ) 8 - ( 4 + 6 ) 4 + 6 Automatic
30 Hue arctan ( ( 2 6 - 4 - 2 ) 2 · 6 - 4 - 2 ) · 6 - 4 - 2 Automatic
31 Ideal vegetation index ( 8 - b ) 8 - b Automatic
32 Infrared percentage vegetation index 8 8 + 6 + 6 8 + 6 + 6 Automatic
33 Intensity 1 30.5 30.5 Automatic
34 Log Ratio log ( 8 6 ) 6 Automatic
35 mCRIG ( 4 ( -1 ) -1 ) 4 ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
36 mCRIRE ( 4 ( -1 ) -1 ) 4 ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
37 Misra Green Vegetation Index -0.386 5 - 0.530 6 + 0.535 7 + 0.532 8 Automatic
38 Misra Non Such Index 0.404 5 - 0.039 6 - 0.505 7 + 0.762 8 Automatic
39 Misra Soil Brightness Index 0.406 5 + 0.600 6 + 0.645 7 + 0.243 8 Automatic
40 Misra Yellow Vegetation Index 0.723 5 - 0.597 6 + 0.206 7 - 0.278 8 Automatic
41 mND680 ( 7 - 6 ) 7 - 6 Automatic
42 Modified anthocyanin reflectance index ( 5 ( -1 ) -1 ) 5 ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
43 Modified NDVI ( 7 - 6 ) 7 - 6 Automatic
44 Modified Simple Ratio ( 7 - 2 ) 7 - 2 Automatic
45 Modified Simple Ratio 670,800 7 6 - 1 6 - 1 Automatic
46 Modified Simple Ratio NIR/RED 8 6 6 6 Automatic
47 Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( 2 8 + 1 - ( 2 8 + 1 ) 2 · 8 + 1 · 8 + 1 ) 2 · 8 + 1 - ( 2 8 + 1 ) 2 · 8 + 1 · 8 + 1 Automatic
48 Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index hyper ( 0.5 ) 0.5 Automatic
49 Nonlinear vegetation index ( 82 - 6 ) 82 - 6 Automatic
50 Norm G 4 8 + 6 + 4 + 6 + 4 Automatic
51 Norm NIR 8 8 + 6 + 4 + 6 + 4 Automatic
52 Norm R 6 8 + 6 + 4 + 6 + 4 Automatic
53 Normalized Difference 528/587 ( 4 - 5 ) 4 - 5 Automatic
54 Normalized Difference 680/430 ( 6 - 1 ) 6 - 1 Automatic
55 Normalized Difference 774/677 ( 7 - 6 ) 7 - 6 Automatic
56 Normalized Difference 790/670 ( 7 - 6 ) 7 - 6 Automatic
57 Normalized Difference 800/500 ( 7 - 3 ) 7 - 3 Automatic
58 Normalized Difference 800/675 ( 7 - 6 ) 7 - 6 Automatic
59 Normalized Difference 800/680 ( 7 - 6 ) 7 - 6 Automatic
60 Normalized Difference 895/675 ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 Automatic
61 Normalized Difference 900/680 ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 Automatic
62 Normalized Difference Green/Red ( 4 - 6 ) 4 - 6 Automatic
63 Normalized Difference NIR/Blue ( 8 - 2 ) 8 - 2 Automatic
64 Normalized Difference NIR/Green ( 8 - 4 ) 8 - 4 Automatic
65 Normalized Difference NIR/Red ( 7 - 6 ) 7 - 6 Automatic
66 Normalized Difference NIR/Rededge ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 Automatic
67 Normalized Difference Red/Green ( 6 - 4 ) 6 - 4 Automatic
68 Normalized Difference Vegetation Index 690-710 ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 Automatic
69 Optimized Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( 1 + 0.16 ) 1 + 0.16 Automatic
70 Pan NDVI ( 8 - ( 4 + 6 + 2 ) 4 + 6 + 2 ) 8 - ( 4 + 6 + 2 ) 4 + 6 + 2 Automatic
71 Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra A3 6 7 7 Automatic
72 Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra A4 6 7 7 Automatic
73 Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C3 7 3 3 Automatic
74 RDVI ( 7 - 6 ) 7 - 6 Automatic
75 Red-Blue NDVI ( 8 - ( 6 + 2 ) 6 + 2 ) 8 - ( 6 + 2 ) 6 + 2 Automatic
76 Reflectance at the inflexion point ( 6 + 7 ) 6 + 7 Automatic
77 Renormalized Difference Vegetation Index ( 7 - 6 ) 7 - 6 Automatic
78 Shape Index ( 2 6 - 4 - 2 ) 2 · 6 - 4 - 2 Automatic
79 Simple Ratio 430/680 1 6 Automatic
80 Simple Ratio 450/690 2 6 Automatic
81 Simple Ratio 520/420 4 1 Automatic
82 Simple Ratio 520/670 4 6 Automatic
83 Simple Ratio 675/555 6 5 Automatic
84 Simple Ratio 683/510 6 3 Automatic
85 Simple Ratio 774/677 7 6 Automatic
86 Simple Ratio 800/500 7 3 Automatic
87 Simple Ratio 800/670 7 6 Automatic
88 Simple Ratio 800/675 7 6 Automatic
89 Simple Ratio 800/680 7 6 Automatic
90 Simple Ratio 801/670 7 6 Automatic
91 Simple Ratio 900/680 8 6 Automatic
92 Simple Ratio NIR/G 8 4 Automatic
93 Simple Ratio NIR/RED 8 6 Automatic
94 Simple Ratio NIR/Rededge 8 6 Automatic
95 Simple Ratio Pigment Index 1 6 Automatic
96 Simple Ratio Red/Blue 6 2 Automatic
97 Simple Ratio Red/Green 6 4 Automatic
98 Simple Ratio Red/NIR 6 8 Automatic
99 Single Band 430 1 Automatic
100 Single Band 460 2 Automatic
101 Single Band 495 3 Automatic
102 Single Band 555 5 Automatic
103 Single Band 670 6 Automatic
104 Single Band 675 6 Automatic
105 Single Band 680 6 Automatic
106 Single Band 801 7 Automatic
107 Single Band 885 8 Automatic
108 Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( 7 - 6 ) 7 - 6 Automatic
109 Soil and Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index ( 1 + L ) 1 + L Automatic
110 Soil and Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index 2 2, 5 ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 Automatic
111 Soil Background Line 8 - 2.4 6 Automatic
112 Soil-adjusted vegetation index 2 8 6 + b a + b a Automatic
113 Spectral Polygon Vegetation Index 0.4 ( 3.7 ( 7 - 6 ) 7 - 6 ) 3.7 ( 7 - 6 ) 7 - 6 Automatic
114 SQRT(IR/R) 8 6 6 Automatic
115 Structure Intensive Pigment Index 1 ( 7 - 2 ) 7 - 2 Automatic
116 Structure Intensive Pigment Index 2 ( 7 - 3 ) 7 - 3 Automatic
117 Tasselled Cap - Green Vegetation Index MSS -0.283 5 - 0.660 6 + 0.577 7 + 0.388 8 Automatic
118 Tasselled Cap - Non Such Index MSS -0.016 5 + 0.131 6 - 0.425 7 + 0.882 8 Automatic
119 Tasselled Cap - Soil Brightness Index MSS 0.332 5 + 0.603 6 + 0.675 7 + 0.262 8 Automatic
120 Tasselled Cap - Yellow Vegetation Index MSS -0.899 5 + 0.428 6 + 0.076 7 - 0.041 8 Automatic
121 Transformed NDVI ( 8 - 6 ) 8 - 6 - 6 Automatic
122 Transformed Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( B ( 8 - B · 6 - A ) 8 - B · 6 - A ) B ( 8 - B · 6 - A ) 8 - B · 6 - A Automatic
123 Transformed Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index 2 ( a · 8 - a · 6 - b ) a · 8 - a · 6 - b Automatic
124 Transformed Vegetation Index ( ( ( 6 - 4 ) 6 - 4 ) ( 6 - 4 ) 6 - 4 ) ( ( 6 - 4 ) 6 - 4 ) ( 6 - 4 ) 6 - 4 - 4 Automatic
125 Visible Atmospherically Resistant Index Green ( 5 - 6 ) 5 - 6 Automatic
126 Weighted Difference Vegetation Index 8 - a · 6 Automatic
127 Wide Dynamic Range Vegetation Index ( 0.1 8 - 6 ) 0.1 · 8 - 6 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

References

Nr. Author/Title Year Comment
1 Aplin, P. - On scales and dynamics in observing the environment 2006
2 Gitelson, Anatoly A.; Kaufman, Yoram J.; Merzlyak, Mark N. - Use of a green channel in remote sensing of global vegetation from EOS-MODIS 1996
3 Gitelson, Anatoly A.; Merzlyak, Mark N.; Zur, Y.; Stark, R.; Gritz, U. - Non-destructive and remote sensing techniques for estimation of vegetation status 2001
4 Zarco-Tejada P.J.; Sepulcre-Cantó, G. - REMOTE SENSING OF VEGETATION BIOPHYSICAL PARAMETERS FOR DETECTING STRESS CONDITION AND LAND COVER CHANGES 2007

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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

Difference 678/500

Difference 800/680

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

Log Ratio

mCRIG

mCRIRE

Misra Green Vegetation Index

Misra Non Such Index

Misra Soil Brightness Index

Misra Yellow Vegetation Index

mND680

Modified anthocyanin reflectance index

Modified NDVI

Modified Simple Ratio

Modified Simple Ratio 670,800

Modified Simple Ratio NIR/RED

Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index

Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index hyper

Nonlinear vegetation index

Norm G

Norm NIR

Norm R

Normalized Difference 528/587

Normalized Difference 680/430

Normalized Difference 774/677

Normalized Difference 790/670

Normalized Difference 800/500

Normalized Difference 800/675

Normalized Difference 800/680

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 C3

RDVI

Red-Blue NDVI

Reflectance at the inflexion point

Renormalized Difference Vegetation Index

Shape Index

Simple Ratio 430/680

Simple Ratio 450/690

Simple Ratio 520/420

Simple Ratio 520/670

Simple Ratio 675/555

Simple Ratio 683/510

Simple Ratio 774/677

Simple Ratio 800/500

Simple Ratio 800/670

Simple Ratio 800/675

Simple Ratio 800/680

Simple Ratio 801/670

Simple Ratio 900/680

Simple Ratio NIR/G

Simple Ratio NIR/RED

Simple Ratio NIR/Rededge

Simple Ratio Pigment Index

Simple Ratio Red/Blue

Simple Ratio Red/Green

Simple Ratio Red/NIR

Single Band 430

Single Band 460

Single Band 495

Single Band 555

Single Band 670

Single Band 675

Single Band 680

Single Band 801

Single Band 885

Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index

Soil and Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index

Soil and Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index 2

Soil Background Line

Soil-adjusted vegetation index 2

Spectral Polygon Vegetation Index

SQRT(IR/R)

Structure Intensive Pigment Index 1

Structure Intensive Pigment Index 2

Tasselled Cap - Green Vegetation Index MSS

Tasselled Cap - Non Such Index MSS

Tasselled Cap - Soil Brightness Index MSS

Tasselled Cap - Yellow Vegetation Index MSS

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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