Sensor: MERSI

MERSI

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Basic information

Name MERSI
Full Name Medium Resolution Spectral Imager
Bands 20
Spectrum [nm] 402-12750
Spat.Res. [m] 250-1000
Inclination 0
Orbit Height 836.4
Orbit Type sunsynchronous polar-orbit
Platform Chinese FengYun-3 (FY-3A)
Operator China
Date of Launch 2008-06-00
status
Comment
Usable for Indices yes
Description

Bands/Channels

Bands
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Nr. Name Start WL Middle WL End WL Sp.Rg. Spat. Res. Comment
1 445 470 495 50 250
2 525 550 575 50 250
3 625 650 675 50 250
4 840 865 890 50 250
5 10250 11500 12750 2500 250
6 402 412 422 20 1000
7 433 443 453 20 1000
8 480 490 500 20 1000
9 510 520 530 20 1000
10 555 565 575 20 1000
11 640 650 660 20 1000
12 675 685 695 20 1000
13 755 765 775 20 1000
14 855 865 875 20 1000
15 895 905 915 20 1000
16 930 940 950 20 1000
17 970 980 990 20 1000
18 1020 1030 1040 20 1000
19 1615 1640 1665 50 1000
20 2105 2130 2155 50 1000

Indices

Nr. Name Specific Formula Calculated Comment
1 Adjusted transformed soil-adjusted VI 1.22 ( 18 - 1.22 12 - 0.03 ) 18 - 1.22 12 - 0.03 Automatic
2 Alteration 19 20 Automatic
3 Ashburn Vegetation Index 2.0 16 - 3 Automatic
4 Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index ( 18 - 12 - y ( 12 - 7 ) 12 - 7 ) 18 - 12 - y ( 12 - 7 ) 12 - 7 Automatic
5 Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index 2 -0.18 + 1.17 ( ( 18 - 12 ) 18 - 12 ) ( 18 - 12 ) 18 - 12 Automatic
6 Blue-wide dynamic range vegetation index ( 0.1 18 - 7 ) 0.1 · 18 - 7 Automatic
7 Canopy Chlorophyll Content Index ( ( 18 - 12 ) 18 - 12 ) ( 18 - 12 ) 18 - 12 Automatic
8 Chlorophyll Green 13 2 2 Automatic
9 Chlorophyll Index Green 18 9 - 1 Automatic
10 Chlorophyll IndexRedEdge 18 12 - 1 Automatic
11 Chlorophyll Red-Edge 13 12 12 Automatic
12 Chlorophyll vegetation index 18 12 92 Automatic
13 Coloration Index ( 12 - 7 ) 12 - 7 Automatic
14 Corrected Transformed Vegetation Index ( ( ( 12 - 9 ) 12 - 9 ) ( 12 - 9 ) 12 - 9 ) ( ( 12 - 9 ) 12 - 9 ) ( 12 - 9 ) 12 - 9 Automatic
15 CRI550 9 ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
16 Difference 678/500 12 - 8 Automatic
17 Difference NIR/Green 18 - 9 Automatic
18 Differenced Vegetation Index MSS 2.4 16 - 3 Automatic
19 Enhanced Vegetation Index 2.5 ( 18 - 12 ) 18 - 12 Automatic
20 Enhanced Vegetation Index 2 2.5 ( 18 - 12 ) 18 - 12 Automatic
21 Enhanced Vegetation Index 2 2.4 ( 18 - 12 ) 18 - 12 Automatic
22 Ferric iron, Fe2+ 20 13 + 10 3 Automatic
23 Ferric iron, Fe3+ 3 10 Automatic
24 Ferric Oxides 19 13 Automatic
25 Ferrous iron 20 13 + 10 3 Automatic
26 Ferrous Silicates 20 19 Automatic
27 Global Environment Monitoring Index ( ( 2 ( 182 - 122 ) 182 - 122 ) 2 · ( 182 - 122 ) 182 - 122 ) ( 2 ( 182 - 122 ) 182 - 122 ) 2 · ( 182 - 122 ) 182 - 122 Automatic
28 Global Vegetation Moisture Index ( ( 18 + 0.1 ) 18 + 0.1 ) ( 18 + 0.1 ) 18 + 0.1 Automatic
29 Gossan 19 3 Automatic
30 Green atmospherically resistant vegetation index ( 18 - ( 9 - ( 7 - 12 ) 7 - 12 ) 9 - ( 7 - 12 ) 7 - 12 ) 18 - ( 9 - ( 7 - 12 ) 7 - 12 ) 9 - ( 7 - 12 ) 7 - 12 Automatic
31 Green leaf index ( 2 9 - 12 - 7 ) 2 · 9 - 12 - 7 Automatic
32 Green Normalized Difference Vegetation Index ( 18 - 2 ) 18 - 2 Automatic
33 Green Optimized Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( 18 - 9 ) 18 - 9 Automatic
34 Green Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( 18 - 9 ) 18 - 9 Automatic
35 Green-Blue NDVI ( 18 - ( 9 + 7 ) 9 + 7 ) 18 - ( 9 + 7 ) 9 + 7 Automatic
36 Green-Red NDVI ( 18 - ( 9 + 12 ) 9 + 12 ) 18 - ( 9 + 12 ) 9 + 12 Automatic
37 Hue arctan ( ( 2 12 - 9 - 7 ) 2 · 12 - 9 - 7 ) · 12 - 9 - 7 Automatic
38 Ideal vegetation index ( 18 - b ) 18 - b Automatic
39 Infrared percentage vegetation index 18 18 + 12 + 12 18 + 12 + 12 Automatic
40 Intensity 1 30.5 30.5 Automatic
41 Inverse reflectance 550 2 ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
42 Laterite 19 20 Automatic
43 Leaf Water Content Index log ( 1 - ( 18 - MIDIR ) 18 - MIDIR ) - ( 18 - MIDIR ) 18 - MIDIR Automatic
44 Log Ratio log ( 18 12 ) 12 Automatic
45 mCRIG ( 9 ( -1 ) -1 ) 9 ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
46 mCRIRE ( 9 ( -1 ) -1 ) 9 ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
47 Mid-infrared vegetation index 17 19 Automatic
48 Misra Green Vegetation Index -0.386 2 - 0.530 3 + 0.535 13 + 0.532 16 Automatic
49 Misra Non Such Index 0.404 2 - 0.039 3 - 0.505 13 + 0.762 16 Automatic
50 Misra Soil Brightness Index 0.406 2 + 0.600 3 + 0.645 13 + 0.243 16 Automatic
51 Misra Yellow Vegetation Index 0.723 2 - 0.597 3 + 0.206 13 - 0.278 16 Automatic
52 Modified anthocyanin reflectance index ( 2 ( -1 ) -1 ) 2 ( -1 ) -1 Automatic
53 Modified Simple Ratio NIR/RED 18 12 12 12 Automatic
54 Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( 2 18 + 1 - ( 2 18 + 1 ) 2 · 18 + 1 · 18 + 1 ) 2 · 18 + 1 - ( 2 18 + 1 ) 2 · 18 + 1 · 18 + 1 Automatic
55 Nonlinear vegetation index ( 182 - 12 ) 182 - 12 Automatic
56 Norm G 9 18 + 12 + 9 + 12 + 9 Automatic
57 Norm NIR 18 18 + 12 + 9 + 12 + 9 Automatic
58 Norm R 12 18 + 12 + 9 + 12 + 9 Automatic
59 Normalized Difference 415/435 ( 6 - 7 ) 6 - 7 Automatic
60 Normalized Difference 528/587 ( 9 - 10 ) 9 - 10 Automatic
61 Normalized Difference 531/570 ( 2 - 10 ) 2 - 10 Automatic
62 Normalized Difference 550/450 ( 2 - 7 ) 2 - 7 Automatic
63 Normalized Difference 550/530 ( 2 - 9 ) 2 - 9 Automatic
64 Normalized Difference 550/650 ( 2 - 3 ) 2 - 3 Automatic
65 Normalized Difference 570/531 ( 10 - 2 ) 10 - 2 Automatic
66 Normalized Difference 570/539 ( 10 - 2 ) 10 - 2 Automatic
67 Normalized Difference 682/553 ( 12 - 2 ) 12 - 2 Automatic
68 Normalized Difference 774/677 ( 13 - 12 ) 13 - 12 Automatic
69 Normalized Difference 860/1640 ( 4 - 19 ) 4 - 19 Automatic
70 Normalized Difference 895/675 ( 15 - 12 ) 15 - 12 Automatic
71 Normalized Difference 900/680 ( 15 - 12 ) 15 - 12 Automatic
72 Normalized Difference Green/Red ( 9 - 12 ) 9 - 12 Automatic
73 Normalized Difference NIR/Blue ( 18 - 7 ) 18 - 7 Automatic
74 Normalized Difference NIR/Green ( 18 - 9 ) 18 - 9 Automatic
75 Normalized Difference NIR/MIR ( 18 - 20 ) 18 - 20 Automatic
76 Normalized Difference NIR/Rededge ( 18 - 12 ) 18 - 12 Automatic
77 Normalized Difference NIR/SWIR ( 18 - 20 ) 18 - 20 Automatic
78 Normalized Difference Red/Green ( 12 - 9 ) 12 - 9 Automatic
79 Normalized Difference Salinity Index ( 19 - 20 ) 19 - 20 Automatic
80 Normalized Difference Vegetation Index 690-710 ( 18 - 12 ) 18 - 12 Automatic
81 Normalized Difference Vegetation Index C ( 18 - 12 ) 18 - 12 Automatic
82 Pan NDVI ( 18 - ( 9 + 12 + 7 ) 9 + 12 + 7 ) 18 - ( 9 + 12 + 7 ) 9 + 12 + 7 Automatic
83 Perpendicular Vegetation Index 1 a2 + 1 2 + 1 a2 + 1 2 + 1 Automatic
84 Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C1 13 8 8 Automatic
85 Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C2 13 1 1 Automatic
86 Red-Blue NDVI ( 18 - ( 12 + 7 ) 12 + 7 ) 18 - ( 12 + 7 ) 12 + 7 Automatic
87 Reduced Simple Ratio 18 12 · MIRmax - 20 MIRmax - MIRmin Automatic
88 SAVImir ( 18 - 20 ) 18 - 20 Automatic
89 Shape Index ( 2 12 - 9 - 7 ) 2 · 12 - 9 - 7 Automatic
90 Simple Ratio 1660/550 19 2 Automatic
91 Simple Ratio 1660/680 19 12 Automatic
92 Simple Ratio 440/690 7 12 Automatic
93 Simple Ratio 450/550 7 2 Automatic
94 Simple Ratio 450/690 7 12 Automatic
95 Simple Ratio 520/420 9 6 Automatic
96 Simple Ratio 520/670 9 3 Automatic
97 Simple Ratio 520/760 9 13 Automatic
98 Simple Ratio 550/420 2 6 Automatic
99 Simple Ratio 550/670 2 3 Automatic
100 Simple Ratio 550/680 2 12 Automatic
101 Simple Ratio 550/760 2 13 Automatic
102 Simple Ratio 554/677 2 12 Automatic
103 Simple Ratio 560/658 10 3 Automatic
104 Simple Ratio 672/550 3 2 Automatic
105 Simple Ratio 674/553 3 2 Automatic
106 Simple Ratio 675/555 12 2 Automatic
107 Simple Ratio 683/510 12 9 Automatic
108 Simple Ratio 694/840 12 4 Automatic
109 Simple Ratio 695/420 12 6 Automatic
110 Simple Ratio 695/670 12 3 Automatic
111 Simple Ratio 695/760 12 13 Automatic
112 Simple Ratio 760/500 13 8 Automatic
113 Simple Ratio 760/695 13 12 Automatic
114 Simple Ratio 774/677 13 12 Automatic
115 Simple Ratio 860/550 4 2 Automatic
116 Simple Ratio 895/972 15 17 Automatic
117 Simple Ratio 900/680 15 12 Automatic
118 Simple Ratio 950/900 16 15 Automatic
119 Simple Ratio 970/900 17 15 Automatic
120 Simple Ratio 970/902 17 15 Automatic
121 Simple Ratio MIR/NIR 20 18 Automatic
122 Simple Ratio MIR/Red 20 12 Automatic
123 Simple Ratio MIR/SWIR 20 20 Automatic
124 Simple Ratio NIR/G 18 9 Automatic
125 Simple Ratio NIR/MIR 18 20 Automatic
126 Simple Ratio NIR/RED 18 12 Automatic
127 Simple Ratio NIR/Rededge 18 12 Automatic
128 Simple Ratio Red/Blue 12 7 Automatic
129 Simple Ratio Red/Green 12 9 Automatic
130 Simple Ratio Red/NIR 12 18 Automatic
131 Simple Ratio SWIRI/NIR SWIRI 18 Automatic
132 Single Band 1020 18 Automatic
133 Single Band 1040 18 Automatic
134 Single Band 2130 20 Automatic
135 Single Band 460 1 Automatic
136 Single Band 470 1 Automatic
137 Single Band 495 8 Automatic
138 Single Band 550 2 Automatic
139 Single Band 555 2 Automatic
140 Single Band 635 3 Automatic
141 Single Band 640 3 Automatic
142 Single Band 655 3 Automatic
143 Single Band 660 3 Automatic
144 Single Band 670 3 Automatic
145 Single Band 675 12 Automatic
146 Single Band 680 12 Automatic
147 Single Band 850 4 Automatic
148 Single Band 885 4 Automatic
149 Single Band 910 15 Automatic
150 Single Band 930 16 Automatic
151 Single Band 970 17 Automatic
152 Single Band 990 17 Automatic
153 Soil and Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index 2 2, 5 ( 18 - 12 ) 18 - 12 Automatic
154 Soil Background Line 16 - 2.4 3 Automatic
155 Soil Composition Index ( 19 - 13 ) 19 - 13 Automatic
156 Soil-adjusted vegetation index 2 18 12 + b a + b a Automatic
157 Specific Leaf Area Vegetation Index 18 12 + 20 + 20 Automatic
158 SQRT(IR/R) 18 12 12 Automatic
159 Tasselled Cap - brightness 0.3037 8 + 0.2793 10 + 0.4743 3 + 0.5585 4 + 0.5082 19 + 0.1863 20 Automatic
160 Tasselled Cap - Green Vegetation Index MSS -0.283 2 - 0.660 3 + 0.577 13 + 0.388 16 Automatic
161 Tasselled Cap - Non Such Index MSS -0.016 2 + 0.131 3 - 0.425 13 + 0.882 16 Automatic
162 Tasselled Cap - Soil Brightness Index MSS 0.332 2 + 0.603 3 + 0.675 13 + 0.262 16 Automatic
163 Tasselled Cap - vegetation -0.2848 8 - 0.2435 10 - 0.5436 3 + 0.7243 4 + 0.0840 19 - 0.1800 20 Automatic
164 Tasselled Cap - wetness 0.1509 8 + 0.1973 10 + 0.3279 3 + 0.3406 4 - 0.7112 19 - 0.4572 20 Automatic
165 Tasselled Cap - Yellow Vegetation Index MSS -0.899 2 + 0.428 3 + 0.076 13 - 0.041 16 Automatic
166 Transformed NDVI ( 18 - 12 ) 18 - 12 - 12 Automatic
167 Transformed Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index ( B ( 18 - B · 12 - A ) 18 - B · 12 - A ) B ( 18 - B · 12 - A ) 18 - B · 12 - A Automatic
168 Transformed Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index 2 ( a · 18 - a · 12 - b ) a · 18 - a · 12 - b Automatic
169 Transformed Vegetation Index ( ( ( 12 - 9 ) 12 - 9 ) ( 12 - 9 ) 12 - 9 ) ( ( 12 - 9 ) 12 - 9 ) ( 12 - 9 ) 12 - 9 - 9 Automatic
170 Visible Atmospherically Resistant Index Green ( 2 - 3 ) 2 - 3 Automatic
171 Weighted Difference Vegetation Index 18 - a · 12 Automatic
172 Wide Dynamic Range Vegetation Index ( 0.1 18 - 12 ) 0.1 · 18 - 12 Automatic

Applications

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

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Visualisation of Indices

Sensor:

Indices:

Adjusted transformed soil-adjusted VI

Alteration

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 NIR/Green

Differenced Vegetation Index MSS

Enhanced Vegetation Index

Enhanced Vegetation Index 2

Enhanced Vegetation Index 2

Ferric iron, Fe2+

Ferric iron, Fe3+

Ferric Oxides

Ferrous iron

Ferrous Silicates

Global Environment Monitoring Index

Global Vegetation Moisture Index

Gossan

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

Laterite

Leaf Water Content Index

Log Ratio

mCRIG

mCRIRE

Mid-infrared vegetation index

Misra Green Vegetation Index

Misra Non Such Index

Misra Soil Brightness Index

Misra Yellow Vegetation Index

Modified anthocyanin reflectance index

Modified Simple Ratio NIR/RED

Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index

Nonlinear vegetation index

Norm G

Norm NIR

Norm R

Normalized Difference 415/435

Normalized Difference 528/587

Normalized Difference 531/570

Normalized Difference 550/450

Normalized Difference 550/530

Normalized Difference 550/650

Normalized Difference 570/531

Normalized Difference 570/539

Normalized Difference 682/553

Normalized Difference 774/677

Normalized Difference 860/1640

Normalized Difference 895/675

Normalized Difference 900/680

Normalized Difference Green/Red

Normalized Difference NIR/Blue

Normalized Difference NIR/Green

Normalized Difference NIR/MIR

Normalized Difference NIR/Rededge

Normalized Difference NIR/SWIR

Normalized Difference Red/Green

Normalized Difference Salinity Index

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index 690-710

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index C

Pan NDVI

Perpendicular Vegetation Index

Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C1

Ratio Analysis of Reflectance Spectra C2

Red-Blue NDVI

Reduced Simple Ratio

SAVImir

Shape Index

Simple Ratio 1660/550

Simple Ratio 1660/680

Simple Ratio 440/690

Simple Ratio 450/550

Simple Ratio 450/690

Simple Ratio 520/420

Simple Ratio 520/670

Simple Ratio 520/760

Simple Ratio 550/420

Simple Ratio 550/670

Simple Ratio 550/680

Simple Ratio 550/760

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 694/840

Simple Ratio 695/420

Simple Ratio 695/670

Simple Ratio 695/760

Simple Ratio 760/500

Simple Ratio 760/695

Simple Ratio 774/677

Simple Ratio 860/550

Simple Ratio 895/972

Simple Ratio 900/680

Simple Ratio 950/900

Simple Ratio 970/900

Simple Ratio 970/902

Simple Ratio MIR/NIR

Simple Ratio MIR/Red

Simple Ratio MIR/SWIR

Simple Ratio NIR/G

Simple Ratio NIR/MIR

Simple Ratio NIR/RED

Simple Ratio NIR/Rededge

Simple Ratio Red/Blue

Simple Ratio Red/Green

Simple Ratio Red/NIR

Simple Ratio SWIRI/NIR

Single Band 1020

Single Band 1040

Single Band 2130

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 850

Single Band 885

Single Band 910

Single Band 930

Single Band 970

Single Band 990

Soil and Atmospherically Resistant Vegetation Index 2

Soil Background Line

Soil Composition Index

Soil-adjusted vegetation index 2

Specific Leaf Area Vegetation Index

SQRT(IR/R)

Tasselled Cap - brightness

Tasselled Cap - Green Vegetation Index MSS

Tasselled Cap - Non Such Index MSS

Tasselled Cap - Soil Brightness Index MSS

Tasselled Cap - vegetation

Tasselled Cap - wetness

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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