Information for Sensor and Index

Formula

General Formula 857nm - 1241nm 857nm + 1241nm
Specific Formula 2 - 5 2 + 5
Calculated Automatic
Comment

Sensor

Name MODIS
Full Name Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
Bands 36
Spectrum [nm] 405-14385
Spat.Res. [m] 250-1000
Inclination 0
Platform Terra / Aqua
Operator NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Date of Launch 1999-12-18
Comment Terra: Date of launch: 18 December 1999 - operating nominally in 2012 Aqua: Date of launch: 4 May 2002 - operating nominally in 2012
Usable for Indices yes
Description

Index

Name Normalized Difference 857/1241 Normalized Difference Water Index
Abbreviation NDWI2
Formula 857nm - 1241nm 857nm + 1241nm
Variables
Expl. of Variables
Wavelengths 857,1241
Source Original formula
Description

References

Nr. Author/Title Year Comment
1 Serrano, Lydia; Ustin, Susan L.; Roberts, Dar A.; Gamon, John A.; Pe˝uelas, Josep - Deriving Water Content of Chaparral Vegetation from AVIRIS Data 2000

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