THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - WFI (CBERS-4A) -
Full Name Wide Field Imager Status Proposed
Instrument Agencies INPE, CAST Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format GEOTIFF
Measurements and Applications Agriculture; Forestry; Geology; Natural disaster management; Cartography; Environment monitoring; Fire detection, localization and counting; Hydrology, coastal water mapping; Land use; Surveillance and law enforcement
Resolution Summary 55 m
[Best Resolution: 55m]
Swath Summary 690 km
[Max Swath: 690 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.45 - 0.52 µm, 0.52 - 0.59 µm, 0.63 - 0.69 µm, 0.77 - 0.89 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
VegetationVegetation type 
Instrument Missions
CBERS-4A - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 4 (2018 - 2021)
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