THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - AWFI -
Full Name Advanced Wide Field Imager Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies INPE Maturity Medium Heritage
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 Used for fire extent detection measurement, coastal and vegetation monitoring, land cover and land use mapping.
Resolution Summary VIS - NIR: 40 m
[Best Resolution: 40m]
Swath Summary 740 km
[Max Swath: 740 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.45 - 0.50 µm, 0.52 - 0.57 µm, 0.63 - 0.69 µm, NIR: 0.76 - 0.90 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
VegetationVegetation type 
Instrument Missions
SSR-1 - Remote Sensing Satellite 1 (2007 - 2011)
SSR-2 - Remote Sensing Satellite 2 (2012 - 2015)
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