THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - WFI -
Full Name Wide Field Imager Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CAST, INPE Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Data used for coastal and vegetation monitoring.
Resolution Summary 258 m
[Best Resolution: 258m]
Swath Summary 890 km
[Max Swath: 890 km]
Accuracy Summary 0.3 pixels
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.63 - 0.69 µm, NIR: 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-1 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 1 (1999 - 2003)
CBERS-2 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 2 (2003 - 2009)
CBERS-2B - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 2B (2007 - 2010)
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