THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - WiFS -
Full Name Wide Field Sensor Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ISRO Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Steerable viewing
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Vegetation and crop monitoring, resource assessment (regional scale), forest mapping, land cover/ land use mapping, and change detection.
Resolution Summary 188 m
[Best Resolution: 188m]
Swath Summary 810 km
[Max Swath: 810 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 2 channels: R-IR
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Landscape topographyLand surface topography 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
VegetationVegetation type 
Instrument Missions
IRS-1C - Indian Remote Sensing Satellite - 1C (1995 - 2007)
IRS-P3 - Indian Remote Sensing Satellite - P3 (1996 - 2003)
IRS-1D - Indian Remote Sensing Satellite - 1D (1997 - 2010)
IRS-P4 - OCEANSAT-1 (1999 - 2006)
Copyright CEOS | About | Site Search Researched and written by Symbios