THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - AWiFS -
Full Name Advanced Wide Field Sensor Status Operational
Instrument Agencies ISRO 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
Measurements and Applications Vegetation and crop monitoring, resource assessment (regional scale), forest mapping, land cover/ land use mapping, and change detection.
Resolution Summary 55 m
[Best Resolution: 55m]
Swath Summary 740 km
[Max Swath: 740 km]
Accuracy Summary 10 bit data
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.52 - 0.59 µm and 0.62 - 0.68 µm, NIR: 0.77 - 0.86 µm, SWIR: 1.55 - 1.7 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Albedo and reflectanceFraction of Absorbed PAR (FAPAR)
Earth surface albedo
Landscape topographyLand surface topography
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessGlacier cover
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover
VegetationVegetation type
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Albedo click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Glaciers click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Snow click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
RESOURCESAT-1 - Resource Satellite-1 (2003 - 2013)
RESOURCESAT-2 - Resource Satellite-2 (2011 - 2020)
AWiFSSAT - Advance Wide Field Sensor Satellite (2012 - 2016)
RESOURCESAT-2A - Resource Satellite-2A (2016 - 2021)
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