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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - WFI-2 (CBERS) -
Full Name Wide Field Imager-2 (CBERS) Status Operational
Instrument Agencies INPE, CAST Maturity Low 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 Earth resources, environmental monitoring, land use. WFI-2 (Amazonia-1) is the same instrument as WFI-2 (CBERS), however due differences in orbital altitude, they have different spatial resolutions.
Resolution Summary 64 m Nadir
[Best Resolution: 64m]
Swath Summary 866 km
[Max Swath: 866 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-3 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 3 (2013 - 2013)
CBERS-4 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 4 (2014 - 2019)
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