Full Name Wide Field Imager (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 (Amazonia-1) is the same instrument as WFI (CBERS), however due to 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
Measurements Overview
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
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
Instrument Missions
CBERS-3 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 3 (2013 - 2013)
CBERS-4 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 4 (2014 - 2023)