Name Aliases

Some spectral bands and spectral indices can be set using aliases. This section describes all the supported aliases that are defined in the service for each of the supported datasets.

Supported aliases

This table lists all the aliases defined for each of the supported datasets. Formulas used to evaluate spectral indices are described below on per-dataset basis.

Alias L8 L7 L5MSS L5TM L4MSS L4TM S2 MODIS CBERS-4 NAIP
BLUE B2 B1 - B1 - B1 B02 B03 BAND5 B
GREEN B3 B2 B1 B2 B1 B2 B03 B04 BAND6 G
RED B4 B3 B2 B3 B2 B3 B04 B01 BAND7 R
NIR B5 B4 B3 B4 B3 B4 B08 B02 BAND8 N
SWIR1 B6 B5 - B5 - B5 B11 B06 - -
SWIR2 B7 B7 - B7 - B7 B12 B07 - -
PAN B8 B8 - - - - - - - -
TIRS1 B10 B6_VCID_1 - B6 - B6 - - - -
TIRS2 B11 B6_VCID_2 - - - - - - - -
NDVI + + + + + + + + + +
NDSI + + - + - + + + - -
NDWI + + + + + + + + + +
RECI + + + + + + + + + +
SAVI + + + + + + + + + +
ARVI + + - + - + + + + +
EVI + + - + - + + + + +
GCI + + + + + + + + + +
SIPI + + - + - + + + + +
NBR + + - + - + + + - -
MSI + + - + - + + + - -
ISTACK + + - + - + + + - -

Landsat 8

Band aliases

Alias Band
BLUE B2
GREEN B3
RED B4
NIR B5
SWIR1 B6
SWIR2 B7
PAN B8
TIRS1 B10
TIRS2 B11

Index Aliases

Alias General Formula Landsat 8 Formula
NDVI (NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED) (B5-B4)/(B5+B4)
NDSI (GREEN-SWIR1)/(GREEN+SWIR1) (B3-B6)/(B3+B6)
NDWI (GREEN-NIR)/(GREEN+NIR) (B3-B5)/(B3+B5)
RECI (NIR/RED)-1 (B05/B4)-1
SAVI 1.5*(NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED+0.5) 1.5*(B05-B4)/(B05+B4+0.5)
ARVI (NIR-(RED-1*(BLUE-RED)))/(NIR+(RED-1*(BLUE-RED))) (B05-(B4-1*(B2-B4)))/(B05+(B4-1*(B2-B4)))
EVI 2.5*((NIR-RED)/(NIR+6*RED-7.5*BLUE+1)) 2.5*((B05-B4)/(B05+6*B4-7.5*B2+1))
GCI NIR/GREEN-1 B05/B3-1
SIPI (NIR-BLUE)/(NIR-RED) (B05-B2)/(B05-B4)
NBR (NIR-SWIR2)/(NIR+SWIR2) (B05-B7)/(B05+B7)
MSI SWIR1/NIR B6/B05
ISTACK NDSI,NDVI,NDWI (B3-B6)/(B3+B6),(B5-B4)/(B5+B4),(B3-B5)/(B3+B5)

Landsat 7

Band aliases

Alias Band
BLUE B1
GREEN B2
RED B3
NIR B4
SWIR1 B5
SWIR2 B7
PAN B8
TIRS1 B6_VCID_1
TIRS2 B6_VCID_2

Index Aliases

Alias General Formula Landsat 7 Formula
NDVI (NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED) (B4-B3)/(B4+B3)
NDSI (GREEN-SWIR1)/(GREEN+SWIR1) (B2-B5)/(B2+B5)
NDWI (GREEN-NIR)/(GREEN+NIR) (B2-B4)/(B2+B4)
RECI (NIR/RED)-1 (B4/B3)-1
SAVI 1.5*(NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED+0.5) 1.5*(B4-B3)/(B4+B3+0.5)
ARVI (NIR-(RED-1*(BLUE-RED)))/(NIR+(RED-1*(BLUE-RED))) (B4-(B3-1*(B1-B3)))/(B4+(B3-1*(B1-B3)))
EVI 2.5*((NIR-RED)/(NIR+6*RED-7.5*BLUE+1)) 2.5*((B4-B3)/(B4+6*B3-7.5*B1+1))
GCI NIR/GREEN-1 B4/B2-1
SIPI (NIR-BLUE)/(NIR-RED) (B4-B1)/(B4-B3)
NBR (NIR-SWIR2)/(NIR+SWIR2) (B4-B7)/(B4+B7)
MSI SWIR1/NIR B5/B4
ISTACK NDSI,NDVI,NDWI (B2-B5)/(B2+B5),(B4-B3)/(B4+B3),(B2-B4)/(B2+B4)

Landsat 4 TM, Landsat 5 TM

Band aliases

Alias Band
BLUE B1
GREEN B2
RED B3
NIR B4
SWIR1 B5
SWIR2 B7
TIRS1 B6

Index Aliases

Alias General Formula Landsat 4,5 TM Formula
NDVI (NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED) (B4-B3)/(B4+B3)
NDSI (GREEN-SWIR1)/(GREEN+SWIR1) (B2-B5)/(B2+B5)
NDWI (GREEN-NIR)/(GREEN+NIR) (B2-B4)/(B2+B4)
RECI (NIR/RED)-1 (B4/B3)-1
SAVI 1.5*(NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED+0.5) 1.5*(B4-B3)/(B4+B3+0.5)
ARVI (NIR-(RED-1*(BLUE-RED)))/(NIR+(RED-1*(BLUE-RED))) (B4-(B3-1*(B1-B3)))/(B4+(B3-1*(B1-B3)))
EVI 2.5*((NIR-RED)/(NIR+6*RED-7.5*BLUE+1)) 2.5*((B4-B3)/(B4+6*B3-7.5*B1+1))
GCI NIR/GREEN-1 B4/B2-1
SIPI (NIR-BLUE)/(NIR-RED) (B4-B1)/(B4-B3)
NBR (NIR-SWIR2)/(NIR+SWIR2) (B4-B7)/(B4+B7)
MSI SWIR1/NIR B5/B4
ISTACK NDSI,NDVI,NDWI (B2-B5)/(B2+B5),(B4-B3)/(B4+B3),(B2-B4)/(B2+B4)

Landsat 4 MSS, Landsat 5 MSS

Band aliases

Alias Band
GREEN B1
RED B2
NIR B3

Index Aliases

Alias General Formula Landsat 4,5 MSS Formula
NDVI (NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED) (B3-B2)/(B3+B2)
NDWI (GREEN-NIR)/(GREEN+NIR) (B1-B3)/(B1+B3)
RECI (NIR/RED)-1 (B3/B2)-1
SAVI 1.5*(NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED+0.5) 1.5*(B3-B2)/(B3+B2+0.5)
GCI NIR/GREEN-1 B3/B1-1

Sentinel-2

Band aliases

Alias Band
BLUE B02
GREEN B03
RED B04
NIR B08
NIR2 B8A
SWIR1 B11
SWIR2 B12

Index Aliases

Alias General Formula Sentinel-2 Formula
NDVI (NIR2-RED)/(NIR2+RED) (B8A-B04)/(B8A+B04)
NDSI (GREEN-SWIR1)/(GREEN+SWIR1) (B03-B11)/(B03+B11)
NDWI (GREEN-NIR)/(GREEN+NIR) (B03-B08)/(B03+B08)
RECI (NIR/RED)-1 (B08/B04)-1
SAVI 1.5*(NIR2-RED)/(NIR2+RED+0.5) 1.5*(B8A-B04)/(B8A+B04+0.5)
ARVI (NIR-(RED-1*(BLUE-RED)))/(NIR+(RED-1*(BLUE-RED))) (B08-(B04-1*(B02-B04)))/(B08+(B04-1*(B02-B04)))
EVI 2.5*((NIR2-RED)/(NIR2+6*RED-7.5*BLUE+1)) 2.5*((B8A-B04)/(B8A+6*B04-7.5*B02+1))
GCI NIR/GREEN-1 B08/B03-1
SIPI (NIR-BLUE)/(NIR-RED) (B08-B02)/(B08-B04)
NBR (NIR2-SWIR2)/(NIR2+SWIR2) (B8A-B12)/(B8A+B12)
MSI SWIR1/NIR2 B11/B8A
ISTACK NDSI,NDVI,NDWI (B03-B11)/(B03+B11),(B8A-B04)/(B8A+B04),(B03-B08)/(B03+B08)

MODIS

Band aliases

Alias Band
BLUE B03
GREEN B04
RED B01
NIR B02
SWIR1 B06
SWIR2 B07

Index Aliases

Alias General Formula MODIS Formula
NDVI (NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED) (B02-B01)/(B02+B01)
NDSI (GREEN-SWIR1)/(GREEN+SWIR1) (B04-B06)/(B04+B06)
NDWI (GREEN-NIR)/(GREEN+NIR) (B04-B02)/(B04+B02)
RECI (NIR/RED)-1 (B02/B01)-1
SAVI 1.5*(NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED+0.5) 1.5*(B02-B01)/(B02+B01+0.5)
ARVI (NIR-(RED-1*(BLUE-RED)))/(NIR+(RED-1*(BLUE-RED))) (B02-(B01-1*(B03-B01)))/(B02+(B01-1*(B03-B01)))
EVI 2.5*((NIR-RED)/(NIR+6*RED-7.5*BLUE+1)) 2.5*((B02-B01)/(B02+6*B01-7.5*B03+1))
GCI NIR/GREEN-1 B02/B04-1
SIPI (NIR-BLUE)/(NIR-RED) (B02-B03)/(B02-B01)
NBR (NIR-SWIR2)/(NIR+SWIR2) (B02-B07)/(B02+B07)
MSI SWIR1/NIR B06/B02
ISTACK NDSI,NDVI,NDWI (B04-B06)/(B04+B06),(B02-B01)/(B02+B01),(B04-B02)/(B04+B02)

NAIP

Band aliases

Alias Band
BLUE B
GREEN G
RED R
NIR B

Index Aliases

Alias General Formula NAIP Formula
NDVI (NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED) (N-R)/(N+R)
NDWI (GREEN-NIR)/(GREEN+NIR) (G-N)/(G+N)
RECI (NIR/RED)-1 (N/R)-1
SAVI 1.5*(NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED+0.5) 1.5*(N-R)/(N+R+0.5)
ARVI (NIR-(RED-1*(BLUE-RED)))/(NIR+(RED-1*(BLUE-RED))) (N-(R-1*(B-R)))/(N+(R-1*(B-R)))
EVI 2.5*((NIR-RED)/(NIR+6*RED-7.5*BLUE+1)) 2.5*((N-R)/(N+6*R-7.5*B+1))
GCI NIR/GREEN-1 N/G-1
SIPI (NIR-BLUE)/(NIR-RED) (N-B)/(N-R)

CBERS4 MUX

Band aliases

Alias Band
BLUE BAND5
GREEN BAND6
RED BAND7
NIR BAND8

Index Aliases

Alias General Formula CBERS4MUX Formula
NDVI (NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED) (BAND8-BAND7)/(BAND8+BAND7)
NDWI (GREEN-NIR)/(GREEN+NIR) (BAND6-BAND8)/(BAND6+BAND8)
RECI (NIR/RED)-1 (BAND8/BAND7)-1
SAVI 1.5*(NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED+0.5) 1.5*(BAND8-BAND7)/(BAND8+BAND7+0.5)
ARVI (NIR-(RED-1*(BLUE-RED)))/(NIR+(RED-1*(BLUE-RED))) (BAND8-(BAND7-1*(BAND5-BAND7)))/(BAND8+(BAND7-1*(BAND5-BAND7)))
EVI 2.5*((NIR-RED)/(NIR+6*RED-7.5*BLUE+1)) 2.5*((BAND8-BAND7)/(BAND8+6*BAND7-7.5*BAND5+1))
GCI NIR/GREEN-1 BAND8/BAND6-1
SIPI (NIR-BLUE)/(NIR-RED) (BAND8-BAND5)/(BAND8-BAND7)

CBERS4 WFI

Band aliases

Alias Band
BLUE BAND13
GREEN BAND14
RED BAND15
NIR BAND16

Index Aliases

Alias General Formula CBERS4AWFI Formula
NDVI (NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED) (BAND16-BAND15)/(BAND16+BAND15)
NDWI (GREEN-NIR)/(GREEN+NIR) (BAND14-BAND16)/(BAND14+BAND16)
RECI (NIR/RED)-1 (BAND16/BAND15)-1
SAVI 1.5*(NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED+0.5) 1.5*(BAND16-BAND15)/(BAND16+BAND15+0.5)
ARVI (NIR-(RED-1*(BLUE-RED)))/(NIR+(RED-1*(BLUE-RED))) (BAND16-(BAND15-1*(BAND13-BAND15)))/(BAND16+(BAND15-1*(BAND13-BAND15)))
EVI 2.5*((NIR-RED)/(NIR+6*RED-7.5*BLUE+1)) 2.5*((BAND16-BAND15)/(BAND16+6*BAND15-7.5*BAND13+1))
GCI NIR/GREEN-1 BAND16/BAND14-1
SIPI (NIR-BLUE)/(NIR-RED) (BAND16-BAND13)/(BAND16-BAND15)

CBERS4 PAN5

Band aliases

Alias Band
PAN BAND1

CBERS4 PAN10M

Band aliases

Alias Band
GREEN BAND2
RED BAND3
NIR BAND4

Index Aliases

Alias General Formula CBERS4PAN10M Formula
NDVI (NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED) (BAND4-BAND3)/(BAND4+BAND3)
NDWI (GREEN-NIR)/(GREEN+NIR) (BAND2-BAND4)/(BAND2+BAND4)
RECI (NIR/RED)-1 (BAND4/BAND3)-1
SAVI 1.5*(NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED+0.5) 1.5*(BAND4-BAND3)/(BAND4+BAND3+0.5)
GCI NIR/GREEN-1 BAND4/BAND2-1