Sentinel-2 Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI)

The NDWI results from the following equation: Index = (NIR - MIR) / (NIR + MIR) using Sentinel-2 Band 8 (NIR) and Band 12 (MIR). The NDWI is a vegetation index sensitive to the water content of vegetation and is complementary to the NDVI. High NDWI values show a high water content of the vegetation.

Tags: Sentinel-2, SNAP, Index, NDWI

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

This product is based on the open and free software suit Sentinel-2 Toolbox.

Relevant citation: Gao, B.C., Remote Sensing of the Environment, p.257 (1996)