Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#2098 closed defect (fixed)

i.vi gari wrong formula?

Reported by: kristinah Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.0.0
Component: Imagery Version: svn-trunk
Keywords: i.vi Cc:
CPU: All Platform: Unspecified

Description

The formula for GARI in the manual (http://grass.osgeo.org/grass70/manuals/i.vi.html) seems to be wrong. As it is now, the result would always be 1.

It is " GARI = ( nirchan - (greenchan-(bluechan - redchan))) / ( nirchan- (greenchan-(bluechan - redchan))) "

It should be (e.g. according to http://www.indexdatabase.de/db/i-single.php?id=363) " GARI = ( nirchan - (greenchan-(bluechan - redchan))) / ( nirchan- (greenchan+(bluechan - redchan))) "

As the formula in the manual seems to be taken from code, the code might be wrong as well. I did not test the function, only read the manual online.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by ychemin

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Changed the formula according to the indexdatabase website

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by neteler

Component: DefaultImagery
Keywords: i.vi added
Milestone: 6.4.47.0.0
Version: unspecifiedsvn-trunk

For the record: r57967 and r57968

comment:3 in reply to:  description ; Changed 7 years ago by kristinah

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

Actually, the formula I provided was also wrong. The correct formula has the "+" in a different position

GARI = ( nirchan - (greenchan- (bluechan - redchan))) / ( nirchan + (greenchan - (bluechan - redchan)))

This was taken from the article where the formula was actually defined: Gitelson, Anatoly A.; Kaufman, Yoram J.; Merzlyak, Mark N. (1996) Use of a green channel in remote sensing of global vegetation from EOS-MODIS Remote Sensing of Environment 58 (3), 289-298. DOI: 10.1016/s0034-4257(96)00072-7

When reading the explanation about the meaning of the index in this article, it became clear to me, that "indexdatabase.de" must be wrong.

Sorry for pointing you in the wrong direction first!

Replying to kristinah:

The formula for GARI in the manual (http://grass.osgeo.org/grass70/manuals/i.vi.html) seems to be wrong. As it is now, the result would always be 1.

It is " GARI = ( nirchan - (greenchan-(bluechan - redchan))) / ( nirchan- (greenchan-(bluechan - redchan))) "

It should be (e.g. according to http://www.indexdatabase.de/db/i-single.php?id=363) " GARI = ( nirchan - (greenchan-(bluechan - redchan))) / ( nirchan- (greenchan+(bluechan - redchan))) "

As the formula in the manual seems to be taken from code, the code might be wrong as well. I did not test the function, only read the manual online.

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 7 years ago by lucadelu

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

Replying to kristinah:

Actually, the formula I provided was also wrong. The correct formula has the "+" in a different position

GARI = ( nirchan - (greenchan- (bluechan - redchan))) / ( nirchan + (greenchan - (bluechan - redchan)))

This was taken from the article where the formula was actually defined: Gitelson, Anatoly A.; Kaufman, Yoram J.; Merzlyak, Mark N. (1996) Use of a green channel in remote sensing of global vegetation from EOS-MODIS Remote Sensing of Environment 58 (3), 289-298. DOI: 10.1016/s0034-4257(96)00072-7

When reading the explanation about the meaning of the index in this article, it became clear to me, that "indexdatabase.de" must be wrong.

Sorry for pointing you in the wrong direction first!

I update GARI formula in i.vi and related documentation in r58389 I close the ticket, please reopen if needed

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by neteler

For the record: precalculated Landsat based indices are available here:

http://espa.cr.usgs.gov/ordering/new

  • Climate Data Records
    • Top of Atmosphere Reflectance
    • Surface Reflectance
    • Brightness Temperature
  • Spectral Indices
    • Surface Reflectance NDVI
    • Surface Reflectance EVI
    • Surface Reflectance SAVI
    • Surface Reflectance MSAVI
    • Surface Reflectance NDMI
    • Surface Reflectance NBR
    • Surface Reflectance NBR2

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