Near-Infrared (NIR)

Wavelength: 0.76-1.04µm
"Near-infrared reflectance is one of the most powerful ways to classify healthy vegetation. Separating classes like water and vegetation is always easier in the near-infrared region. This is because in the near infrared spectrum, healthy plants reflect it, while near infrared radiation is absorbed more by water." (, 2018)


"Spectral Signature Cheatsheet – Spectral Bands in Remote Sensing". GISGeography, Last modified February 20, 2018.
Accessed March 29, 2019.