Fires: NBR and dNBR

The program has two defined palette display for dNBR, from the Sentinel hub.

Index Formula Burn Older Landsat Landsat 8 OLI Bands Sentinel-2 Bands
Normalized Burn Ratio NBR = (NIR-SWIR) / (NIR + SWIR)
Wavelength NIR around 0.8 , SWIR around 2.25
  4, 7 5,7 Band 8A and Band 12 (both 20 m resolution)
  NBR2 = (SWIR1-SWIR2) / (SWIR1 + SWIR2)   5,7 6,7 Band 11 and Band 12 (both 20 m resolution)
dNBR NBR-PreFire - NBR-PostFire        
Active fire, false color (good smoke penetration)       7-6-5 in RGB 12-11-8A in RGB (all 20 m resolution)

dNBR Steps in MICRODEM

NBR references


last revised 9/8/2020