Opportunity to obtain MASTER data
handcock at rad.geology.washington.edu
Mon Jan 29 15:03:46 PST 2001
We have an opportunity to obtain multi-spectral data using the MASTER
airborne sensor, and we are looking for interested parties to share both
the data and acquisition costs.
The resolution of the MASTER data is very fine (5-15m), with 50 channels
ranging from 0.4-13 micrometers (Visible to Thermal-Infra-Red). The
aircraft has an on-board GPS to aid in geo-referencing.
Since many studies which use remotely sensed data are constrained by
either the spatial resolution of the dataset or the number of bands, this
is a great opportunity to obtain such data for a focused study area.
This data is particularly useful for multi-spectral studies which require
fine-spectral resolution, such as mapping/classification. An example of
such an application is the derivation of surfaces temperatures, using the
multiple thermal bands. This is also a useful dataset to examine issues of
scale between fine resolution ground measurements and coarser imagery (eg
ASTER, Landsat TM).
Further information on the MASTER data can be found at:
Since it is expensive and complicated to get the instrument flown up for
just for one project (most of the cost is in ferrying the plane up from
California, JPL), we are looking for people who may be interested in such
high resolution data, to share costs.
For further information, please see contact details below.
Rebecca Handcock ____________________ Post Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Geology Remote Sensing Laboratory
University of Washington handcock at rad.geology.washington.edu
Seattle, WA, 98195-35131, USA tel: (206)543-6229
http://depts.washington.edu/strmtemp/ FAX: (206)685-2379
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