Evaluating minerals of environmental concern using spectroscopy

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Imaging spectroscopy has been successfully used to aid researchers in characterizing potential environmental impacts posed by acid-rock drainage, ore-processing dust on mangroves, and asbestos in serpentine mineral deposits and urban dust. Many of these applications synergistically combine field spectroscopy with remote sensing data, thus allowing more-precise data calibration, spectral analysis of the data, and verification of mapping. The increased accuracy makes these environmental evaluation tools efficient because they can be used to focus field work on those areas most critical to the research effort. The use of spectroscopy to evaluate minerals of environmental concern pushes current imaging spectrometer technology to its limits; we present laboratory results that indicate the direction for future designs of imaging spectrometers.
Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Evaluating minerals of environmental concern using spectroscopy
ISBN 0780395107; 9780780395107
DOI 10.1109/IGARSS.2006.515
Year Published 2006
Language English
Larger Work Title International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
First page 1990
Last page 1991
Conference Title 2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS
Conference Location Denver, CO
Conference Date 31 July 2006 through 4 August 2006
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