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New AVIRIS-NG Data Added to the ABoVE Airborne Campaign

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2021-06-29
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ABoVE flight paths of the AVIRIS-NG instrument during 2017, 2018 and 2019.
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ABoVE flight paths of the AVIRIS-NG instrument during 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The ORNL DAAC recently released an update to the following Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) dataset by Miller, C.E., et al. (2019):

ABoVE: Hyperspectral Imagery from AVIRIS-NG, Alaskan and Canadian Arctic, 2017-2019

This dataset provides Level 1 radiance and Level 2 surface reflectance measured by the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer-Next Generation (AVIRIS-NG) instrument during flights over the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) domain from June to August 2017 and July to August 2019. This dataset was revised to include flights from the 2019 ABoVE airborne campaign. There were no changes to the previously provided data from 2017 and 2018 flights. AVIRIS-NG measures reflected radiance at 5-nanometer (nm) intervals in the visible to shortwave infrared spectral range between 380 and 2510 nm. The data include 556 flight lines for all years covering areas of interest to the ABoVE campaign over much of Alaska and western Canada. These data will allow researchers to characterize ecosystem structure and function near the height of the growing season. This dataset represents one part of a multisensor airborne sampling campaign conducted by eleven different aircraft teams for ABoVE.

The ABoVE is a NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program field campaign being conducted in Alaska and western Canada, for 8 to 10 years, starting in 2015. Research for ABoVE links field-based, process-level studies with geospatial data products derived from airborne and satellite sensors, providing a foundation for improving the analysis, and modeling capabilities needed to understand and predict ecosystem responses to, and societal implications of, climate change in the Arctic and Boreal regions.

Additional data from ABoVE and other relevant links can be found on the ORNL DAAC's ABoVE Project Page.

Citation: Miller, C.E., R.O. Green, D.R. Thompson, A.K. Thorpe, M. Eastwood, I.B. Mccubbin, W. Olson-duvall, M. Bernas, C.M. Sarture, S. Nolte, L.M. Rios, M.A. Hernandez, B.D. Bue, and S.R. Lundeen. 2019. ABoVE: Hyperspectral Imagery from AVIRIS-NG, Alaskan and Canadian Arctic, 2017-2019. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1569

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