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AVIRIS-NG (Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer-Next Generation)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

To date NASA AVIRIS-NG imaging spectroscopy measurements have been acquired for 51 of 57 planned sites (>280 flight lines).   Water quality imaging spectrometer measurements of the Ganges (site 44) were acquired on the February 23. AVIRIS-NG with the aircraft is currently collecting data for a mangrove ecosystem site near Kolkatta.

AVIRIS-NG began flying science targets in India on the December 17, 2015.  Sites collected have science objectives spanning: coastal zone; mangrove forests; Asian soils; Asian forests; hydrocarbon alteration; mineralogy; agriculture; urban; and calibration/validation.  Science data acquisition flights are expected to continue through early March.