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CORAL – COral Reef Airborne Laboratory / Earth Venture Suborbital – 2

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The CORAL Australian Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Portable Remote Imaging SpectroMeter (PRISM) flight data collection campaign is now complete.  All areas were covered, albeit some with weather conditions better than others.  The Tempus Gulfstream-IV/PRISM team flew ~56 science hours, imaged over 100 flight lines, and performed a dozen ground health checks during the past six weeks in Australia.  By rough calculations, we imaged over 30,000 square kilometers of reefs, and open ocean, at ~8 meter/pixel resolution.  This results in over 500,000,000 oversampled pixels, each of which has 240 spectral bands to evaluate.