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Overview of NASA's MISR instrument and its applications

When: Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Room 16, Bernard Price Building
Start time:13:15

Professor Michel Verstraete, Visiting Professor at the Global Change Institute at Wits will present this Geospatial Sciences seminar.

NASA's Terra space platform, dedicated to the observation of the Earth, was launched on 18 December 1999 and is still operational today. The Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument measures the reflectance of the planet in four spectral bands from nine different directions.

These 36 data channels are suitable to address a wide range of climate and environmental applications and provide a unique opportunity to document the anisotropy of the environment.

A processing system has been designed and implemented at Wits' Global Change Institute to derive advanced biogeophysical products to quantitatively describe terrestrial environments at the spatial resolution of 275 m.

The combination of multiangular observations and state of the art algorithms delivers unique products of high quality over long periods of time. The current status of the project will be outlined and some of the products will be showcased.

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