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Unimixing and mapping of alteration zones using EO-1 Hyperion data in Erongo, Namibia
Author(s): Majid M. Oskouei; Wolfgang Busch
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Paper Abstract

The study aims to detect and map alteration halos in Erongo Namibia using Hyperion dataset. Detail surveys and investigations are possible considering hyperspectral sensors capability to render plenty of spectral information from observing surface of earth. In the term of mineral detection there are particular challenges. Main problem is due to very small size of mineral grain comparing to even those data possessing finest ground resolution. One of the methods has been invented for objects smaller than ground resolution of dataset is linear mixture model (LMM). This allows us to estimate abundances of targets in each pixel of scene after determination of endmembers. Regarding to the challenge about mineral detection task, as a matter of fact, finding pure pixels of the data in mineralogical scale is often impossible. Therefore we are able to determine the purest pixels which are a mixture of several minerals themselves and spectral profile of them consists of absorption features of those detectable minerals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6749, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology VII, 674915 (30 October 2007);
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Majid M. Oskouei, Technische Univ. Clausthal (Germany)
Wolfgang Busch, Technische Univ. Clausthal (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6749:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology VII
Manfred Ehlers; Ulrich Michel, Editor(s)

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