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Hyperspectral imagery and LiDAR for geological analysis of Cuprite, Nevada
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Fusion of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI) products is useful for geological analysis, particularly for visualization of geomorphology and hydrology. In early 2007, coincident hyperspectral imagery and LiDAR were acquired over Cuprite, Nevada. The data were analyzed with ENVI and the ENVI LiDAR Toolkit. Results of the analysis of these data suggest, for some surfaces, a correlation between mineral content and surface roughness. However, the LiDAR resolution (~1 meter ground sampling distance) is likely too coarse to extract surface texture properties of clay minerals in some of the alluvial fans captured in the imagery. Though not demonstrated in this particular experiment (but a goal of the research), the relation between surface roughness and mineral composition may provide valuable information about the mechanical properties of the surface cover-in addition to generating another variable useful for material characterization, image classification, and scene segmentation. Future mission planning should include consideration of determining optimal ground sampling to be used by LiDAR and HSI systems. The fusion of LiDAR elevation data and multi- and hyperspectral classification results is, in and of itself, a valuable tool for imagery analysis and should be explored further.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7334, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XV, 73341C (27 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.819315
Show Author Affiliations
Michael S. West, The MITRE Corp. (United States)
Ronald G. Resmini, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7334:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XV
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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