Special Issue "Hyperspectral Imaging for Mineral Mapping"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2019).
Interests: field and imaging spectroscopy: extraction of physical parameters, quantitative research, application to environmental geology
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Imaging spectroscopy (also called hyperspectral imaging or “HIS”) is one of the most powerful non-destructive remote sensing tools to obtain accurate mineralogical information about inaccessible targets—information which is often not available by other techniques. Identification of minerals and other geologic materials using visible to near infrared (VNIR), shortwave infrared (SWIR), and now longwave infrared (LWIR) spectroscopy is well established. Laboratory spectral studies have shown that spectral parameters such as absorption band shape, minimum position, depths, widths, areas, absolute reflectance, and combinations of these various parameters can be used to extract compositional information as well as quantify, or at least severely constrain, important physical and chemical properties such as major, and in some cases minor, element chemistry, endmember abundances, moisture content, grain size, etc.
Hyperspectral data in the VNIR-SWIR, extensively used in planetary exploration, have been available for over 30 years, and analysis of these for geologic applications is considered mature. With a number of planned Earth observation hyperspectral missions such as PRISMA (2018, Italy) and EnMAP (2020, Germany), after the Hyperion precursor, this non-destructive technology will be available for widespread monitoring and mapping of the complex Earth surface, in particular by extracting chemical and physical parameters. The aim of this special issue is to focus on recent advances in the understanding and the quantitative interpretation of mineral/rock spectral signatures in the VNIR, SWIR and LWIR spectral ranges in terms of chemical composition and physical properties, the understanding of intimate/areal mixtures as well as radiative transfer modeling.
Dr. Véronique Carrere
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- hyperspectral remote sensing
- spectral signature
- mineral mapping
- planetary surface composition and physical properties
- VNIR-SWIR-MWIR-LWIR spectral range
- absorption features
- radiative transfer modeling
- spectral deconvolution
- mixture analysis