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Ivanpah Playa Test Site

Detailed Description

The Ivanpah Playa test site is a dry lakebed located in the Mohave Desert along the border of California and Nevada. The large homogenous landscape of this Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) LANDNET site is convenient to use and is spatially uniform over 1 km by 1 km area; however, there is seasonal variability. There is little to no vegetation in this area which also makes it attractive for the calibration activities. 

Learn more about Ivanpah and other test sites by accessing the USGS EROS Cal/Val Center of Excellence (ECCOE) Test Sites Catalog


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