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NASA 2008 HyspIRI whitepaper and workshop report

January 1, 2009

From October 21-23, 2008, NASA held a three-day workshop to consider the Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI) mission recommended for implementation by the 2007 report from the U.S. National Research Council Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond, also known as the Earth Science Decadal Survey. The open workshop provided a forum to present the initial observational requirements for the mission and assess its anticipated impact on scientific and operational applications as well as obtain feedback from the broader scientific community on the mission concept.

The workshop participants concluded the HyspIRI mission would provide a significant new capability to study ecosystems and natural hazards at spatial scales relevant to human resource use. In addition, participants confirmed that the proposed instrument designs could meet the measurement requirements and be implemented through the use of current technology.

The workshop participants, like the Decadal Survey itself, strongly endorsed the need for the HyspIRI mission and felt the mission, as defined, would accomplish the intended science.

Publication Year 2009
Title NASA 2008 HyspIRI whitepaper and workshop report
Authors John C. Mars
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Index ID 70193194
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center