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Airborne Hyperspectral and LiDAR data - Australian field sites


TERN worked together with Airborne Research Australia (ARA) to deliver airborne hyperspectral and lidar data for a number of selected homogenous 5 km x 5 km field sites across several locations in Australia (formally known as the AusCover Supersites). A Riegl Q560 Lidar, a SPECIM AisaEAGLE II hyperspectral scanner (VNIR) and a SPECIM AisaHAWK hyper-spectral scanner were mounted in underwing pods of ARA's ECO-Dimona research aircraft VH-EOS, each one together with its own navigation and altitude system. The spatial resolution of the Airborne hyperspectral data is 0.5m and Airborne LiDAR is 0.3m. Details on the data acquisition for each site is summarized here.

This work was funded by the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), an Australian Government National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) project.

Between January 2011 and June 2013, TERN Landscapes collected field, airborne hyperspectral and airborne LiDAR data coincidently from several locations across Australia to be used for upscaling ground gathered observations, and to help calibrate satellite sensors passing overhead.


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Temporal coverage

From 2012-02-01 To 2013-07-01


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Citation information

How to cite this collection:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland Government (2013): Airborne Hyperspectral and LiDAR data - Australian field sites. Version 1.0.0. Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network. (Dataset).

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