Monday, September 03, 2012

Free Vegetation Spectral Library Datasets

I have been using vegetation spectral datasets for quite awhile now. Someone asked me if I could share the links to free vegetation spectral libraries. Below, I posted the ones I am using. Please feel free to leave a comment if you know some other links that provide free data.

Vegetation Spectral Library (VSL). This library has been developed by the Systems Ecology Laboratory (SEL) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in cooperation with colleagues in the University of Alberta. VISIT LINK.

Dr. Greg Asner is one of the experts on vegetation spectral studies. You may want to visit the Spectranomics Database. The database focuses on tropical forest canopy trees, lianas (woody vines), vines, hemi-epiphytes, and other lifeforms that are normally inaccessible to scientific researchers. VISIT LINK.

Also check the ASTER Spectral Library. The ASTER spectral library includes data from three other spectral libraries: the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Spectral Library the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Spectral Library, and the United States Geological Survey (USGS - Reston) Spectral Library. VISIT LINK.


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