Sulfates, Clouds and Radiation Brazil (SCAR-B) AVIRIS DataEntry ID: SCAR_B_AVIRIS
Abstract: Smoke/Sulfates, Clouds and Radiation - Brazil (SCAR-B) data include physical and chemical components of the Earth's surface, the atmosphere and the radiation field collected in Brazil with an emphasis in biomass burning.
The objectives for the SCAR mission are: to advance our knowledge of how the physical, chemical and radiative processes in our atmosphere are affected by sulfate aerosol and ... smoke from biomass burning; to improve our expertise at remotely sensing smoke, water vapor, clouds, vegetation and fires; and to assess the effects of deforestation and biomass burning on tropical landscapes.
The Airborne Visible/InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) is a unique optical sensor that delivers calibrated images of the upwelling spectral radiance in 224 contiguous spectral channels [also called bands]. The 224 different detectors, each with a wavelength sensitive range [also know as spectral bandwidth] of approximately 10 nanometers, allow AVIRIS to cover the entire range between 380nm and 2500 nm. When the data from each detector is plotted on a graph, it yields a spectrum. Comparing the resulting spectrum with those of known substances reveals information about the composition of the area being viewed by the instrument.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Professor Peter V. Hobbs
Dataset Title: Sulfates, Clouds and Radiation Brazil (SCAR-B) AVIRIS Data
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, Virginia, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center, NASA Langley Research CenterOnline Resource: https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/scarb/scarb_table
Start Date: 1995-08-13Stop Date: 1995-09-11
Email: phobbs at atmos.washington.edu
University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences Box 351640
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195-1640
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center User and Data Services NASA Langley Research Center Mail Stop 157D
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-09-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-09-13