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Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI)

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Status: Future, Pre-Formulation
Mission Category: Earth Systematic Missions, Decadal Survey, Tier 2

The objectives of the Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI) mission are to 1) study the processes that indicate volcanic eruption; 2) analyze the nutrients and water status of vegetation; 3) examine soil type and health; 4) use spectra to identify locations of natural sources; 5) study deforestation and changes in vegetation type; 6) provide early warning of droughts; 7) improve exploration for natural resources; and 8) forecast likelihood of volcanic eruptions and landslides.

Key Hyperspectral Infrared Imager Facts

Instruments: Hyperspectral spectrometer
Program Scientist(s): Woody Turner

Related Applications:

  • Agricultural Efficiency
  • Ecological Forecasting