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NASA ROSES-16 Amendment 43: A.31 AVIRIS NG India reactivated

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ROSES-16 Amendment 43: Program element A.31 Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer – Next Generation (AVIRIS – NG) Data from an Airborne Campaign in India has reopened.

As part of a broader cooperative effort in Earth science research and applications, NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) agreed to operate the NASA Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer – Next Generation (AVIRIS – NG) instrument aboard the ISRO National Remote Sensing Centre King Air B-200 aircraft. AVIRIS-NG is a NASA airborne imaging spectrometer in which each ground pixel measures the complete surface-reflected solar spectrum over the 380 to 2500nm spectral range. This airborne campaign generated data products relevant to Earth science research and applications activities in a number of topic areas by capturing spectra from terrestrial, freshwater, and marine sites throughout India. The products will provide ISRO with important baseline spectroscopy data for a wide variety of Indian environments and offer NASA researchers an opportunity to use an important new dataset. Both NASA and ISRO have access to all scientific data coming from the AVIRIS-NG instrument. This campaign marked the first step in a potential multiyear effort between NASA and ISRO to advance imaging spectroscopy of the Earth.

Utilization of Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer - Next Generation Data from an Airborne Campaign in India has reopened. NASA requests revised or new Notices of Intent to be resubmitted by December 8, 2016. The new due date for proposals is January 17, 2017.

Quicklooks for the AVIRIS-NG data are available at https://avirisng.jpl.nasa.gov/quicklooks.html  and by then clicking on the links to "2015 Flights" and "2016 Flights." The site list for the 57 Indian sites is still available through the NSPIRES cover page for this solicitation under "Other Documents" as is the Science Plan for these flights. All investigators wanting to pursue opportunities for potential collaborations with investigators funded by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and/or seeking access to potential Indian ground data, should send their notices of intent by December 8, 2016 to Dr. Bimal K Bhattacharya at bkbhattacharya@sac.isro.gov.in.

Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Woody Turner at woody.turner@nasa.gov .

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