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Analysis of SMIRR Data for Volcanic and Sedimentary Terrains of the Trans-pecos Region, TexasThe Shuttle Multispectral Infrared Radiometer (SMIRR) carried on the second mission of the Space Shuttle produced spectral data for portions of Presidio and Jeff Davis Counties, Texas during the eighteenth orbit of the spacecraft in November of 1981. The data covers an area approximately 100 m in width and 100 km in length extending from the Rio Grande just north of Candelaria in the southwest to Fort Stockton in the northeast. The area is part of the Chihuahua Desert ecosystem. The purpose of the project is to provide groundtruth for the spectral data produced by the SMIRR scanner. The ten filters on the SMIRR scanner extend from 0.50 to 2.35 microns. It has been found that the bands from 2.0 to 2.35 microns are particularly useful for discriminating carbonate and clay minerals.
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Blount, H. G.
(Sul Ross State Univ. Alpine, TX, United States)
Whitfordstark, J. L.
(Sul Ross State Univ. Alpine, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
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Publication: NASA, Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. and Geophys. Program, 1984
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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