HyspIRI : Hyperspectral Infrared Imager
HyspIRI data will be used for a wide variety of studies primarily in the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystem and Earth Surface and Interior focus areas.
The Hyperspectral Infrared Imager or HyspIRI mission will study the world’s ecosystems and provide critical information on natural disasters such as volcanoes, wildfires and drought. HyspIRI will be able to identify the type of vegetation that is present and whether the vegetation is healthy. The mission will provide a benchmark on the state of the worlds ecosystems against which future changes can be assessed. The mission will also assess the pre-eruptive behavior of volcanoes and the likelihood of future eruptions as well as the carbon and other gases released from wildfires.
- Processes indicating volcanic eruption
- Nutrients and water status of vegetation; soil type and health
- Spectra to identify locations of natural resources
- Changes in vegetation type and deforestation; drought early warning
- Improved exploration for natural resources
- Forecasts of likelihood of volcanic eruptions and landslides
- Hyperspectral spectrometer