Baseline data National Spectral Database
Your supplied spectral data, curated
The National Spectral Database (NSD) houses best-practice spectral data collected by Australian remote sensing scientists from multiple locations and institutions across the country. As the collection grows the NSD will service continental scale research for the Earth observation community and support application such as the validation of satellite-based measurements of surface reflectance
The National Spectral Database targets as diverse as soils, vegetation, waterbodies, coral, macro to micro algae, seagrasses and land surfaces
The database also includes field-based data routinely collected by Geoscience Australia’s Digital Earth Australia program for calibration and validation measurements, as well as spectral data previously hosted by the University of Wollongong
Why collate spectral data?
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