Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center

Integrated Methods Development Project

Imaging Spectroscopy Methods

Task Objectives

Imaging spectroscopy and supporting spectroscopic analyses in the field and the laboratory offer tools for addressing many science topics relevant to modern society, including many objectives of the Mineral Resources Program and other USGS programs. Imaging spectroscopy is uniquely capable of providing mineralogical and biological data for studies related to assessment, genesis, and life-cycles of ore deposits as well as data critical to addressing environmental issues (mining activity, industrial pollution, etc), ecosystem and land use management.

This task has been divided into two subtasks:

We will support integrated studies, improve the USGS spectral library, improve imaging spectroscopy mapping algorithms, and application of thos algorithms to scientific studies. See subtasks for specific workplans.

Contact Information

Roger Clark
Box 25046 MS 964 Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225-0046
Phone: 303-236-1332
Email: Roger Clark

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