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USGS Materials Maps
Visitors can learn about the relatively new field of imaging spectroscopy, which allows specific absorption features, caused by chemical bonds in materials, to be mapped spatially. Topics include an introduction to the procedure, environmental applications, vegetation and biota mapping, lithologic, and mineral mapping. A set of links provides access to reports, accompanied by spectroscopic images, on the use of this new tool in chosen locations.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Report
Subject:
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2347
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Dr Roger Clark
U.S. Geological Survey