ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Project: GEMx

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ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Project: GEMx

by ORNL - yaxingwei » Tue Jan 09, 2024 1:14 pm America/New_York

Hi,

The ORNL DAAC needs a new GCMD project vocabulary entry, here are the details:

Short name: GEMx
Long name: Geological Earth Mapping Experiment

Description: The Geological Earth Mapping Experiment (GEMx) is a five-year research project funded by the USGS Earth Mapping Resources Initiative through investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The GEMx uses NASA's Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS), Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer (HyTES), and MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator (MASTER) instruments flown on NASA's ER-2 and Gulfstream V aircraft to collect measurements over the country's arid and semi-arid regions, including parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. These observations record the spectroscopic fingerprints of surface minerals across hundreds of wavelength bands. The GEMx capitalizes on both the technology developed by NASA for spectroscopic imaging as well as the expertise in analyzing the datasets and extracting critical mineral information including primary rock-forming minerals and mineral weathering or alteration. Beyond providing additional detail over the mineral maps made by the Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT), GEMx will provide NASA with critical high-resolution data at regional scales to support development of the Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) mission.

Reference: https://earth.jpl.nasa.gov/emit/news/20/nasa-usgs-map-minerals-to-understand-earth-makeup-climate-change/

Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.

Thanks,
Yaxing
Dr. Yaxing Wei (weiy@ornl.gov)
Lead Scientist, ORNL DAAC
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
https://daac.ornl.gov

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Re: ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Project: GEMx

by GCMD - tstevens » Thu Jan 11, 2024 8:21 am America/New_York

Thank you for your keyword request. We will review it and let you know when it is complete.

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Re: ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Project: GEMx

by GCMD - tstevens » Thu Jan 18, 2024 12:58 pm America/New_York

@ORNL - yaxingwei The project keyword has been added; please review.
GEMx > Geological Earth Mapping Experiment: https://gcmd.earthdata.nasa.gov/kms/concept/5d377cce-cb96-4da8-b202-8c5d0b2a8461?version=draft 

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