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ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Project: GEMx

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

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.


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


Re: ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Project: GEMx

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2024 8:21 am America/New_York
by GCMD - tstevens
Thank you for your keyword request. We will review it and let you know when it is complete.

Re: ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Project: GEMx

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2024 12:58 pm America/New_York
by GCMD - tstevens
@ORNL - yaxingwei The project keyword has been added; please review.
GEMx > Geological Earth Mapping Experiment: