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ERSC's ASD FieldSpec Spectroradiometer

Field Spectroradiometry and
Lake Spectral Libraries

from the Environmental Remote Sensing Center
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

About Field Spectroradiometry

Field spectroradiometry refers to the measurement of the spectral characteristics of light as it is reflected from features in the "field", as opposed to in the laboratory. At ERSC, we have two field spectroradiometer systems that are primarily used for studying the optical properties of lakes. This site provides an online library of spectral measurements from lakes, with simultaneously- acquired water chemistry data where available. It also provides information about the configuration of our spectroradiometer systems, and a list of publications.

Spectral Libraries
Spectral Libraries

For those wishing to examine lake spectra first-hand, we're providing libraries of reflectance spectra acquired from a wide range of lakes. The data are provided as delimited text files suitable for importing into spreadsheets, databases, or statistical software. Simultaneously-acquired water chemistry data also provided for many lakes.

Spectroradiometer hardware
Descriptions of Spectroradiometry Hardware

This page provides a description of the hardware and configuration of our field spectroradiometry systems.

Bibliography of related publications
References and Publications

Want to learn more? See this list of our publications related to field spectroradiometry research.

Image gallery of photographs, sample lake spectra, etc.
Field Spectroradiometry Image Gallery

Here are some photographs from field spectroradiometry projects, sample lake spectra, etc.

Support for this project was provided by the NASA Affiliated Research Center (ARC) program, the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research site, and the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

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