Special Issue "Advances of Imaging Spectroscopy in Mineral Exploration"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Veronika Kopačková-Strandová
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Guest Editor
Czech Geological Survey, 118 21 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: imaging spectroscopy; mineral spectroscopy; environmental monitoring; optical and thermal remote sensing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today, imaging spectroscopy (also referred to as hyperspectral remote sensing) is well-developed, and many minerals can be identified using hyperspectral images. Imaging spectroscopy can be used to pinpoint the particular minerals of interest, but it can also locate indicator minerals that suggest a nearby location of a valuable ore deposit. At present, hyperspectral data can be acquired using different platforms—most often aerial, close-range (e.g., UAVs or scanning systems used in the field) or priximal. However, the first European hyperspectral satellite—PRISMA—was lunched in 2019, and hopefully, this satellite mission will be followed by EnMap in 2020 and even more in the future. Therefore, emphasis should be placed on multiplatform hyperspectral data integration and new techniqes allowing easy extraction of key information using these multiplatform data. Even today, hyperspectral image data do not have the resolution of a lab or field spectrometer; moreover, external factor affects the signal. Therefore, the question is what limitations state-of-art hyperspectral sensor/systems currently have and what can be resolved from such image spectra.

Hence, in this Special Issue, we are looking for novel solutions and approaches including but not limited to the topics as follows::

  • State-of-the-art mineral mapping techniqes focusing on novel quantitative methods;
  • Applications built/tested on state-of the art hyperspectral data;
  • New applications for UAV and other close-range hyperspectral systems;
  • Potential and limitations of hyperspectral satellite missions in mineral mapping;
  • Techniques for multiplatform data fusion;
  • Integration of optical and thermal hyperspectral data.

Dr. Veronika Kopačková-Strnadová
Guest Editor

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  • mineral spectroscopy
  • imaging spectroscopy
  • hyperspectral remote sensing
  • quantitative methods
  • future hyperspectral satellite misssions
  • mineral mapping techniques

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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