Spectral Library for Various Rocks and Minerals of Salem District: A Comparative Study and Validation with ASTER Data

  • M. SridharEmail author
  • M. Muthukumar
Part of the Springer Earth System Sciences book series (SPRINGEREARTH)


Documentation of hyperspectral data of selected rocks and minerals and validation of the measured spectral values with ASTER data are presented in this chapter. Spectral data were generated by using the instrument SVC HR 1024 Spectroradiometer with a wavelength range of 350–2,500 nm. The spectra were compared with USGS and JHU spectral library. Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data acquired in the Visible Near Infra Red (VNIR) and Short Wave Infra Red (SWIR) regions were used to evaluate the spectral discrimination of rocks and minerals. The SAM technique was used to detect the presence of minerals (e.g. Magnesite and Bauxite) in the study area and then the spectral library was validated with the SAM results.


Normalize Difference Vegetation Index Spectral Signature Spectral Library Spectral Angle Mapping Bauxite Deposit 
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Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer


Spectra Vista Corporation


High Resolution


United States Geological Survey


John Hawkins University


Visible Near Infra Red


Short Wave Infra Red


Minimum Noise Fraction


Pixel Purity Index


Spectral Angle Mapper


Ultra Violet


Near Infra Red


Indium gallium arsenide


Thermal Infra Red


Principle Compound Analysis


Fast Line-of-sight Atmospheric Analysis of Spectral Hypercubes


Infra Red


Jet Propulsion Laboratory


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Remote SensingBharathidasan UniversityTiruchirappalli-23India
  2. 2.Department of Rural DevelopmentGandhigram Rural Institute Deemed UniversityDindigulIndia

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