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SHIFT: HyTES L1 Brightness Temperature, March 23 2022


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This dataset holds Level 1 (L1) brightness temperature data collected by the Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer (HyTES) instrument. This imagery was acquired as part of the Surface Biology and Geology High-Frequency Time Series (SHIFT) campaign on March 23, 2022. The SHIFT campaign generated precise, high-frequency data on plant communities for nearly 1,656 square kilometers across Santa Barbara County, California, US, and the nearby ocean. HyTES is a compact image spectrometer that acquires data in 256 spectral bands between 7.5 and 12 micrometers; it was deployed on a Twin Otter aircraft. The SHIFT campaign sought to demonstrate the joint use of both VSWIR and thermal infrared (TIR) data. TIR data are used to measure land surface temperature (LST), which informs models of water flux from land surface through processes such as evapotranspiration. LST is sensitive to solar heat gains and local cooling effects due to evaporative cooling. The HyTES instrument measures TIR radiances that can be used to derive LST, emissivity and Level 3 products such as latent heat flux and detection of air pollution sources. The HyTES data are provided in HDF5 format and include 91 flight scenes. The data are not projected, but georeferencing information for each pixel are provided in the HDF5 and a separate ENVI file for each flight scene. In addition, the flight scene boundaries and an overlay image are provided in Keyhole Markup Language (KML) along with a quicklook image and spectral response data.

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Rivera, G., W.R. Johnson, R.J. Freepartner, B.T. Eng, and S.J. Hook. 2023. SHIFT: HyTES L1 Brightness Temperature, March 23 2022. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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