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Identification of spectrally similar materials using the USGS Tetracorder algorithm: the calcite?epidote?chlorite problem

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Dalton, J Brad, Bove, Dana J, Mladinich, Carol S, and Rockwell, Barnaby W, Identification of spectrally similar materials using the USGS Tetracorder algorithm: the calcite?epidote?chlorite problem: .

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A scheme to discriminate and identify materials having overlapping spectral absorption features has been developed and tested based on the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Tetracorder system. The scheme has been applied to remotely sensed imaging spectroscopy data acquired by the Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) instrument. This approach was used to identify the minerals calcite, epidote, and chlorite in the upper Animas River watershed, Colorado. The study was motivated by the need to characterize the distribution of calcite in the watershed and assess its acid-neutralizing potential with regard to acidic mine drainage. Identification of these three minerals is difficult because their diagnostic spectral features [...]

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