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AVIRIS - Information

AVIRIS is a proven instrument in the realm of Earth Remote Sensing. It is a unique optical sensor that delivers calibrated images of the upwelling spectral radiance in 224 contiguous spectral channels (bands) with wavelengths from 400 to 2500 nanometers for the purposes of imaging spectroscopy.

Journal References
Dataset Type 
  • Level 1 (L1)- geolocated, calibrated, radiance
  • Level 2 (L2)- atmospherically and topographically corrected, georectified surface reflectance (visual and shortwave infrared)
  • Level 3 (L3)- operational metrics (e.g., NDVI)
  • Burn fraction
  • Plant functional traits
  • Fuel condition (live or dead), type, amount, moisture content
Resolution 14.8 m
Projection UTM datum NAD83
Swath Width 11 km
Aircraft Parameters 
  • Spectral Bands: 224 contiguous(12-bit resolution)
  • IFOV: 1 mrad
  • Ground Resolution: 66 feet (20 meters) at 65,000 feet
  • Total Scan Angle: 30 degrees/li>
  • Pixels/Scanline: 614
  • Scan Rate: 6.25 - 25 Hz
Note: This instrument is flown on the ER-2 aircraft. All data collection missions are coordinated through Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
L2 Band Configuration

NOTE: For the latest calibration files for L0-L2 data please see the AVIRIS site directly.

Band Numbers Bandwidth (µm) Spectral Range (µm)
1-32 0.0094 0.41 - 0.70
33-97 0.0094 0.68 - 1.27
98-162 0.0097 1.25 - 1.86
163-224 0.0097 1.84 - 2.45
Data Provider Creator: Jet Propulsion Laboratory/US Forest Service Region 5 Remote Sensing Laboratory
Release Place: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA, USA
Please acknowledge data processing of this data by Zachary Tane, Ph.D. student at University of California, Santa Barbra and affiliated with the US Forest Service under the supervision of Carlos Ramirez.