Near Infrared Surveys
Exploration Technique: Near Infrared Surveys
|Exploration Technique Information|
|Exploration Group:||Remote Sensing Techniques|
|Exploration Sub Group:||Passive Sensors|
|Parent Exploration Technique:||Passive Sensors|
|Information Provided by Technique|
|Low-End Estimate (USD):|| 450.0045,000 centUSD |
4.5e-7 TUSD / sq. mile
|Median Estimate (USD):|| 800.0080,000 centUSD |
8.0e-7 TUSD / sq. mile
|High-End Estimate (USD):|| 1,350.00135,000 centUSD |
1.35e-6 TUSD / sq. mile
|Low-End Estimate:|| 6 weeks0.115 years |
1.38 months / job
|Median Estimate:|| 16 weeks0.307 years |
3.68 months / job
|High-End Estimate:|| 30 weeks0.575 years |
6.899 months / job
Near-infrared wavelengths behave similarly to visible light. Devices for sensing near infrared wavelengths are also known as night vision sensors. These sensors are useful in very low lighting scenes but cannot be used scenes with no light. Some animals such as nocturnal and deep sea animals have the ability to see in the near infrared spectrum.
Near infrared surveys are those which measure radiation in the spectrum just outside of light visible to the human eye. The near infrared wavelengths are not usually scanned as a stand-alone survey; they are scanned along with other infrared and visible bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. By scanning multiple bands such as in multispectral and hyperspectral imaging maps showing land temperature emissivity, reflectance, and elevations can be constructed. A unique instrument that has been used for geothermal exploration activities is the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). This instrument was designed by Japan and mounted on the U.S. Terra Satellite, launched in 1999. The instrument is capable of scanning in multiple bands from visible light and near infrared to long wave infrared.
Near infrared wavelengths as a stand-alone survey would not provide much useful information for geothermal exploration; however the near infrared spectrum can be useful to scan in conjunction with other bands.
- Mariana Eneva (California Energy Commission). 2010. Geothermal Exploration in Eastern California Using Aster Thermal Infrared Data. N/A: California Energy Commission. Report No.: CEC‐500‐2012‐005.
- University of Arizona. High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment [Internet]. 2007. [cited 2013/09/27]. Available from: http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/HiBlog/tag/wavelength/
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