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ASTER Spectral Library - Version 2.0

Welcome to Version 2.0 of the ASTER spectral library, a compilation of over 2400 spectra of natural and man made materials. Version 2.0 of the ASTER spectral library was released on December 3rd, 2008.


The ASTER spectral library includes data from three other spectral libraries: the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Spectral Library the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Spectral Library, and the United States Geological Survey (USGS - Reston) Spectral Library.

If you use data from the ASTER spectral library in a publication we ask that you reference the following article: Baldridge, A. M., S.J. Hook, C.I. Grove and G. Rivera, 2009.. The ASTER Spectral Library Version 2.0. Remote Sensing of Environment, vol 113, pp. 711-715. <PDF>

Reproduced from the ASTER Spectral Library through the courtesy of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Copyright © 1999, California Institute of Technology. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Contact information:
Cognizant Scientist: Simon.J.Hook@jpl.nasa.gov
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