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Mapping Surficial Geology

Evaluating EO-1 Hyperion Data in Mapping Surficial Geology near Loiyangalani, Kenya

Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College, my senior thesis was my first introduction to remote sensing.  I analyzed a swath of land to the south of Lake Turkana in Kenya using EO-1 Hyperion hyperspectral imagery.  Using a variety of per-pixel spectral signature analyses I compared the resulting classification with a geologic map of the region developed in the field by my professor and adviser.  I then evaluated the ability of the hyperspectral sensor to provide plausible results.    

Want to read my paper?  Find it here.

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