Spectral Explorer

– a tool for the analysis of satellite sensor ranges

This tool allows users to interactively explore band sensors coverage of common terrestrially-focused satellites against common land surface reflectance signatures. This can be used to better interpret multi-spectral imagery and understand how sensors vary across satellite platforms and generations.

The spectral responses of key materials are true measurements compiled from the USGS Digital Spectral Library.

Add and inspect your own reflectance data here.

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