Airborne Hyperspectral Reflectance Indian Cave Nebraska Multi-Day 1 m

PI: Ran Wang, John Gamon, Sabrina Russo


The Airborne Hyperspectral Reflectance Indian Cave Nebraska Multi-Day (AEHYPICNE1M) data are from the Indian Cave Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGeo) plot in Indian Cave State Park in southeastern Nebraska. The data have a spatial resolution of 1 meter (m) and fall in the spectral range of 400-1000 nanometers (nm). The data can be used by researchers in developing new capabilities for the remote sensing of forest diversity and function, as well as a global biodiversity monitoring system.

The Indian Cave ForestGeo plot airborne data were collected on September 6, 2019, and August 4, 2022. The images were collected by the Nebraska Earth Observatory (NEO), using an AisaKESTREL (Specim, Oulu, Finland) hyperspectral pushbroom sensor mounted on a Piper Saratoga fixed-wing aircraft.

The AEHYPICNE1M product provides images with 178 hyperspectral bands that have been radiometrically, geometrically, and atmospherically corrected.

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Collection and Granule


Characteristic Description
CollectionAirborne Hyperspectral
File Size~4.5 GB
Temporal ResolutionOther
Temporal Extent2019-09-06 to 2022-08-04
Spatial ExtentIndian Cave State Park, NE
Coordinate SystemUniversal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
DatumWorld Geodetic System (WGS84)
File FormatENVI
Geographic DimensionsVaries


Characteristic Description
Number of Science Dataset (SDS) Layers1
Columns/RowsVaries x Varies
Pixel Size1 m

Layers / Variables

SDS Name Description Units Data Type Fill Value No Data Value Valid Range Scale Factor
Band 1-178¹ Reflectance N/A 32-bit floating point N/A N/A 0 to 100 N/A

¹There are 178 science data layers. Each layer has the same characteristics.

Product Quality

The airborne data were evaluated for accuracy and uncertainties by comparing the data to ground measurements. For further details of methods used, refer to

Known Issues

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Airborne hyperspectral reflectance image from AEHYPICNE1M dataset of Indian Cave ForestGeo plot in southeastern Nebraska, August 4, 2022.

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DOI: 10.5067/Community/Airborne/AEHYPICNE1M.001