Analyzing and Groundtruthing Soil Characteristics

September 27, 2016 - September 27, 2016

This September, our spectroscopy webinar focuses on the specific application of Soil Characteristics and features ASD's FieldSpec 4 and HandHeld 2 instruments.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How (and why) water alters the spectral reflectance of soils
  • The importance of the location of water in the soil
  • Nutrient and organic matter analysis of soil
  • UAS sensor calibration using an ASD instrument
  • Groundtruthing a UAS sensor using an ASD instrument

About our Speakers: Dr. Bill Philpot and Deborah Grantham; Cornell University

Dr. Bill Philpot is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Cornell University. While his field is remote sensing, his perspective is in characterizing and understanding the interaction of light with the earth's surface (i.e. water, vegetation, soil). He began as a graduate student in Marine Studies at the University of Delaware studying coastal oceanography, but has come to consider other water and land applications including agriculture, forestry, geology, etc. Bill’s current interest is in characterizing wet soils.

Deborah Grantham is a Senior Extension Associate and Assistant Director for Environment and Natural Resources for Cornell Cooperative Extension within Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences School of Integrative Plant Science’s Soil and Crop Sciences Section. She is currently conducting research in the application of hyperspectral reflectance to soil characteristics.

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