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Full description1. Band ratio: B4/B3 Blue is low abundance, Red is high abundance (1) Exposed iron ore (hematite-goethite). Use in combination with the "Opaques index" to help separate/map dark (a) surface lags (e.g. maghemite gravels) which can be misidentified in visible and false colour imagery; and (b) magnetite in BIF and/or bedded iron ore; and (3) Acid conditions: combine with FeOH Group content to help map jarosite which will have high values in both products. Mapping hematite versus goethite mapping is NOT easily achieved as ASTER's spectral bands were not designed to capture diagnostic iron oxide spectral behaviour. However, some information on visible colour relating in part to differences in hematite and/or goethite content can be obtained using a ratio of B2/B1 especially when this is masked using a B4/B3 to locate those pixels with sufficient iro oxide content. -- This record represents data published by NCI. It uses catalogue metadata modified from Geoscience Australia. See our Record Lineage Information for more details.
CreditAll the derived geoscience products are copyright owned by CSIRO, Geoscience Australia and the Geological Surveys of Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland who financially sponsored this project. See https://doi.org/10.4225/08/51400D6F7B335 for further details.
The Geophysics 2030 project received co-investment from AuScope and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) to support the data curation at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI Australia) (https://doi.org/10.47486/XN002). AuScope, the ARDC and NCI Australia are enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
LineageFor detailed product notes and history please see associated "NATIONAL ASTER MAP PRODUCT NOTES" (Cudahy, Tom. Satellite ASTER Geoscience Product Notes for Australia. CSIRO: CSIRO; 2012. https://doi.org/10.4225/08/584d948f9bbd1). More accurate mapping of land surface composition at a continental-scale for improved resource exploration is becoming possible through a new generation of remote sensing technologies. These include the multi-spectral Japanese ASTER sensor onboard the US TERRA satellite which was launched in December 1999 and has now collected an image archive that effectively covers the Earth's land surface three times over. ASTER calibration, processing and standardisation approaches have been produced as part of a large multi-agency project to facilitate uptake of these techniques and make them easily integrated with other datasets in a GIS. Collaborative research, undertaken by Geoscience Australia, the Commonwealth Scientific Research Organisation (CSIRO) and state and industry partners, on the world-class Mt Isa mineral province in Queensland was completed in 2008 as a test-case for these new methods. The project demonstrated that geochemical information about alteration chemistry associated with footprints of mineral systems can be acquired by analysing spectral ground response, particularly in short-wave infra-red. Key materials that can be identified include clays and magnesium/iron/ aluminium oxyhydroxides, as well as information on mineral composition, abundance and physicochemistry (including crystallinity) for minerals such as kaolinite, which can be used as a surrogate for identifying transported versus in situ regolith material. High resolution mineral maps, from instruments such as HyMap, and Hyperion allow the recognition of various types of hydrothermal alteration, and can map and distinguish between distinct geochemical and mineralogical alteration halos and fluid pathways. The techniques and applications applied in the Mount Isa program were extended into a similar study for the eastern Gawler and Curnamona Cratons in South Australia, and now into the National ASTER mosaic and maps of Australia, using Hyperion satellite data as a means to calibrate the lower resolution ASTER data The following is a summary of the ASTER image processing procedure: Details will be provided in related publications currently in preparation. 1. Acquisition of the required ASTER L1B radiance@sensor data with SWIR cross-talk correction applied (www.gds.aster.ersdac.or.jp). Note that ASTER L2 "surface radiance" or "surface reflectance" can also be used; 2. SWIR Cross-talk correction (ERSDAC GDS software); 3. Geometric correction; 4. Converting the three 15 m VNIR bands to 30 m pixel resolution; 5. Generating a single nine band VNIR-SWIR image file (L1B) for each ASTER scene; 6. Solar irradiance correction; 7. Masking clouds and green vegetation; 8. Generation of ERMapper headers; 9. Calculation of statistics for masked-image overlaps and global scene response; 10. Scene ordering (best scenes up front in the mosaic); 11. Application of gains and offsets to cross-calibrate all images to a global response; 12. Reduction to "surface" reflectance using independent validation data (e.g. satellite Hyperion data). This requires selecting overlapping "regions of interest" (ROI) and calculating statistics to generate regression coefficients (gains and offsets). Alternatively, if independent EO data are not available then an estimate of the additive component (Equations 1 and 2) can be measured using a "dark-pixel" approach. The "dark pixel" can be estimated using: (1) deep water (very effective for SWIR bands away from sun glint angle); or (2) extrapolation to the dark-point using at least different materials illuminated under a range of different topographic conditions; 13. Application of the correction data (offset +/- gain for each band per scene/mosaic); 14. Geoscience information extraction: Application of "normalisation" scripts (see Tables 1 and 2 for product details). The workflow to generate the ASTER netCDF files is described in Figure 29 of the Compilation of Data Versioning Use Cases from the RDA Data Versioning Working Group Version 1.1: https://doi.org/10.15497/RDA00041.
Created: 21 04 2020
Issued: 18 08 2022
Modified: 24 04 2023
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- DOI : 10.25914/5F224EFA2F61D