Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/22/2009
Publication Date: 5/30/2009
Citation: Anderson, M.C. 2009. NASA 2008 HyspIRI Whitepaper & Workshop Report. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propultion Laboratory Publication. 09-19:79. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: On October 21-23rd 2008 NASA held a three-day workshop to consider the Hyperspectral and Infrared Imager (HyspIRI) mission recommended for implementation by the 2007 National Research Council Earth Science Decadal Survey. The open workshop provided a forum to present the initial observational requirements for the mission and assess its anticipated impact on scientific and operational applications as well as obtain feedback from the broader scientific community. The workshop participants concluded the HyspIRI mission would provide a significant new capability to study ecosystems and hazards at spatial scales relevant to resource use by humans. In addition that the proposed instrument design would meet the measurement requirements and could be implemented using current technology. The workshop participants, like the Decadal Survey, strongly endorsed the need for the HyspIRI mission and felt the mission, as defined, would accomplish the intended science.