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Site Location: Ivanpah Playa


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ETM+ Bands 321 Site

Location (City, State, Country): Primm Valley, Nevada/California, USA, North America
Altitude above siea level (meters): 813
Center Latitude,Longitude (Degrees): +35.5692 , -115.3976
Landsat WRS-2 Path/Row: 39 / 35
Size of Usable Area (km): 1 x 1
Owner: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Researcher: Dr. Kurtis J. Thome
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Purpose: Radiometry test site with large homogenous regions
Description: Dry-lake playa, located on the border of California and Nevada along I-15. It is smaller than Railroad Valley and at a lower elevation, but it is by far more convenient to use and is more spatially uniform.

Google Earth: Looks very smooth and homogeneous in intensity and color.

Support Data: DOQ Available
Suitability: Recommended for VNIR and SWIR Bands
Limitations: Seasonal variability

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