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Forest biodiversity studies from airborne hyper-spectral imagery--UNDERGRADUATE

Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) - Internship
There is a wealth of hyperspectral imaging data from airborne observatories that can reveal important details about our land environment. The student will work on identifying different types of vegetation by their spectral signature mostly using the publicly available NEON dataset. We have existing Matlab code that can be used to determine the makeup and distribution of forest vegetation using the National Ecological Observation Network (NEON) spectrometer dataset.
Internship Facts
Session(s): Spring 2018
Available slots: 1
Academic Level(s): Pursuing Associates
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Academic Discipline(s): Science - Biology
Science - Earth Sciences
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NASA Center/Facility Name: Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Building Number/Name & Room Number 21 / 238
Work Environment Office Setting
Expected outcome: Research with the potential to contribute to a scientific article. Final report and/or poster presentation.
Student's special skills: Unix environment knowledge and programming language experience a plus (especially Matlab), although not required as the needed skills can be learned during the internship. Good organizational and communication skills are a must.