Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative


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A cooperative research initiative between the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Inistitute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (UW-CIMSS), and the University of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (UH-HIGP) including a subcontract with Texas A&M University

This Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD) research effort has three main long-term goals. They are:

  • to bridge the physical principles of a hyperspectral data retrieval problem with the mathematical algorithms that try to solve it;
  • mathematically quantify the location of useful information to complete a physically-driven application in the electromagnetic spectrum, and
  • develop physically-based hyperspectral data processing applications for surface material identification, atmospheric parameter retrieval formulation, and coastal water quality assessment.

Contact information

Wayne Feltz
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1225 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-263-7435 (CIMSS Office)
Fax: 608-262-5974 (CIMSS Office)
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Funding contributors and acknowledgements


July 16, 2008