My current research is a NERC funded PhD studentship, jointly between the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the University of Hull. BAS and partners collaborated in February 2011 to collect a large volume of visible, near infrared, shortwave infrared and longwave (thermal) infrared, airborne hyperspectral (>200 bands) data from various sites on the Antarctic Peninsula close the BAS research station at Rothera Point. My research aims to use this unique hyperspectral dataset, the first ever airborne hyperspectral dataset collected anywhere in the Antarctic, primarily for the purposes of geological discrimination and vegetation investigations. A recent field campaign was successfully completed to collect supporting data from sites on the Antarctic Peninsula using field spectrometers. Previously I completed a Master of Science by Research at Durham University where new techniques were developed for mapping sub-pixel fluvial grain sizes from very high resolution (< 5 cm) imagery.
I am supervised by Teal Riley and Andrew Fleming at BAS, and Graham Ferrier at the University of Hull.
Black, Martin, Fleming, Andrew, Riley, Teal, Ferrier, Graham, Fretwell, Peter, McFee, John, Achal, Stephen, Diaz, Alejandra Umana. (2014) On the Atmospheric Correction of Antarctic Airborne Hyperspectral Data. Remote Sensing, 6. 4498-4514. doi:10.3390/rs6054498
Black, Martin, Carbonneau, Patrice, Church, Michael, Warburton, Jeff. (2014) Mapping sub-pixel fluvial grain sizes with hyperspatial imagery. Sedimentology, 61. 691-711. doi:10.1111/sed.12072