Makhtesh Ramon, a super site for calibration and validation of is sensors Academic Article uri icon


  • ABSTRACT Makhtesh Ramon is one of the most promising sites for HSR sensor calibration worldwide; it is located in southern Israeli Negev Desert. The region is generally a flat drainage basin bounded by steep walls. Due to the arid conditions, vegetation and soil cover are limited; in addition, the area is nearly free of clouds throughout the year. Makhtesh Ramon expose lithologies from the Middle Triassic to Resent. The region was declared a National Reserve Geological Park and as such it is preserved in its natural state. Two …

publication date

  • March 1, 2009