Welcome to the Infrared Spectrometry Laboratory (ISL)

The Infrared Spectrometry Laboratory (ISL) at NAU focuses on developing techniques for collecting and analyzing high-resolution spectral reflectance data used for a range of environmental applications. In situ spectral measurements are fast becoming an indespensable tool for natural resource assessment, remote sensing and monitoring ecological changes. ISL training workshops and short courses are designed to introduce NAU students, faculty, staff and research partners to a diversity of spectrometer data collection and analysis methods applicable to multiple disciplinary fields.

ASD in Action  FieldSpec 3 Max

This spectrometer equipment acquisition and training is supported by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF) in 2009 and 2010.

ISL facility 

The Infrared Spectrometry Laboratory (ISL) is located in the second floor of the Platinum rated LEED-Certified Applied Research and Development Building, Suite 220, on the main campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona (See map, building #56).

The dedicated ISL workspace is comprised of a high resolution (350 nm to 2500 nm) infrared spectrometry equipment for both lab and field applications. and the ISL computer with remote sensing applications and spectrometer data analysis software such as ENVI and Camo Unscrambler.