The Hyperspectral ICE-core (HyperICE) scanner is a novel instrument for collecting high-resolution hyperspectral measurements of ice-core samples. The system consists of a custom-designed high-precision linear motion stage which embeds a HeadWall Hyperspec(R) visible to near-infrared imaging sensor and a dedicated halogen light source. The pushbroom sensor moves along the ice-core samples collecting hyperspectral imagery with 810 spectral bands in the 380-1000 nm spectral range  for each of the 1024 spatial The instrument designed to operate in low-temperature laboratories (i.e. up to -20° C) to prevent changes of ice cores chemical and physical properties. The imagery collected permit a fast and quantitative analysis of VNIR optical properties of ice-core samples with a number of applications in glaciology science.    

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