The FieldSpec® 4 Wide-Res field spectroradiometer is a high performance, cost effective device. The 3 nm VNIR, 30 nm SWIR spectral resolution of the FieldSpec® 4 Wide-Res field spectroradiometer, is an economical solution for the analysis of any material with wide spectral features. Basic vegetation analysis and water column studies are typical application areas that are related to broader spectral features.
The FieldSpec 4 Wide-Res field spectroradiometer can be used for a number of the same applications as the Standard-Res model although the characterization of material with sharper spectral features will be less precise. The FieldSpec 4 Wide-Res is not suggested for the analysis of materials and compounds with narrow or sharp geological spectral features in the SWIR range such as atmospheric/gas studies or alteration mineralogy studies.
Due to its broader optical slit, the FieldSpec® Wide-Res field spectroradiometer provides the best signal throughput of any FieldSpec spectroradiometers. High throughput benefits measurements captured in low illumination conditions.
This instrument is available at a considerably lower price point than other FieldSpec four models, which makes it an appealing option when budgets are low.
Besides being a cost-effective field spectroradiometer, the FieldSpec® 4 Wide-Res also functions well as a sturdy, field spectrometer for accurate contact reflectance or non-solar stand-off measurements.