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Atlas of reflectance spectra of terrestrial, lunar and meteoritic powders and frosts from 92 to 1800 nmThe reflectance spectra of powdered samples of selected minerals, meteorites, lunar materials and frosts are presented as an aid in the interpretation of present and future remote sensing data of solar system objects. Spectra obtained in separate wavelength regions have been combined and normalized, yielding coverage from 92 to 1800 nm. Spectral features include reflectance maxima in the far UV region produced by valence-conduction interband transitions, and reflectance minima in the near UV, visible and near IR regions, produced by charge transfer and crystal field transitions. Specific maxima and minima are diagnostic of mineral type and composition; additionally, the minerals present in mixtures such as meteorites and lunar samples can be determined.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Wagner, Jeffrey
(Pittsburgh Univ. Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
Hapke, Bruce
(Pittsburgh Univ. Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
Wells, Eddie
(Pittsburgh Univ. Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington, Reports of Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program, 1986
Subject Category
Inorganic And Physical Chemistry
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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