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Determination of Mineral Type, Abundance, and Grain Size with Remotely Obtained Reflectance SpectraTo derive the abundances of minerals in a surface composed of more then one mineral in an intimate mixture, the bidirectional reflectance spectrum must be measured at several angles of incidence and emission. From these measurements, the scattering parameters may be derived, and the effective single scattering albedo can be computed from the models. If the scattering parameters are not derived, and the particles scatter anisotropically, then the computed effective single scattering albedo has been computed, the solution to the model is a nonlinear least squares problem with three unknowns per particle type. The solution is feasible when the complex indices of refraction and the densities of each mineral component are known. The unknowns are: the grain size of each particle type, the mass fraction of each particle type, and a grain internal scattering coefficient that describes grain imperfections.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
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Clark, R. N.
(Geological Survey Denver, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. and Geophys. Program, 1984
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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