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Thermal-infrared emission spectroscopy of natural surfaces: Application to coated surfacesThermal-infrared vibrational spectroscopy has great potential for remotely determining the composition of planetary surface materials by taking advantage of fundamental molecular vibrational modes that produce spectral features in the range from approximately 3 to greater than 50 microns. Much of the current interest in the thermal infrared wavelength region stems from the deployment of multispectral scanners, such as the Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) and the Mars Observer Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES). In order to support these missions, it is necessary to develop an appropriate library of laboratory measurements. The purpose of this work was to develop a technique which, with a very limited set of assumptions, can be used to determine the emissivity of natural surfaces directly by using emitted energy.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Christensen, Philip R.
(Arizona State Univ. Tempe, AZ, United States)
Harrison, Stephanie T.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD., United States)
Barbera, Paul
(Arizona State Univ. Tempe, AZ, United States)
Ruff, Steve
(Arizona State Univ. Tempe, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 1: A-F
Subject Category
Inorganic And Physical Chemistry
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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