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Automatic definition of spectral units in the equatorial regions of MarsISM was the first instrument that acquired spectra of small areas (25x25 sq km) on a planetary surface. The data set consists mainly in images made up of about 3000 such pixels, each one corresponding to a near-infrared spectrum (0.76 to 3.15 microns in 128 spectral channels) with high signal-to-noise ratio. These data were used to define spectral units and to constrain the mineralogy of surface materials in the equatorial regions of the planet. Future spaceborne imaging spectrometers (e.g. OMEGA on board the Mars-94 Russian spacecraft) are expected to provide several hundred times as much data as ISM, so there's a strong need for fast and reliable processing methods. The present work is an attempt to define spectral units in the region of Syrtis Major-Isidis Planitia by means of G-mode analysis. The method allows to cluster the spectra according to their similarities; different levels of classification can be achieved by tuning a threshold of confidence.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Erard, Stephane
(Viale Univ. Rome, Italy)
Cerroni, Priscilla
(Viale Univ. Rome, Italy)
Coradini, Angioletta
(Viale Univ. Rome, Italy)
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
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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