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Observational and Data Reduction Techniques to Optimize Mineralogical Characterizations of Asteroid Surface MaterialsMineralogy is the key to determining the compositional history of the asteroids and to determining the genetic relationships between the asteroids and meteorites. The most sophisticated remote mineralogical characterizations involve the quantitative extraction of specific diagnostic parameters from reflectance spectra and the use of quantitative interpretive calibrations to determine the presence, abundance and/or composition of mineral phases in a surface material. Although this approach is potentially subject to systematic errors, it provides the only consistent set of asteroid surface material characterizations.
Document ID
20030111030
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Gaffey, M. J. (North Dakota Univ. Grand Forks, ND, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-7598
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-10345
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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